The South-Central Society for Music Theory held its 2016 annual meeting at Kennesaw State University from April 1-2 as a joint conference with Music Theory Southeast. This year’s winner for best paper delivered by a graduate student at an annual meeting went to Daniel Thompson (Florida State University) for his paper “A Topical Exploration of the Jazz Messengers’ 1963 Recording ‘One by One.’” Evan Jones (Florida State University) chaired the program committee for this joint meeting, which included James MacKay (Loyola/New Orleans), Jane Clendinning (Florida State University), Brian Jarvis (University of Texas at El Paso) and Sean Clarke (Université de Montréal). The Society is grateful to Kennesaw State University and to our local arrangements chair, Jeff Yunek (Kennesaw State University), for hosting this memorable conference.
Ben Wadsworth (Kennesaw State University) was elected President of SCSMT for the next two-year term. The Society is grateful to Jeff Yunek (Kennesaw State University) for his sustained and professional leadership over two presidential terms, and to Jeffrey Perry (LSU) for his many years of valuable assistance with the society’s website and email discussion group.