Early Music Analysis Group

Mission Statement

The SMT Early Music Analysis Group aims to connect scholars of early music and to raise the profile of early music analysis within music's scholarly and performance communities. We foster conversations on all aspects of the analysis of early music, broadly construed.


This group plans and presents special sessions at SMT, including a session on the Italian madrigals of Cipriano de Rore in 2016 and a panel of lightning talks on Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli in 2015. At our interest group meetings at SMT we provide a forum for scholars of early music at all career stages to meet one another and we continue to assess the role of our interest group within SMT. We also plan special events. For more information about our Early Music Analysis Conference, hosted at IU-Bloomington in May 2016, visit http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/SMT%20Early%20Music%20Analysis%20Interest%20Group%20Conference.shtml

Email List

Those interested in joining the email list for the SMT EMAIG should visit our list page and click “Subscribe.” The email list serves to foster discussion, sharing of resources, and planning for future activities

Contact Information

For more information on the SMT Early Music Analysis Group, or to find out more about how to join and participate in this group, please visit their website at earlymusicanalysis.org, or contact Carolann Buff, Chair (cbuff@indiana.edu). Everyone with an interest in early music analysis is welcome to attend our annual meeting at SMT or to contact the chair for more information.