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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:

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:

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 (

Please send all nominations and seconded nominations, along with a statement of candidature, to David Bretherton ( 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:


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: