Conference Information

Hunter College 2018

We are pleased to welcome Professor Sumanth Gopinath as our Keynote Speaker, and Professor Jennifer Iverson as our Graduate Student Workshop leader. We are happy to announce that registration is open! Simply login to your User Dashboard and click “Register for 47th Annual Meeting.” The schedule can be found here. Directions and accommodation information can be found here. The Music Theory Society of New York State Conference is pleased to offer access to the lactation room  at Hunter College (West Building, Room 521) to registered attendees who are new mothers. Please contact local arrangements chair Loretta Terrigno ( for more information about accessing the room.

2018 Conference Registration

In order to register for this year’s conference, please login to your MTSNYS User Dashboard and click “Register for 47th Annual Meeting.” If you do not have a User Dashboard account, you can create one (at no cost) by clicking on “register for one here.” We have added a new tier of conference registration to include undergraduate students. There is no registration cost for undergraduates; please encourage your students to join us this year!

Graduate Student Workshop

Please consider applying to be involved in the workshop. All full-time students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in music are eligible to apply. Those accepted must be members of MTSNYS at the time of the conference to participate. Applications should consist of two documents: (1) a brief letter of interest, and (2) a note of support from a faculty member that addresses the applicant’s eligibility and qualifications. For this seminar-style workshop, participation is capped at 15. Participants will be randomly selected by drawing from the pool of eligible applicants. Applications for the workshop should be sent to by 1 December 2017, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Graduate Student Conference Grants

Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) Graduate Student Conference Grants help graduate students attend annual MTSNYS conferences. The 2018 conference will be held at Hunter College on April 14 and 15.
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. Deadline for application receipt is 1 March 2018.
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:
Chris Bartlette, MTSNYS Treasurer

Past Meetings

The Music Theory Society of New York State holds one annual meeting per year, this year taking place at Hunter College in New York City from 4/14-4/15/18. Meetings in the recent past have taken place at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2017), Mannes School of Music (2016), Binghamton University (2015), New York University (2014), Stony Brook University, SUNY (2013), Hunter College, CUNY (2012), University at Buffalo (2011), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2010), Hofstra University (2009), Ithaca College School of Music (2008), Fordham University (2007), Skidmore College (2006), Baruch College, CUNY (2005), Eastman School of Music (2004), and Yale University [Joint Meeting with New England Conference of Music Theorists] (2003). A full list of meetings is available here.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 October each year.

The Call for Papers for our 2018 Conference has completed. A copy of the call is here.