Texas Society for Music Theory
42nd Annual Conference
February 28 - 29, 2020
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

The Texas Society for Music Theory will hold its 42nd annual meeting at the University of Houston in Houston, TX, February 28-29, 2020. The meeting will be held jointly with the Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society and concurrently with the festival entitled Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 in the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. Tim Koozin will coordinate local arrangements.

An international panel of keynote speakers and invited guest scholars will include Scott Burnham, Robert Hatten, James Hepokoski, William Kinderman, and Michael Spitzer. All-Beethoven concerts will occur nightly during the conference:

The Society invites the submission of proposals for posters, scholarly papers, panel discussions, or special sessions on any aspect of music theory or music theory-related interdisciplinary research. Proposals on all aspects of the music and legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven are especially welcomed, in the spirit of the Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 festival.

Proposal submission details:

Paper, Poster, Panel, or Special Session
  1. Proposal of 500-750 words
  2. Supplementary materials of no more than two pages (diagrams, examples, works cited, bibliography, etc.)
  3. Abstract of 100-150 words

The TSMT program committee will review the proposals anonymously, so please do not include your name or other indications of authorship on these proposals (including in document "Properties" fields). Proposals for panel discussions, however, must include the names of all participants.

Each submitter will be notified of the selection committee's decision in late December. The program will be announced in early January along with full registration and travel information. Student presenters wishing to be considered for the TSMT Colvin Award for best student presentation must send a PDF of the complete paper to the above email address on, or before, February 7, 2020. Abstracts of all papers and posters chosen for presentation will be published on the TSMT web site (www.texasmusictheory.org).

TSMT Executive Board
Cynthia I. Gonzales (Texas State University), President
Peter Martens (Texas Tech University), Past-President
Kevin Clifton (Sam Houston State University), Secretary
Andrew Davis (University of Houston), Treasurer
Ellen Bakulina (University of North Texas)
Jennifer Beavers (University of Texas - San Antonio)
Eric Lai (Baylor University)
Jennifer Weaver (Dallas Baptist University)

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