Archive for January, 2013

SMA Elections 2012: Results

No other candidates having come forward, I am pleased to announce that Kenneth Smith has been re-elected as Vice-President & Events Officer.

The second of our two Student Representative positions remains unfilled, and we plan to hold a special election for this position at the forthcoming Keele TAGS conference in April. If you are interested in standing for this position, please feel free to contact Prof. Michael Spitzer ( for an informal chat.

Posted on 29th January 2013 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

PhD Studentships in Music Analysis from the University of Liverpool

A unique opportunity for SMA members about to finish their MA: The School of Music at the University of Liverpool is offering a Doctoral Studentship in Music Analysis, for full-time study commencing in September 2013. The successful applicant, to be supervised by Professor Michael Spitzer, will have course fees waived, and will receive a bursary of £13,590 per annum for three years.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 1 March 2013

For further details go to click here.

Posted on 29th January 2013 by Shay Loya in Sister Organizations, scholarship No comments » Tags:

CFP: The 1st annual meeting of the Russian Society for Music Theory

The Council of the newly organized (2011) Russian Society for Music Theory is glad to invite you to its first annual meeting that will take place in St. Petersburg from September 30 to October 2, 2013. The meeting will take place at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and the Department of Arts of the St. Petersburg State University, with participation of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

The conference title is: “Music Theory — Contemporary Multifaceted Field of Knowledge. Innovations and Debatable Issues.”

Suggested areas for discussion:

-contemporary theories of composition
-theory of music in the context of humanities
-theory of music and natural sciences
-theory of music and psychology
-history of music theory and theoretical aspects of music history
-theory of music in the world outside Russia
-current methods in music theory pedagogy
-music theory and performance

Key-note speakers: TBA.

Please send you proposals to to Dr. Konstantin Zenkin and cc to to Dr. Ildar Khannanov.

The languages of the conference: Russian and English (with PowerPoint translations). Please contact Dr. Khannanov at for the questions concerning the translations.

The DEADLINE for proposals is May 1, 2013.

The proposal should include:
1) The title and the bullet-point plan of the paper of not more than 1000 characters (as an alternative to bullet-point, you may send the abstract not exceeding 300 words) in MSWord or pdf format. Musical examples and figures, not exceeding 3 pages, if needed, should be submitted in a separate pdf file.
2) In a separate file, the name, position, affiliation, required equipment, email address and phone number of the presenter in MSWord or pdf format.

Each paper will be given a 30 minute slot: 20 minutes for reading and 10 minutes for the discussion.

The Society does not provide travel grants for the presenters. The participation fee is 20 USD. The method of payment will be announced later.

The members of the Russian Society for Music Theory are exempt from paying the fee. Please, contact Dr. Zenkin and Dr. Khannanov on the subject of membership in the RSMT.

Travel information:
For the non-Russian citizens, the Russian visa is required. A tourist visa can be obtained at the nearest Russian Consulate. The current Aeroflot airfare for the dates of the conference from JFK, New York, to Sheremetievo, Moscow, is around 700USD. The travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg (overnight sleeper train) is around 100USD. There is also a bullet train Sapsan (3 hours 50 minutes of travel time). The weather in St. Petersburg in October is similar to that in Boston in December. Four star hotel near Nevsky Prospect is around 90USD per day. For the hotel booking, please, contact Dr. Alexey Panov at

The Council of the Russian Society for Music Theory (Obshchestvo Teorii Muzyki)

Posted on 27th January 2013 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Sister Organizations, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

Membership Renewals 2013

It is now time to renew your Society for Music Analysis membership.

Membership rates for the calendar year 2013 are as follows:

  • 1-year’s full membership of the Society with a subscription to Music Analysis – £37.00.
  • 1-year’s student membership of the Society with a subscription to Music Analysis – £17.00.
  • 1-year’s full membership of the Society without a subscription to Music Analysis – £20.00.
  • 1-year’s student membership of the Society without a subscription to Music Analysis – free.

If you opt to include a subscription to the journal Music Analysis with your membership, you will receive a copy of each of the 3 issues that will make up volume 32 (cover date: 2013) of Music Analysis, as well as online access to issues of Music Analysis back to 1999 via the Wiley Online Library. (Print back issues of the journal are also available, at a price of £17 per 3-issue volume, subject to availability  – contact David Bretherton at for details.)

We are pleased to announce that basic student membership of the Society will again be free this year, in continued celebration of our 21st anniversary.

Unfortunately we are currently still unable to accept membership payments via PayPal for regulatory reasons, and we do not yet have a clear timetable for when we will be able to restore this service.

For  details of how to renew your membership, and the payment options that are available, please see the Join page.

Posted on 25th January 2013 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments »