SMT Music Cognition Interest Group

Mission Statement

The SMT Music Cognition Group (MCG) seeks to promote the study and scholarship of music cognition and it implications for music theory and analysis.


Since 1986, the group has planned and presented several special sessions and poster sessions at national SMT meetings. It also maintains an e-list to discuss topics of interest and coordinate presentations and research activities.


The Music Cognition group maintains an external website at



For more information on the SMT Music Cognition Group, or to find out more about how to join and participate in this group, please contact Janet Bourne, Chair.