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SMA Granted Charity Status

We are delighted to announce that the UK’s Society for Music Analysis was granted the status of Charitable Incorporated Organisation by Charity Commission for England and Wales on 8 August 2016. This new unified legal body succeeds the earlier separate entities of the original Society for Music Analysis and the Music Analysis Editorial Board. The ‘Charitable Objects’ for the newly incorporated SMA are as follows: ‘The advancement of education in music theory and analysis for the public benefit, in particular, but not exclusively, by the dissemination of the latest scholarly research.’

The ‘First Trustees’ of the organisation are Julian Horton (President and Chair of Trustees), Michael Spitzer (ex officio, as Chair of the Music Analysis Editorial Board), David Bretherton, Christopher Dromey, Shay Loya and Kenneth Smith. In accordance with our new Constitution, elections will be held for all elected trusteeships at our first Annual General Meeting (time and place to be announced). The SMA’s Constitution and other documents relating to our governance will be posted on this website in due course. The editorial team of Music Analysis continue in their current roles.

This is an exciting time for the SMA. Our newly granted charitable status provides us with better financial and legal security, and also presents us with an opportunity to reassess our activities. Further announcements will be made on our website and via our membership email list in due course.

The Trustees, 13 September 2016

Society for Music Analysis (Charity Number: 1168650)

Posted on 13th September 2016 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

2015 SMA Election Results

No other candidates having come forward, I am pleased to announce that Julian Horton has been re-elected as President, and that Shay Loya has been re-elected as Information Officer.

The second of our two Student Representative positions remains unfilled, and we will hold a special election for this position in 2016. If you are interested in standing for this position, please feel free to contact SMA Vice-President Kenneth Smith (events@sma.ac.uk) for an informal discussion.

On behalf of the Society, please can I thank our retiring Student Representative Martin Curda for all his hard work over the past two years; we wish him well for the future.

Posted on 18th December 2015 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

SMA Elections 2015

Call for Candidates

Candidates are invited for the following positions on the Society for Music Analysis Committee:

  • President;
  • Information Officer;
  • Student Representative.

The elected candidates will work with the rest of the SMA Committee to represent and guide our activities over the next few years.

The President shall carry out the policies of the Executive Committee and shall chair all meetings of the Society and the Executive Committee. The President shall discharge such other duties as are customarily associated with the office, including attendance at meetings of the Editorial Board of the journal Music Analysis.

The Information Officer shall prepare the Society’s Newsletter and maintain the Society’s website; prepare publicity for the Society’s events; and take such additional steps as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee to publicise the Society’s work.

There are two SMA student representatives, and one of these posts is now due for election. Student Representatives help the committee as a whole discover what sort of workshops, seminars, conferences etc. are of interest to the next generation of scholars, and take a lead role in organising our programme of student events.

Members of the Executive Committee are expected to attend committee meetings, which take place once or twice a year, usually in conjunction with SMA events. There is also an Annual General Meeting of the Society, again timed to coincide with one of our events. Travel expenses to these meetings are reimbursed.

Terms of office commence on 1 January 2016 and are provisionally for two years,* with the possibility for re-election. Additionally, to be eligible to stand for election as a Student Representative, you should anticipate being enrolled on a university course for the duration of the term of office. Interested candidates are welcome to contact the current SMA Vice-President, Kenneth Smith, for an informal chat (events@sma.ac.uk).

Please send all nominations and seconded nominations, along with a statement of candidature, to David Bretherton (treasurer@sma.ac.uk) by 12 noon on Monday, 14 December 2015. (Self-nominations are acceptable, but all nominations must be seconded.) Statements of candidature will be circulated and the email ballot will open shortly afterwards; voting will close at 12 noon on 21 December.

In the past, SMA members have enquired as to whether current office holders intend to stand for re-election, and so (without prejudice) we report that Julian Horton intends to stand for re-election as President and that Shay Loya intends to stand for re-election as Information Officer. Martin Curda will shortly be completing his studies and therefore will not stand for re-election as a Student Representative.

* The SMA is currently seeking charitable status, which may necessitate some or all elected officers to be re-confirmed in their posts once charitable status is attained; terms of office may also be altered. The Student Representative position is unlikely to be affected.

Equal Opportunities Officer

Following discussions at KeeleMAC over the summer, the SMA is keen to create an Equal Opportunities Officer. Potential candidates and other interested parties are invited to contact our Development Officer, Helen Thomas, in order to help us define the position. Helen can be contacted at development@sma.ac.uk.

Newsletter

The 2015 Autumn SMA Newsletter is being delayed until January 2016, so that results of the SMA elections may be reported therein.

The SMA Committee.

Posted on 4th December 2015 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

New Student Representative: Steph Jones

We are delighted to announce that at our recent TAGS conference at Keele University, Steph Jones was elected to one of the Society’s two Student Representative positions. She will work alongside our current Student Representative, Kirstie Hewlett.

