Popular Music Theory & Analysis Summer School (IPM-IPM-SMA)
Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st August 2023, University of Liverpool

The Institutes of Popular Music of both Rochester and Liverpool, together with the Society for Music Analysis, are pleased to announce their second Summer School dedicated to popular music theory and analysis.

Set in the vibrant city of Liverpool, UK, the course will be held on 29th – 31st August 2023.

The course features senior leading experts in the field Lori Burns (Ottawa), Mark Spicer (Hunter College / CUNY), David Temperley (Eastman) who will lead teaching on the course, and John Covach (Rochester), Freya Jarman (Liverpool), and Catherine Tackley (Liverpool) will lead plenary sessions. During the three days of lectures, seminars, and workshops, we will share and explore some of the latest research in popular music theory, making the course ideal for graduate students or early career researchers.

While the course fee is covered by sponsorship, spaces are limited, and we invite applications to be submitted online using this form. The deadline for applications is May 15th 2023. Applicants will be notified by May 21st. Please note that travel, accommodation and subsidence must be covered by delegates.


For informal enquiries, please write to John Covach (john.covach@rochester.edu) or Kenneth Smith kmsmith@liverpool.ac.uk).