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TAGS 2011: Paula Propst’s Review

On the 27th and 28th of April, the Society for Musical Analysis held its annual Theory and Graduate Student (TAGS) Conference. I had received my presentation acceptance e-mail weeks prior to this date and already made arrangements to attend this event. Like a few other presenters, the trip to London proved exhausting. In the height of Royal Wedding buzz, the entire world seemed to be making its way to Britain’s capital. So with an air of excitement throughout the entire city, attendees of the TAGS Conference congregated at the Institute for Musical Research for graduate students from all over the world to present their research. Overall, the research over the course of two days encompassed diverse presentations addressing musical theory, cultural theory, and psychoanalysis. » Read more: TAGS 2011: Paula Propst’s Review

Posted on 21st May 2011 by Shay Loya in Reviews, SMA No comments » Tags:

TAGS 2011: Jonathan Lewis’s Review

The Institute of Musical Research, part of the University of London and located in the shadow of the world-famous Senate House Library, played host to this year’s TAGS event, which welcomed delegates from all over the world and as far afield as the US, Canada and Taiwan. With seventeen postgraduate students presenting papers along with highly distinguished keynote speakers, Arnold Whittall (King’s College, London) and Michiel Schuijer (Conservatorium van Amsterdam), the programme proved to be remarkably diverse, testifying to the dynamism, vibrancy and open-mindedness of the Society as a whole. » Read more: TAGS 2011: Jonathan Lewis’s Review

Posted on 21st May 2011 by Shay Loya in Reviews, SMA No comments » Tags:

TAGS 2011: Picture Gallery

Photos taken at TAGS 2011 by Michelle Phillips and Yi-Mei Yu:

Posted on 28th April 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

TAGS 2011 Welcome & Information Brochure

Please find below the TAGS 2011 Welcome & Information Brochure, which includes orientation information and abstracts of the papers that will be delivered during the conference.

Posted on 26th April 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

Programme for TAGS 2011

We are pleased to announce the programme for TAGS 2011 (27-28 April 2011, IMR, London):

For further details on TAGS 2011, including registration information, see:

Posted on 1st April 2011 by David Bretherton in SMA No comments » Tags:

CFP: TAGS Conference 2011 for Music Postgraduates

NB: for the 2012 TAGS conference CFP, please see

Venue: Institute of Musical Research, London.
Conference dates: Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th April 2011.
Proposal deadline: Friday 11th March 2011.

Student travel bursaries and conference accommodation available

Keynote Speakers:

  • Michiel Schuijer (Conservatorium van Amsterdam): ‘The Modern Conservatory and the Practice/Theory Dichotomy in Music Education’
  • Arnold Whittall (Kings College, London): ‘Written off? Theory, analysis, and twenty-first century musicology’

The SMA’s annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference will be hosted by the Institute for Musical Research on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th April 2011. Centred in the heart of London, 2 minutes’ walk from Russell Square tube-station, the IMR is located in the University of London’s Senate House buildings (see for details). Delegates will be invited to arrive by lunchtime on Wednesday and sessions will finish by late afternoon on Thursday.

The event aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment in which postgraduates can gain experience in presenting their work and meet fellow researchers. Participants who do not wish to give a paper are also very welcome. Proposals are invited from postgraduate students for 20-minute papers addressing any analytical or theoretical subject. We also welcome submissions in the following areas:

  • Performance Analysis and Improvisation
  • Analysing Atonal Music
  • Perception of Musical Structure
  • Analysing non-Western Musics
  • Music & Philosophy
  • Analysis and Computer Modelling
  • Popular Music Analysis
  • The Ontology of Musical Works
  • The Future of Music Analysis

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by email to Kenneth Smith at (email size limit = 5MB). Please include name, affiliation, postal address, email address and AV requirements on a separate cover sheet. Organisers of themed sessions should submit a brief overview together with the individual abstracts.

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 11th March 2011. All those submitting proposals will be notified of the outcome by 25th March 2011.


Reasonably priced accommodation (£40 per single room, B&B) has been negotiated for delegates at Passfield Hall, Bloomsbury for Wednesday night. There are a limited number of rooms, so please indicate as early as possible if you would like to have one reserved.

Student Travel Bursaries

A limited amount of bursaries (of up to £100) for travel and accommodation expenses are available for existing student members of the SMA. Further information on the application process may be found at

Posted on 17th January 2011 by David Bretherton in CFPs, SMA No comments » Tags: