Music Theory


2019 Indiana University Annual Symposium of Research in Music

Hosted by the Graduate Theory Association
Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana

February 8-9, 2019

The Indiana University Graduate Theory Association is pleased to announce its 25 annual Symposium of Research in Music. The symposium will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9, in Ford-Crawford Recital Hall on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. We are very happy to welcome Professor Nicole Biamonte (McGill University) as our keynote speaker. 

We are currently soliciting proposals relevant to any subfield of music theory and analysis. Papers may address any musical repertoire, as we hope to feature a wide variety of styles and approaches.

Paper presentations will be twenty minutes in length, followed by ten minutes for questions. We also encourage the submission of posters, special panels, and non-traditional formats for presentations. The deadline for proposals is Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Submissions should include:

  1. A 500-word proposal submitted by email in Word or PDF format to Only electronic submissions will be accepted. No identifying information may be included in the proposal itself. Please place any examples, figures, and/or bibliographies at the end of the proposal.
  2. A cover letter listing the author's name, address, telephone number, email address, and affiliation, as well as all required equipment, such as a piano, projector, sound system, etc.

Please contact John Heilig at if you have any further questions, and consult our website periodically for updates.


John Heilig
President, Graduate Theory Association