SMT Committee on the Status of Women

Mission

The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) promotes gender equity and feminist scholarship in areas related to music theory and serves as a repository of information about women and music. The CSW serves the Society for Music Theory in matters that are critical to all music theorists.

Activities

  • Operates three mentoring programs
    • Proposal Mentoring
    • Virtual Research Groups
    • Professional Mentoring
  • Monitors and advocates for compliance with practices that promote gender equity, both within the Society and in the field of music theory in general.
  • Sponsors a special session at the SMT Annual Meeting.
  • Holds a no-host luncheon at the SMT Annual Meeting to discuss matters that relate to the mission of the CSW; all interested members of the SMT are invited to come to this.
  • Maintains a CSW Affiliates Facebook group web page to help members stay current on CSW activities and to get involved in related discussions and events; all interested members of the SMT are invited to join this Facebook group.
  • Maintains resources that relate to the mission of the CSW.

CSW Members

  • Jan Miyake (through 2022), chair
  • Anjni Amin (2022)
  • Samantha Inman (2022)
  • Eric Isaacson (2023)
  • Victoria Malawey (2021)
  • Severine Neff (2023)
  • Cora Palfy (2021)