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Music Theory and Musicology Society

The Music Theory & Musicology Society (MTMS) at CCM engages all interested members of the UC community to discuss issues relating to music theory and musicology. The MTMS regularly maintains forums for the purpose of discussing theoretical, historical, and cultural topics in music. The MTMS also hosts a biennial conference designed to engage both UC students and students from other institutions in the broad field of music scholarship.

Executive Board 2019-20

  • Rebecca Schreiber, President
  • Carly Barnes, Secretary
  • Hannah Blanchette, Treasurer
  • Bryce Newcomer, Communication Officer

Student Conference: April 3-4, 2020

MTMS is pleased to announce its eighth biennial student conference, "Conversations in Music." Students are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. Please see the document below for specifics. All submissions must be received by no later than Jan. 30, 2020.

Learn more about this year's conference.

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Past Conference Programs

2018 "Changing the Filters for Understanding Music"

Keynote speaker: Noriko Manabe

2016 "Musicians in Context: Composers, Performers, Listeners"

Keynote speakers: Janet Schmalfeldt & Neal Zaslaw

2014 "Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation"

Keynote speakers: Kofi Agawu & Thomas Forest Kelly

2012 "Music and Meaning: Views from the Twenty-First Century"

Keynote speakers: J. Peter Burkholder, Richard Cohn, & Beverly Diamond

2010 "Identity and Classification: Discerning Musical Perceptions"

Keynote speakers: Robert Fink & Janna Saslaw


Keynote speakers: Christopher Hasty & Richard Taruskin


Keynote speakers: Mark Evan Bonds & William Rothstein