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)