Society for Music Theory

Music Theory Online is one of the flagship journals of the Society for Music Theory. It is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal of research and scholarship in music theory, music analysis, and related disciplines. MTO has been in continuous publication since 1993. New issues are published four times per year and include articles, reviews, commentaries, and conference reports. In addition, MTO publishes a list of job opportunities and abstracts of recently completed dissertations.

Current Issue: Volume 29.4, featuring articles, reviews, and commentaries by:

    Clifton Boyd and Jade Conlee
  • Antares Boyle
  • Karl Braunschweig
  • Lori Burns
  • Tim Daly
  • Robert Hasegawa
  • Gavin S. K. Lee
  • Mingyue Li
  • Philippa Ovenden
  • Thomas William Posen
  • Christian Utz

Contest to design a new logo for MTO ending March 22 (click for rules)


: Brent Auerbach (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
: Inessa Bazayev (Louisiana State University), Zachary Bernstein (Eastman School of Music), Jenine Brown (Peabody Conservatory/Johns Hopkins University), and Drew Nobile (University of Oregon)
: Nancy Murphy (University of Michigan) and Jeffrey Swinkin (University of Oklahoma)
: Brent Yorgason (Brigham Young University)
MTO Editorial Board