Zoom Colloquium: Thomas Husted Kirkegaard, “Not Another Paper on Harmonic Function!” (2nd February)

Dr Thomas Husted Kirkegaard (University of Copenhagen) 2nd February 2023, 6.30pm UK TIME. For Zoom link, please visit our main zoom page on the day of the talk. Astract The twentieth century saw numerous heated discussions between adherents of two influential music-theoretical traditions: post-Riemannian function theory and Schenkerian theory, dominating in Continental-European and Anglo-American music scholarship, […]

TAGS 2023 (Theory and Analysis Graduate Student’s) Conference: Call for Papers

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 […]

CFP: Women at the Piano, 1848-1970

Call for PapersInternational Conference: Women at the Piano 1848–1970University of California, Irvine, 17–19 March 2023 https://www.womeninglobalmusic.org/womenatthepiano Keynote Speaker: Professor Jann Pasler (University of California, San Diego)Keynote Recitalist: Antonio Oyarzabal Since the eighteenth century, the piano has afforded women the potential to attain mobility and visibility, to exploit public mouthpieces such as journalism and technological media, […]

OxMAC 2023

Society for Music Analysis Annual Conference (OxMAC23), Oxford University, 6-8 July 2023 Call for Papers: The SMA is pleased to confirm dates for the Oxford Music Analysis Conference (OxMAC23), which will take place on Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 July 2023 at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford. We are pleased to announce the […]

7th July Zoom : Musical Modernism and the Representation of Disability

Join us at 6.30pm (UK Time) here. Joseph Straus (Graduate Center, City University of New York) Abstract. Modernist music is centrally concerned with bodies and minds that deviate from normative standards for appearance and function.  The musical features that make music modern are precisely those that can be understood to represent disability.  Modernist musical representations […]

“Together in Performance: Examining (the) Pitch-Based Bonding in Ensemble Playing”

Dr Cecilia Oinas (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki) SMA ZOOM Colloquium, 9th June 2022, 6.30pm UK Time Abstract: In this presentation, I discuss the ways in which sharing the same musical lines, such as unisons or pitch repetitions, may increase and intensify the sense of bonding between performers. While in traditional music theory, joint pitches and parallel lines […]

“Times-A-Changin’: Flexible Meter as Self-Expression in Singer-Songwriter music”

Dr Nancy Murphy (Houston) SMA ZOOM Colloquium, 5th May 2022, 6.30pm UK Time Abstract: In 1960s and 1970s singer-songwriter music, some artists used malleable metric settings alongside other features of self-expression in performance. This resulted in songs with extremes of self-expressive timing flexibility that cannot be accounted for by using a single conception of meter. […]