The South-Central Society for Music Theory held its 2014 annual meeting at the University of Mississippi from March 28–29. This year’s winner for best paper delivered by a graduate student at an annual meeting went to Joseph Chi-Sing Siu (Eastman) for his paper “Hypermetrical Shift in Haydn’s Late Monothematic Sonatas.”
Danny Beard (University of Southern Mississippi) chaired the program committee for this meeting, which included Howard Keever (William Carey University), James Sobaskie (Mississippi State University) and Thomas Couvillon (Eastern Kentucky University).
The Society is grateful to the University of Mississippi and to our local arrangements chairs, John Latartara (Ole Miss) and Michael Gardiner (Ole Miss), for hosting this memorable conference. SCSMT President Jeffrey Yunek (Kennesaw State University) was reelected this year at a business meeting that also included some voting on minor changes to our bylaws. The Society is grateful to Matt Steinbron (University of Louisiana–Lafayette) for his help in securing nominations and preparing bylaw changes that helped our 2014 business meeting to run smoothly. Our thanks also extend to Jeffrey Perry (Louisiana State University) for his valuable assistance with the society’s website and e-mail discussion group.
Douglas Rust (University of Southern Mississippi) will continue to serve as secretary and Joseph Brumbeloe (University of Southern Mississippi) will continue to serve as treasurer to the society. Our next annual meeting will be held on March 27–28, 2015, at Loyola University (New Orleans) with a keynote address by Steven Rings (University of Chicago).