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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:

CFP from the journal ‘Pyschomusicology’

The journal Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain encourages submissions for a special issue on the topic: “Interactions between Emotion and Cognition in Music”.

This call for papers is stimulated by the growing interest in emotion and music, and by the need to more fully consider the role of cognition in emotional responses to music as well as the influences of emotional responses on cognitive processing of music.

Scholars conducting relevant research are encouraged to submit an expression of interest before 1st of March 2013, and a full research paper by the 15th of May 2013.

For more details click here.

Posted on 7th February 2013 by Shay Loya in CFPs, Sister Organizations 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:

SMA Elections: President and Information Officer

No other candidates having come forward, I am pleased to announce that Michael Spitzer has been re-elected President, and Shay Loya has been elected Information Officer. Congratulations to Michael and Shay!

Their respective statements of candidature follow. » Read more: SMA Elections: President and Information Officer

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

SMA Newsletter, November 2011

The November Newsletter is now available online. You can navigate its different sections through the link in the contents page. There were a few errors in the published version in Olga Sologub’s article, for which we apologise. They have been corrected in this online edition. To view it click on the following link: SMA_newsletter_2011_Nov

Posted on 7th December 2011 by Shay Loya in Reviews, 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: