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AMS/SMT Virtual 2020

AMS 2020 Annual Meeting
7–8 and 14–15 November 2020


The American Musicological Society (AMS) is holding its 86th Annual Meeting in 2020 virtually, jointly with the Society for Music Theory (SMT)
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The American Musicological Conference (AMS) and the Society for Music Theory (SMT) will meet 7-8 and 14-15 November 2020, beginning at 10:00am CT each day. Sessions, meetings, and events will start on the hour.
No. If you wish to register for both events, please use the registration form for the society for which you are a member. You will have the option of purchasing an "Add-on" to register for the other society's event at a discount price, available through 3 November 2020. Non-member fees are also available for those who wish to attend but are not members of either society.
The preliminary schedule will be available 1 September 2020.
Early registration rates will be in effect from 1 August through 1 October 2020. Regular registration rates will go into effect 2 October. Attendees have the option to register for AMS, SMT, or for both. Those wishing to register for both AMS and SMT will enjoy a $15 discount, available through 3 November 2020. See the registration rate tables below.

AMS-only Registration Rates

Rate Category
(by 10/1/2020)
(10/2/2020 – 11/15/2020)
AMS Members Student/retired/low-income $55.00 $70.00
Standard $105.00 $145.00
Non-Members Student/retired/low-income $95.00 $145.00
Standard $155.00 $235.00

SMT Add-on Registration Rates

Rate Category
(by 10/1/2020)
(10/2/2020 – 11/3/2020)
AMS Members Student/retired/low-income $10.00 $40.00
Standard $40.00 $70.00
Non-Members Student/retired/low-income $60.00 $85.00
Standard $150.00 $185.00
No. Registering just for AMS or SMT will only give you access to that society's platform and events, as well as to any joint sessions, meetings, and exhibits. For unlimited access, you must register with both organizations.
Yes, we will have a virtual exhibit hall available to all who register for either (or both) the AMS and SMT conferences. The Exhibit Hall will be hosted on the AMS platform and will include a range of features to encourage interaction between attendees and exhibitors.
Absolutely. There will be a publicly downloadable PDF program, as well as searchable digital program available to all registrants. The preliminary program schedule will be available on or before 1 September 2020.
Information about exhibitor and advertiser packages and prices will be released shortly on the AMS and SMT websites.
It depends. Most presentations will be pre-recorded and available in advance of a scheduled, live Q&A. Certain special sessions, like workshops, lectures, plenaries, award presentations, and business meetings, will be conducted or screened live.
Yes. The virtual meeting will feature the full range of traditional session types, including poster sessions.
Yes. Presenters must register by 8 October and upload materials by 15 October. Information and instructions on creating, formatting, and uploading presentations will be made available well in advance of the conference.
Yes, all presentations will be archived and available to registrants for at least 8 months after the conclusion of the conference (i.e., through the 2021 academic year).
Yes. There will be many opportunities to network, socialize, and connect with colleagues and friends. There will also be tools to help you introduce yourself to new colleagues and arrange one-on-one meetups. More information about these opportunities will be forthcoming.


Calls for Proposals and Performances

New for 2020: revised selection procedure

Call for Proposals: deadline 18 February 2020

Call for Performances: deadline 18 February 2020

Committee / Study Group Proposals: deadline 16 March 2020

Call for Seminar Topic proposals: deadline 1 October 2019

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