Conference Information

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Music Theory Society of New York State will be hosted in person at New York University, located in New York City, NY, on April 1st and 2nd, 2023.

General Information

2023 Annual Meeting of the Music Theory Society of New York State
April 1–2, 2023

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Local arrangements coordinated by Sarah Louden

NYU’s Visitor Policy

In compliance with NYU’s current Covid-19 response requirements, all conference participants must be individually sponsored by NYU’s Music Theory Program three weeks in advance of the conference. Any participants registered for the conference by March 10th will receive confirmation of their sponsorship for attendance in advance of the conference. Any guests who have not registered in advance will not be able to enter campus facilities. Please note that because of this policy, we will not be able to accommodate on-site registration.

Upon entry, visitors will be required to show a valid government-issued photo ID that matches the name on the registration list. Additionally, all guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted (if eligible) with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine and prepared to present proof of vaccination upon entry. To be considered fully vaccinated (and in compliance with NYU’s vaccination requirement) the final dose of your primary series must be completed two weeks prior to the visit.

Event Location

All conference events will be held in one of the following two buildings on the NYU Washington Square campus. See the campus map here..

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (“Education Building”) 35 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012 [Google map link]  Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012 [Google map link]

Sessions on Saturday & Sunday:Education Building, Rooms 779 and 879 (Floors 7 and 8)
Keynote & Reception (Saturday): Kimmel Center, Rm 914 (9th Floor)
Conference Workshop on Saturday Evening: Education Building, Rm 777 (Floor 7)

Conference Program

2023 Conference Program

2023 Conference Abstracts

Registration for the 2023 conference is now closed.

Program Committee
Tomoko Deguchi, Chair (Winthrop University)
Clifton Boyd (New York University)
Brian Moseley (University at Buffalo)
Risa Okina (SUNY Potsdam)
Alex Reed (Ithaca College)
Chris Bartlette, MTSNYS president (Binghamton University, ex-officio)

Keynote address: “Toward an Intercultural Approach to Music Analysis: Music by Unsuk Chin and Toshio Hosokawa”
Yayoi Uno Everett, CUNY Hunter College/the Graduate Center

Workshop: “Lyrics, Poetry, and Song”
Matt BaileyShea (University of Rochester)

Getting to NYU and Getting Around

Getting to NYU: See this helpful page for getting to campus by plain, train, bus, subway, or car.

Getting Around the City:

        •   Public transposition maps:  NYC Subway Map and Manhattan Bus Map

        •  Fares for most subway/bus rides are $2.75. Any credit/debit card with a contactless   symbol can be tapped for entry. See here for more info.

Places to Eat Around Campus:

     •  Check out this list of recommendations
   •  Check out this local NYU favorites map

Hotel Information

This is a list of hotels under $350 within 1 mile of the conference. Prices were researched on 2/1/23 and reflect the average price for a two-night stay from March 31–April 2nd.

Washington Square (0.3 miles)
Phone: (212) 777-9515
Location: 103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
Rate: $264 (Double Bed)

St. Marks Hotel (0.4 miles)
Location: 2 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 674-0100
Rate: $100 (Full Size) and $110 (Queen Size)

East Village Hotel (0.7 miles)
Location: 147 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003
Phone: (917) 635-7757
Rates: $309 (Standard with Kitchenette)

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/SoHo (0.7 miles)
Location: 181 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
Website: courtyard-new-york-manhattan-soho
Phone: (212) 414-8282
Rates: $332 (Standard Double)

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village (0.7 miles)
Location: 66 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014
Website: four-points-by-sheraton-manhattan-soho-village
Phone: (212) 229-9988
Rates: $310 (Standard Double)

Ridge Hotel (0.7 miles)
Location: 151 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 777- 0012
Rates: $265 (Queen)

The Gatsby Hotel (0.7 miles)
Location: 135 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 358-8844
Rates: $238 (Standard Double)

Chelsea Inn Hotel NYC (0.8 miles)
Location: 46 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 645-8989
Rates: $227 (Studio)

Hugo Hotel (0.9 miles)
Location: 525 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 608-4848
Rates: $251 (Double)

Hotel 309 (0.9 miles)
Location: 309 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (888) 309-4683
Rates: $265 (Standard Room)

Hotel Indigo: Lower East Side (0.9 miles)
Location: 171 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, US
Phone: (212) 237-1776
Rates: $291 (King Bed)

Orchard Street Hotel (0.9 miles)
Location: 163 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 804-8088
Rates: $282 (Full Size Bed)

Hotel on Rivington (1 mile)
Location: 107 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 475-2600
Rates: $288 (Studio King)

NYC Hosts & Alternative Lodging

Conference Attendees Living in NYC: If you live in New York City and you’re interested in hosting an out-of-town participant, please complete this form. The information provided will be shared as a private spreadsheet with MTSNYS conference participants looking for accommodations who have requested access.

Out-of-Town Attendees: If you plan to attend the conference and would like to stay with a volunteer host in New York City, please complete this form to request access to the listing of available hosts.