Due to unforeseen complications regarding Covid-19, the board of MTSNYS has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s annual meeting. Hofstra University, along with several other schools in the NYC area, has cancelled in-person classes this week and it is not clear at this time that the campus will be open when we convene. The board, in consultation with the program committee and presenters, plans to create an alternative virtual conference, tentatively scheduled for May or June, that will feature recorded and/or streaming presentations of this year’s exciting program. It is deeply disappointing to forego an in-person conference, but we hope by making this decision now, the membership will have a reduced risk of exposure and avoid unnecessary expense in the event that Hofstra is not available for the meeting.
In the meantime, we encourage you to vote in the election for the open MTSNYS board positions. Ballot links were sent electronically to the membership n March 5 and voting closes April 4. If you are a member and did not receive your ballot link, please email Christopher Bartlette, MTSNYS Treasurer, at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support of MTSNYS – we look forward to sharing details of the virtual conference once it is set.
If you are already a member, please login using the email address keyed with your MTSNYS account and choose an appropriate password. Once logged in, you can update your personal information, pay member dues, submit proposals, and more.
The forty-ninth meeting of the Society will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on April 4 and 5, 2020. Project Spectrum will deliver the keynote address, and Rachel Lumsden (Florida State University). Chandler Carter (Hofstra University) will handle local arrangements.
Graduate Student Conference Grants
MTSNYS Graduate Student Conference Grants help graduate students attend annual MTSNYS conferences. Up to eight grants of up to $200 each are awarded yearly, along with a waiver of conference registration. Any student currently enrolled in a graduate program is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be members of MTSNYS. Students awarded a MTSNYS Conference Grant will be ineligible to receive one the following year. Awardees will be selected by lottery. All decisions made by MTSNYS regarding conference grants are final.
To apply, send name, mailing address, email, phone, name of institution and degree program, and proof of enrollment (scan of student ID or other documentation) to the MTSNYS Treasurer, Chris Bartlette. Deadline for application receipt is 1 March 2020.
The Editorial Board of Theory and Practice is pleased to announce that submissions to the journal may now include media examples, hosted on a designated website. Submissions are invited for Vol. 44, to be published in early 2020. While articles in any subfield of music theory are welcome, topics relating to cross-modal interactions are especially encouraged. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
● Music and sound in film and television
● Music videos
● Music and video games (or other digital interactive media)
● Music and visual arts
● Music and transmedia
● Sound installations
● Performance art
● Theories of music and multimedia
● Multimedia approaches to analysis
Submission by July 1, 2019 is encouraged to ensure a timely peer-review process toward publication in Vol. 44. Submission guidelines can be found here.
We are pleased to announce that Orit Hilewicz (Eastman School of Music) and Jason Hooper (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will serve as the new co-editors of Theory and Practice. Megan Lavengood (George Mason University) will take over as the new reviews editor. Our thanks to the outgoing editors for their service.