The SMA is a dynamic, friendly group of scholars, students and other parties who share an interest in the theoretical and analytical issues of music. The Society is always delighted to welcome new members. The generous benefits of membership include:

  • the option of a discounted subscription rate for the leading journal Music Analysis during the year of membership;
  • the annual SMA Newsletter and a regular programme of mailings, keeping you up to date with the latest events and developments in the discipline;
  • free registration and refreshments at the Society’s frequent Study Days, which focus on topical issues and include; presentations from scholars of international renown as well as those entering the profession.

2019 Membership Rates

Standard membership: £20/year

Student membership: £10/year

Concessionary membership (retired, unwaged): £14/year

Subscriptions to the journal Music Analysis for SMA members: £17/volume

Online Membership System

To join the SMA, please use the online membership system at Please send membership queries to the Membership Secretary at

Membership applications from persons with a UK bank account

We are able to accept payment by bank transfer or sterling cheque. Please register using the online membership system and follow the instructions there. Unfortunately we are unable to accept card payments at this time, but this is a facility that we may be able to offer at some point in the future.

Please do not choose to pay using the ‘cash’ option at the online checkout without the prior agreement of the Membership Secretary. We are occasionally able to accept payment by cash at SMA events, but please discuss this with the Membership Secretary ( first.

SMA’s Online Membership System

Membership applications from persons without a UK bank account

Please visit to apply for or renew membership and, optionally, to subscribe to Music Analysis . There are two ways to make payment:


To avoid paying banking fees, you may prefer to send payment via PayPal, using as the recipient. Once you have sent payment, please also email to notify us that payment has been made.


Account name: Society for Music Analysis

Account number: 25407481

Sort Code: 50-10-29

International Bank Account Number (IBAN): GB64 NWBK 5010 2925 4074 81


Bank address: NatWest, Camberwell, 70 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8TT, United Kingdom