2014 Call for Papers

The South Central Society for Music Theory is very pleased to announce its 2014 Annual Meeting at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, 2014.


The program committee solicits paper proposals on any topic relating to music theory and analysis.


EMAIL DEADLINE: Friday, January 10, 2014.  Confirmation of proposals received will be made electronically upon their receipt.


Submission format:


1) Proposals should be no longer than three pages (including footnotes but not back matter); they should be double-spaced, and use a 12-point font. Proposals should be anonymous, and articulate clearly the paper’s premise and its relation to existing music theoretic research, and provide some illustration of applications.


2) Send one (1) MS Word or .pdf format e-mail attachment to: r.beard@usm.edu. Please put “SCSMT 2014 Proposal” in the subject heading. In this email, list the title of the paper, the author’s name (with rank and institutional affiliation if applicable), and the author’s address, telephone number and e-mail address.  Please also list any technical requirements (stereo playback, piano, computer or overhead projector, etc.).


3) Send one (1) copy of an anonymous 200-word abstract, submitted electronically to the address above, for publication in the meeting abstracts booklet. Please put “SCSMT 2014 Abstract” in the subject heading.


4) If the author is a student wishing to be considered for the SCSMT Student Paper Award, please indicate student status in the email. Candidates for the student award must submit a copy of the full paper to the address above by Friday, February 21, 2014.


Program committee:


Danny Beard, chair (University of Southern Mississippi)

Thomas Couvillon (Eastern Kentucky University)

Howard Keever (William Carey University) 

James Sobaskie (Mississippi State University)

Jeffrey Yunek (ex officio) (Kennesaw State University)