Society for Music Theory

About MTO

Music Theory Online has been in continuous publication since 1993. The journal was launched experimentally in March of that year, after which issues 0.1 through 0.11 were published. Its permanent status was marked in January 1995 with the publication of Volume 1.1. MTO is peer reviewed and open access. It is indexed in RILM, Music Index, and other periodical indexes. If you value MTO and other free SMT services, please take a few moments to join SMT. Membership grants a number of benefits which non-members do not enjoy.

The Society for Music Theory also publishes the print journal Music Theory Spectrum, which is included in SMT membership.

MTO Personnel

Founding Editor
Lee Rothfarb (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Brent Auerbach (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Associate Editors
Inessa Bazayev (Louisiana State University)
Zachary Bernstein (Eastman School of Music)
Jenine Brown (Peabody Conservatory/Johns Hopkins University)
Drew Nobile (University of Oregon)
Reviews Editors
Nancy Murphy (University of Michigan)
Jeffrey Swinkin (University of Oklahoma)
Editorial Board
Richard Ashley (Northwestern University) Richard Beaudoin (Dartmouth College)
Christine E. Boone (Univerity of North Carolina-Asheville Zachary Cairns (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
Matt Chiu (University of Illinois) Diego Cubero (University of North Texas)
Leah Frederick (University of Michigan) Julianne Grasso (Florida State University)
Tamyka Jordon-Conlin (Vassar College) Alexandra Kieffer (Rice University)
Catrina Kim (University of Massachusetts Amherst) Olga Sanchez Kisielewska (University of Chicago)
Robert Komaniecki (University of Iowa) Ben Levy (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Su Yin Mak (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Maryam Moshaver (University of Alberta)
Janna Saslaw (Loyola University) Peter Schubert (McGill University)
Managing Editor 
Brent Yorgason (Brigham Young University)
Senior Editorial Assistant
Michael McClimon (MongoDB)
Editorial Assistants
Andrew Eason (University of Oregon) Fred Hosken (Northwestern University)
Lauren Irschick (Eastman School of Music) Dorian Mueller (University of Michigan)
Sam Reenan (Eastman School of Music)

MTO Policy on Conflicts of Interest. To ensure public trust in the peer review process and credibility of articles and reviews published in Music Theory Online, all participants (reviewers and editors) agree to disclose any relationships that could be perceived as presenting a conflict of interest. In the case of any such disclosed relationship, arrangements for alternate reviewers and/or editors will generally be made. Alternative arrangements may be waived if it is determined that the participant is in an ideal position to engage in robust and informed scholarly dialogue, and if the participant agrees to act in good faith, minimizing any potential conflict.

Thanks are due to the following institutions for generous support:

Swarthmore College (2017- )
McGill University (2014- )
University of Colorado Boulder (2012-2014)
Wesleyan University (2011-2012)
Florida State University (2008-2011)
University of Houston (2002-2008)
Indiana University (1999-2002)
The University of California, Santa Barbara (1994-1998)
The Society for Music Theory (1995- )
Harvard University (1992-94)

Prepared by Brent Yorgason, Managing Editor
Updated March 06 2021