2019 Local Arrangements

The 2019 meeting of the South Central Society for Music Theory will be held March 15–16 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, is served by two airports: Baton Rouge Metropolitan (BTR), 20 minutes north of LSU, and Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY), just over an hour to the south. There is no shuttle service from either airport to campus, so arranging vehicle rental or taxi/Lyft/Uber is recommended.

For questions, please contact:
Jeff Perry (jperry@lsu.edu) and Inessa Bazayev (ibazayev@lsu.edu), Co-chairs, Local Arrangements
Ben Wadsworth (bwadswo2@kennesaw.edu), President, SCSMT

Lodging (Conference Hotels)

A block of rooms is available in two hotels, one on the LSU campus and one near by. Both offer complimentary breakfast buffet.

  • The Cook Hotel (on the LSU campus, walkable to conference venues):
    $119 for standard King or Double
    $139 for suite with King bed.
  • Staybridge Suites University at Southgate (shuttle bus service to campus):
    $119 for a studio w/ 1 Queen bed
    $129 for bedroom w/ 1 King bed
    $149 for a bedroom w/ 2 Double beds

Mention SCSMT when making your reservation. Rooms at Cook will be held for us until 2/21, at Staybridge until 2/14. Note that both hotels offer complimentary parking and internet access. There are many other hotels in the area if you prefer other options; all require driving to the venue.


The Cook Hotel is within walking distance of the conference venue, the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts building and French House. Staybridge is served by Tiger Trails, the LSU bus service, which runs frequently throughout the day and evening.

On-campus parking on weekdays is available in the Union Square parking garage. All parking lots on campus are open and free to all on Saturday.

Traditional taxicab service to or from Baton Rouge Airport costs ca. $28. Cab companies include:

  • Tammy’s Taxi (225) 252-6620
  • Airport Bayou Taxi (225) 274-0608
  • Yellow Cab Baton Rouge (225) 406-7288
  • Metro Taxi Service (225) 773-5687

Rideshare app services Lyft and Uber are also available in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.