SMT-V is the open-access, peer-reviewed video journal of the Society for Music Theory. Founded in 2014, SMT-V publishes video essays that showcase the latest research in music theory in a dynamic, audiovisual format. The journal features a supportive and collaborative production process, and publishes three to four videos per year.


SMT-V is overseen by an Editor who organizes the vetting of the videos, along with an Associate Editor who aids with the technical details. Members of the editorial board help to vet submitted videos.

Those wishing to publish a video on SMT-V should first submit a written proposal summarizing the proposed project. If the proposed project is deemed appropriate, the author will be invited to submit a draft of a storyboard or script. Upon acceptance of the script, the author will be invited to produce a full video in conjunction with guidance and assessment from selected members of the Editorial Board. Details regarding the submission process are found at https://societymusictheory.org/smt-v/submission_guidelines.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact the SMT-V Editor.

Editorial Board

Editor: Poundie Burstein (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY): SMT-V-editor@societymusictheory.org.

Associate Editor: Seth Monahan (Eastman School of Music): SMT-V-associate-editor@societymusictheory.org.

Members at Large

  • David Bashwiner, University of New Mexico (2018)
  • Michael Buchler, Florida State University (2020)
  • Jonathan De Souza, University of Western Ontario (2020)
  • Megan Kaes Long, Oberlin College and Conservatory (2020)
  • Elaine Sisman, Columbia University (2018)
  • Janet Schmalfeldt, Tufts University (2018)
  • Daphne Tan, University of Toronto (2019)
  • Christopher White, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2020)
  • Simon Zagorski-Thomas, University of West London (2018)

Webmaster: William O’Hara (Gettysburg College): wohara@gettysburg.edu