Russian Music Theory Interest Group

Mission Statement

The aim of the Russian Music Theory Interest Group (SMT-Rus) is to discuss, promote, and engage with Russian theoretical traditions, which offer new approaches to musical meaning, harmony, voice leading, and form, with a special emphasis on topics little studied by Western scholars, including functional modality and tonal mutability. This interest group was inaugurated at the 2013 meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Charlotte, NC.


The Russian Music Theory Interest Group meets at SMT’s annual meetings in order to discuss scholarly work, sponsor invited presentations, discussion forums, and special topic sessions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Russian Music and Music Theory

Website and Discussion List

This interest group maintains a Google group where members can access general information (group description and announcements), and sign up to participate in online discussion. Please contact Chris Segall to be added to the list.


The Russian Music Theory Interest Group has compiled a bibliography of sources relating to Russian music. Click Here to access the document.


To join this group and for further information please contact, Chris Segall (, chair.