Purpose, Aims, and Functions

This (SMR) organization exists to represent the graduate students in music research (that is, Musicology and Music Theory) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (hereafter SMTD) at the University of Michigan (hereafter U-M); to provide a central forum where SMR membership may meet to discuss issues pertaining to graduate students in music research at SMTD; to organize events and symposia that foster the sharing of knowledge in the research of music at U-M; to organize social events for SMR membership; and to support any other organizations whose goals relate to those of SMR. (Read more about us in our constitution…)

Resources for SMR Members

  • SMR Best Practices. Contains information about SMR’s operations, including resources for climate and reporting.
  • Resources for SMR Graduate Students. Contains a list of links to relevant SMR documents; SMR-curated information about our degree programs; resources related to SMTD, Rackham, and the University of Michigan at large; and myriad recommendations for food, housing, transportation, and other miscellaneous services. SMR members are free to add their own recommendations to this document!

Please note that you must be logged into your University of Michigan email account in order to view the above documents.

Current Officers (2023–2024)

Executive Committee:

Co-chairs: Piper Foulon, Carlos Pérez Tabares
Secretary: Emma Beachy
Treasurer: Kelly Hoppenjans

Non-executive Committees:

SMR Forum (SMRF): Julian Grey, Juan Riveros, Sylvie Tran
Social Committee: AJ Banta, Clay Conley
SMR Blog: Sunhong Kim, Sylvie Tran, Mayna Tyrrell
Website*: Sylvie Tran
Conference Committee: Emma Beachy, Cecilia Hiros

*SMR web design photos by Richard Smith unless otherwise noted.

Past Officers