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 2019
The Rocky Mountain Music Scholars Conference will be held on March 1 and 2, 2019, in the Student Union at the University of Texas at El Paso. This conference is the annual, joint meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapters of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Theory, and the Southwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. A special keynote address will be given by Dr. Ana Alonso-Minutti on the topic of music along the U.S.-Mexican Border. For registration, transportaion, and housing information, please follow this link to UTEP's website.
The conference hotel (https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-garden-inn-el-paso-university-ELPGIGI/index.html) has a block of rooms reserved with a set price of $99 if you use the code RMMS. The price for this block will expire on Feb. 1., so you should make your reservations soon. The best number to call to do so is 915-351-2121 (or presumably you could do it at the above link as well). These details are on the conference web site as well.
Best Student Paper Award
Students who wish to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award (BSPA) should declare their interest in the identificatory email. 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 Friday, February 22, 2019 (to the same email address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory (RMSMT) held its 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th at the University of Arizona in beautiful Tucson. This was a joint meeting with the Rocky Mountain chapter of the American Musicological Society and the Southwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The keynote speaker was Keynote Speaker: John Roeder, University of British Columbia.
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Best Student Paper Award is Jacy Pedersen of Texas Christian University, with a paper titled "A Theory of Closure in the Late Works of Sergei Prokofiev."
David Bashwiner, President
Associate Professor, Music Theory, University of New Mexico
Carissa Reddick, Webmaster
Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Northern Colorado
Janice Dickensheets, Webmaster
Associate Professor of Music History, University of Northern Colorado