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.