Music Theory


2018 GTA Symposium


2018 Indiana University Annual Symposium of Research in Music

Hosted by the Graduate Theory Association
Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana
February 23-24, 2018

The Indiana University Graduate Theory Association is pleased to announce its 2018 Symposium of Research in Music. The Symposium will take place Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, in Ford-Crawford Recital Hall on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. We are excited to welcome Professor Michael Buchler (Florida State University) as our keynote speaker. The Symposium will also feature talks from Indiana professors Gretchen Horlacher and Marianne Kielian-Gilbert.

We are currently soliciting proposals relevant to any subfield of music theory and analysis.

Paper presentations will be twenty minutes in length, followed by ten minutes for questions. Papers may address any musical repertoire, as we hope to feature a wide variety. The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.

Submissions should include: 
1. A proposal of no more than 500 words 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, 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, CD player, etc.

All decisions made by the program committee will be sent out by December 31, 2017. Please contact Robert Komaniecki at if you have any questions about the Symposium, and check our website periodically for updates.


Robert Komaniecki, President, Graduate Theory Association