April 13-14, 2023, University of Liverpool

The SMA’s annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference will be hosted by the Department of Music at University of Liverpool on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 April, 2023. The event provides 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 to attend.

Keynote Speakers:
Jennifer Iverson (Associate Professor, University of Chicago); Steven Rings (Associate Professor, University of Chicago).


A live version of the programme is kept up to date here. We will not issue a printed copy, so please download and print if necessary.


Information about speakers and their abstracts are located here.


The conference will take place at the University of Liverpool, Department of Music. Please report to reception upon arrival and be directed to ‘the Hub’.

Please click here to register for the event. Registration is free to SMA members.

If you are presenting a paper, you will be eligible to apply for an SMA Student Travel Bursary to help cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Further details on the bursaries can be found here.