Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming events organised by the SMA and sister organisations are listed below. We will happily list events that may be of interest to our members – please send details to Limited bursaries for travel and accommodation expenses are available to student members of the Society who are attending SMA events – please see the Travel Grants page.

SMA Zoom Colloquia

  1. Women at the Piano, 1848–1970, University of California, Irvine, 17–19 March 2023.
  2. Theory and Analysis Graduate Student Conference (TAGS) 2023, University of Liverpool, April 13-14th, 2023.
  3. Oxford Music Analysis Conference (OxMAC) 2023, University of Oxford, July 6-8th, 2023.

Event Hosting and General Suggestions

The SMA Committee values feedback about recent events and suggestions for future events, and welcomes opportunities for event collaboration or affiliation. Please email your ideas to our Events Officer at

If you are planning on hosting an SMA event you may wish to consult our Guidance Notes for SMA Event Hosting.

Past Events

SMA Annual Conferences (MACs) 

Programmes from previous Music Analysis Conferences (MACs) can be found below.

NewMAC 2022, Newcastle University 

BrumMAC 2021, University of Birmingham

SotonMAC 2019, University of Southampton

CityMAC 2018, City, University of London

Graduate Conferences & Summer Schools

The Society for Music Analysis hosts a variety of student summer schools, workshops, and graduate conferences in the UK, including the Theory and Analysis Graduate Student Conference (TAGS) in April every year. 

Popular Music Theory & Analysis Summer School (IPM-IPM-SMA), Liverpool, 2022

TAGS 2021 & Workshop on Neo-Riemannian Analysis, City, University of London 

TAGS 2019, University of Edinburgh

TAGS 2018, Durham University

Other Conferences & Events 

Scriabin @ 150, Reading UK, September 24th-25th, 2022.

Naming, Understanding, and Playing with Metaphors in Music, (Virtual), 2022

Teaching Music Theory in the Digital Age, Virtual Study Day, 2021

COVID-19 and Music Analysis: Impacts, Progression and Prospects, Virtual Workshop, 2020