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 research in music theory in a dynamic, audiovisual format, presented so as to have the potential to engage both specialists within the field as well as interested viewers outside the music theory community. The journal features a supportive and collaborative production process, and publishes several videos each year.

SMT-V’s ISSN is 2689-5471.


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 here.

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

Editorial Board

Editor: Megan Kaes Long (Oberlin College): SMT-V-editor@societymusictheory.org.

Associate Editor: Volume 11: Tahirih Motazedian (Vassar College): SMT-V-associate-editor@societymusictheory.org.

Volume 10: Jonathan De Souza (University of Western Ontario): SMT-V-associate-editor@societymusictheory.org.

Members at Large

  • Janet Bourne, UC Santa Barbara (2026)
  • Jonathan Gomez, University of Southern California (2026)
  • Chelsey Hamm, Christopher Newport University (2025)
  • Edward Klorman, McGill University (2026)
  • Victoria Malawey, Macalester College (2024)
  • Tiffany Nicely, SUNY Fredonia (2026)
  • Joon Park, University of Arkansas (2024)
  • Alexander Rehding, Harvard University (2024)
  • René Rusch, University of Michigan (2025)
  • Rebecca Simpson-Litke, University of Manitoba (2025)

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