Steph JonesSteph Jones is currently studying for a PhD in Musicology at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Prof. Martin Iddon and Prof. Derek Scott. She has previously worked on the musical representation of silence (in Messiaen’s ‘Regard du Silence’, the seventeenth movement of the Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus, under the supervision of Dr Ed Venn) and of coldness (in Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzen). Her current research focuses on the way in which particular discursive and aesthetic modes of listening inform analytical approaches to new music: working on eight interrelated case studies she hopes to propose new listening paradigms which can, in turn, help to generate new forms of analytical discourse to examine music often held to be forbidding and ‘unapproachable’.

Posted on 9th May 2013 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

SMA Elections 2012

Dear SMA member,

Candidates are invited for the following two positions on the Society for Music Analysis Committee:

  • Vice-President & Events Officer;
  • Student Representative.

The elected candidates will work with the rest of the SMA Committee to represent and guide our activities over the next two years.

The Vice-President works with the President to represent and guide the Society, helping to plan and organise its central events: MAC conferences, Music Analysis Summer Schools, TAGS Weekends, and other events.

There are two SMA Student Representatives, and one of positions is now due for election. Student Representatives help the committee discover what sort of workshops, seminars, conferences etc. are of interest to the younger generation, and take a lead role in organising our programme of student events.

Members of the Committee are expected to attend meetings, which take place one or two times a year, usually in conjunction with other SMA events. Travel expenses to these meetings are reimbursed.

Terms of office commence on 1 January 2013 and are for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of re-election. Additionally, to be eligible to stand for election as a Student Representative, you should anticipate being enrolled on a university course for the duration of the two-year term of office. Interested candidates are welcome to contact the current SMA President, Michael Spitzer, for an informal chat (president@sma.ac.uk).

Please send all nominations and seconded nominations, along with a statement of candidature, to David Bretherton (treasurer@sma.ac.uk) by noon on Friday, 7 December 2012. E-mail ballots for the election and statements of candidature will be issued immediately afterwards, and voting will close at noon on Monday, 17 December 2012, at which point the results will be announced.

In the past, SMA members have enquired as to whether current office holders intend to stand for re-election, and so (without prejudice) we can report that Kenneth Smith intends to stand for re-election as Vice-President & Events Officer, and that Suzie Wilkins, having recently completed her doctorate, is not eligible to stand for the Student Representative position.

The SMA Committee.

Posted on 19th November 2012 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

New Development Officer

We are pleased to announce that Helen Thomas has been invited to join the SMA Committee to assist with the promotion and development of the Society’s activities. Helen will be finding ways to increase awareness of the Society’s aims, to develop the benefits of membership, and to promote the activities of the Society within the UK and overseas.

Helen’s experience includes promotion of copyright repertoire for Oxford University Press, administration of the Manchester-based new music ensemble Psappha, and the development of The Cornerstone Festival in Liverpool. She recently submitted her PhD on metaphors of temporality in European avant-garde at Lancaster University where she also works as a visiting lecturer. She is currently employed as Research Associate (Music) on the Ageing Creatively project at Newcastle University. In addition, Helen is Membership Development Officer for the Royal Musical Association which provides opportunity to support the interests of the Society within a UK network of musical sub-disciplines.

Posted on 21st October 2012 by Shay Loya in SMA, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

SMA Student Representative Election

I’m delighted to welcome Kirstie Hewlett as our newly elected Student Representative. Kirstie is a first-year PhD student at Southampton, and is associated with the Schenker Documents Online project. We look forward to working with Kirstie over the next couple of years, and taking forward her exciting plans for a student network community. I would also like to thank Simon Evans-White and Olga Sologub for standing, and look forward to their continued contribution to the Society.

Michael Spitzer
SMA President

Posted on 19th December 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

SMA Elections 2011

Candidates are invited for the following positions on the Society for Music Analysis Committee:

  • President;
  • Information Officer;
  • Student Representative.

The elected candidates will work with the rest of the SMA Committee to represent and guide our activities over the next two years. » Read more: SMA Elections 2011

Posted on 21st November 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

SMA AGM 2011: Agenda

Society For Music Analysis
Annual General Meeting 2011

University of Lancaster
Thursday 28 July 2011, 12.30pm in LICA A29

AGENDA

1. Welcome
1.1. Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising

2. Reports from the Officers
TO RECEIVE oral reports as follows:
2.1. President (Michael Spitzer)
2.2. Membership & Treasurer (David Bretherton)
2.3. Vice-President & Events (Kenneth Smith)
2.4. Information Officer (Shay Loya)
2.5. Student Representatives (Michelle Phillips & Suzie Wilkins)

3. Constitutional amendment, proposed by the SMA Committee:
To remove from By-Law V, Part 1, the sentence
No Officer may hold more than one elected post on the Executive Committee.
so that the constitution reflects current established practice.

4. Plans for the future

5. Any other business

6. Date of next meeting

Download a PDF version of the Agenda

Posted on 14th July 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

Elections

The SMA Committee is delighted announce that Kenneth Smith has been elected Vice-President & Events Officer, and that Suzie Wilkins has been elected as one of our two Student Representatives. Neither post was contested. Their statements of candidature can be found below. Congratulations to both Kenneth and Suzie!

We would also like to thank our retiring Vice-President, Danuta Mirka, retiring Events Officer, Lois Fitch, and retiring Student Representative, Tristian Evans, for all their hard work on the SMA Committee. » Read more: Elections

Posted on 14th January 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags: