Promoting the exchange of information and ideas pertaining to music theory since 1986.
Due to the public-health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the NECMT conference scheduled for April 24–25 at Yale University must be postponed. The officers of the society will confer over the next several weeks about rescheduling the event for the fall. In the meantime, we hope that all keep in good health during these difficult times.
We are pleased to announce that the preliminary program for NECMT 2020 is now available. This year's program boasts an exciting lineup of scholars presenting on a diverse group of topics, including five invited speakers in a special session honoring Patrick McCreless.
Last year's very successful conference in Montreal, QC, suggested adding Nouvelle-France to our name from time to time! For our thirty-fifth annual meeting in 2020, we will repatriate and gather in New Haven on April 24–25. Our meeting will partly coincide with a Saturday afternoon symposium honoring Patrick McCreless, former President of SMT and Professor of Music at Yale, on the occasion of his retirement from the Yale faculty. This year's format allows for thirty-minute presentations with ample time for discussion, as well as unhurried breaks and mealtimes.
I am grateful to Peter Kaminsky (UConn), Akane Mori (Hartford), Suzannah Clark (Harvard), and Tatiana Koike (Yale) for agreeing to serve on this year's Program Committee. The Call for Papers is attached to this message; I encourage you to circulate it among colleagues and students. Also, please note that the deadline for submissions is January 6 [now January 15 - Ed.]. More information about conference events and local arrangements will be posted here as the date approaches.
We look forward to reading and learning about new work in our field, and to renewing acquaintanceships in New Haven next April.
President, New England Conference of Music Theorists
Click here for the NECMT 2020 call for papers. Note that this year's deadline for submissions has been extended to January 15, 2020.
Daniel Harrison (Yale University), President
Christopher White (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Secretary
Andrew Schartmann (New England Conservatory), Treasurer
Eric Elder (Brandeis University), Webmaster
Peter Kaminsky (University of Connecticut), Chair
Suzannah Clark (Harvard University)
Tatiana Koike (Yale University)
Akane Mori (University of Hartford)
Daniel Harrison (Yale University), ex officio
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