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Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory

RMSMT is the professional society for music theorists serving the Rocky Mountain region, which covers the U.S. states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.


Rocky Mountain Scholar's Conference 2024

Conference Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 15–16, 2024, Boise State University, Boise, ID

The Boise State Department of Music is pleased to host the 2024 Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory and American Musicological Society Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference, March 15-16, 2024.Conference registration dues are $50 when registering by March 8, and $75 after that date. Students currently enrolled in classes may attend the AMS conference for free. We encourage senior members to donate funds to support conference attendance and the student paper award.

2024 Rocky Mountain Scholar's Conference Website

Preliminary Conference Program

Registration and Additional Information
Questions regarding the conference can be directed to Reiner Kramer at reiner.kramer@unco.edu (RMSMT) or Rachel Becker at rachelnbecker@boisestate.edu (AMS) Questions regarding Boise State facilities and this registration form can be directed to Eric Alexander at ericalexander@boisestate.edu

Transportation & Housing

The Residence Inn Boise Downtown-University is offering a special group rate of $162/night using the link below. The last day to book at the group rate is Tuesday, February 27, 2024. There are also several other hotels within walking distance of the university.

Residence Inn Boise Downtown-University: 
1401 South Lusk Place, Boise, ID, 83706. 
For a shuttle to/from the airport call 208-344-1200.
 

Book a Room at the Residence Inn

Boise State University Morrison Center Information  

Conference Location:  Morrison Center, 2201 W Cesar Chavez LnBoise, ID 83725
Parking Option:  ($/hr)Brady Parking Garage, 2204-2250 W University DrBoise, ID 83706
 

Airport Information

(BOI) Boise AirportGeneral Information:  3201 Airport Way, Suite 1000Boise, Idaho 83705
Phone: 208-383-3110TTY: 800-377-3529
Email: boi@cityofboise.org
Uber/Lyft available to and from airport or around town


Boise, ID Our City and University 

Boise, Idaho is both urban and wild. It’s grit and glamor. Our lively, clean, artistic, vibrant, tree-lined city is just steps from mountains, a river and hundreds of trails. This is where you come to escape and push your limits. Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho located in a thriving metropolitan area. In addition to serving as a cultural hub for the arts, Boise offers an electrifying downtown, picturesque vistas, and great outdoor recreation. The Department of Music has about 170 undergraduate and graduate students, 21 full-time faculty and 17 adjunct faculty. We offer BM degrees in Composition, Music Education, Performance; BA degree in Music; and MM degrees in Choral Conducting, Music Education, and Performance.

Nearby Eats and Hangs                                                                                                    

10 Barrel Brewing Co., Barbacoa GrillBardenay Restaurant and Distillery, The Basque Market, Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise Fry Company, Cottonwood Grille, Elmer’s Restaurant, Fork, Funky Taco, Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro, The Melting Pot, Papa Joe’s Restaurant, Payette Brewing Company, Pröst! Boise, The RamRed Feather Lounge, Solid Grill & Bar

Coffee                                                                                                

Dawson Taylor Roasters, Dutch Bros, Form & Function, Flying M Coffee House, Java Downtown, Starbucks on Campus, Slow by Slow

Best Student Paper Award

Students who wish to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award (BSPA) must declare their interest in the Google form. The student will then be additionally required to submit an electronic copy of the paper itself—the version to be read at the conference (i.e., not an entire dissertation chapter)—along with any tables, figures, or musical examples by Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (to the same email address:reiner.kramer@unco.edu).

 

RMSMT BYLAWS

In 2023, the RMSMT approved a new set of Bylaws.  

RMSMT BYlaws

RMSMT Leadership

Reiner Krämer, President
Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Northern Colorado
Email:  reiner.kramer@unco.edu

Michael Chikinda, President-Elect
Associate Professor of Music Theory & Music Theory Area Head, The University of Utah
Email:  m.chikinda@utah.edu

Past Conferences

Contact

Reiner Krämer, President
Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Northern Colorado
Email:  reiner.kramer@unco.edu

Michael Chikinda, President-Elect
Associate Professor of Music Theory & Music Theory Area Head, The University of Utah
Email:  m.chikinda@utah.edu

Carissa Reddick, Webmaster
Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Northern Colorado
Email: carissa.reddick@unco.edu

Janice Dickensheets, Webmaster
Associate Professor of Music History, University of Northern Colorado
Email: janice.dickensheets@unco.edu