SMRForum discussion on Academic Ableism


Earlier this week, SMR members braved the smoldering temperatures of Burton Tower for a discussion of Jay Dolmage’s book Academic Ableism: Disability in Higher Education. The meeting was the second edition of the Forum’s pedagogy reading group. Dolmage’s book (published by The University of Michigan Press, incidentally, and available to read online for free) offered a helpful … Continue reading SMRForum discussion on Academic Ableism

SMR Forum: Teaching Music-Analytic Writing


Earlier this week, the SMR Forum’s pedagogy wing hosted a discussion of  Samantha M. Inman’s 2017 article “Teaching Analytic Writing in the Form Classroom” published in Music Theory Pedagogy Online. This session was one of a series of bi-weekly(-ish), pedagogy-focused reading groups organized by SMR Forum for this summer. Stay tuned for the next one of … Continue reading SMR Forum: Teaching Music-Analytic Writing

SMR discussion session with Dr. Nancy Rao


On March 30th, SMR members attended a discussion session with Dr. Nancy Rao of Rutgers University. This event provided students the opportunity to connect with an alumna of the Music Theory program and engage in conversations about the academic job market after graduating from the University of Michigan. Dr. Rao provided the students with invaluable … Continue reading SMR discussion session with Dr. Nancy Rao

SMR Winter 2019 Lightning Talks


Last Friday, SMR members gathered for its first-ever series of lightning talks. Several SMR members presented five-minute papers, presenting on topics related to current dissertation work, term papers, or side projects, after which members discussed and provided feedback. Given the success of this event, lightning talks will likely become a regular SMR offering. Photos by … Continue reading SMR Winter 2019 Lightning Talks