Founded in 1998, the Popular Music Interest Group is dedicated to promoting the scholarly study of popular music through methods including musical analysis and theory. Our goals include:
• Ensuring academic recognition for popular music research
• Encouraging more scholars of music theory to engage popular repertoires
• Encouraging scholars of popular music to make effective use of musical analysis and theory

On our Humanities Commons site, we rely on our members to help edit this resource — this cooperation will help continually improve the presence of popular music in our classrooms and scholarship. Many thanks!

Society for Music Theory – Popular Music Interest Group (SMT PMIG)’s Docs

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External Pages of Interest

I have converted the post about External Links into a Doc so we can crowd-source the best online resources you […]

Alyssa Barna 14 September 2018 21 November 2019
notes from small group discussion, SMT 2018

Lyrics:   Performance: In the performance group, we discussed our widely varying repertoires and gave brief summaries of our general […]

Megan Lavengood 2 January 2019 2 January 2019 bass-harmonic divorce, corpus study, empirical musicology, fusion, harmonic-melodic divorce, irony, lyrics, meter, modality, performance, rhythm, timbre, tonality, topics

POPULAR MUSIC INTEREST GROUP BYLAWS Approved December 15, 2019 ARTICLE I. NAME The group will be known as the Popular Music […]

Megan Lavengood 3 June 2019 8 September 2020 administration, bylaws
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