The Society for Music Analysis (SMA) is a UK-based international organisation dedicated to music theory and analysis. We operate as a charity and are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number 1168650). We are affiliated with the journal Music Analysis and T&AM, The European Network for Theory and Analysis of Music. We support and organise a regular programme of events, including the annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference, the Music Analysis Summer School (a residential course taught by international experts), and other Music Analysis Conferences (‘MACs’) and symposia.
The SMA welcomes interests in all musical repertoires and cultures and promotes music theory and analysis in the broadest sense, including formal and critical theory, aesthetics, semiotics, music psychology, cognitive science, music technology and many other subdisciplines and interdisciplines.
If you have a passion for finding out how music works, and what it means, then the SMA is for you. We look forward to welcoming you to the next SMA event. See the Join page to become an SMA member.
- Naming, Understanding, and Playing with Metaphors in Music
- Rethinking Late Webern
- Popular Music Theory & Analysis Summer School (IPM-IPM-SMA)
- TAGS 2021 / Neo-Riemmanian Theory Workshop Schedule
- TAGS 2021: CFP
- 2020 Pascall Medal: James Hepokoski
- SMA Study Day Video Podcasts: “Teaching Music Theory in the Digital Age”