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)
Mitch Ohriner (University of Denver)
Associate Editors
Brent Auerbach (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Inessa Bazayev (Louisiana State University)
Jenine Brown (Peabody Conservatory/Johns Hopkins University)
Brad Osborn (University of Kansas)
Reviews Editors
David Heetderks (University of North Texas)
Bryan Parkhurst (Oberlin College)
Editorial Board
Janet Bourne (University of California Santa Barbara) Matthew Boyle (University of Alabama)
Deborah Burton (Boston University) John Covach (Eastman School of Music)
Sarah Ellis (University of Oklahoma) Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)
Ben Levy (University of California, Santa Barbara) Maryam Moshaver (University of Alberta)
Drew Nobile (University of Oregon) Steven Reale (Youngstown State University)
Nicholas Reyland (Royal Northern College of Music) Janna Saslaw (Loyola University, New Orleans)
Peter Schubert (McGill University) Jim Sobaskie (Mississippi State University)
Chris Stover (University of Oslo)
Managing Editor 
Brent Yorgason (Brigham Young University)
Senior Editorial Assistant
Michael McClimon (FastMail Pty Ltd)
Editorial Assistants
Andrew Eason (University of Oregon) Fred Hosken (Northwestern University)
Chris Misa (University of Oregon) Lauren Irschick (Eastman School of Music)
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