About us

Welcome to the Society for
Mathematics and Computation in Music

The Society was founded in 2006 as an International Forum for researchers and musicians working in the trans-disciplinary field at the intersection of music, mathematics and computation. The SMCM is registered in the USA.

At its inaugural meeting in Berlin on May 20, 2007, 13 board members were elected. The board later elected the officers for the society. For details, please see the March 2008 newsletter here.

To become an accredited individual SMCM member click here. Membership includes a print subscription to Journal of Mathematics and Music, the SMCM’s official journal.

Mathematics and Computation in Music Conferences

The Society hosts a biennial meeting, the International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM) and occasionally co-hosts other conferences.

Upcoming conference


MCM 2024

9th International Conference

Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
June 18-21, 2024

Conference Webpage

Call for hosting MCM 2026

MCM 2026 will be held outside of Europe, for example, in the Americas. The Executive Board is now accepting proposals for hosts, and will decide by May 1, 2024. The host for MCM 2026 should send at least one delegate to MCM 2024 (University of Coimbra, Portugal) to make a short (5-10 minute) Power Point presentation to the members of the SMCM at the general meeting, held biennially at the conferences.

The SMCM will collaborate with the host institution and/or individuals in the conference planning process, in order to serve as a resource, and to guarantee the continuity and growth of the MCM conference series.

Points to include in the proposal:
  1. The scientific program
    1. The MCM Publications Committee will work with a local Scientific Program Committee, that should be determined although modifications can be made. The proceedings are published by Springer in their series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, and the MCM conference now has eight volumes of 10-12 page articles, from which the talks are given.
  2. Local organization
    1. A venue (or venues) to carry out the sessions, plenary talks, and concerts.
    2. Options of hotels or other housing (and transportation if necessary) that will allow easy access to the venues.
  3. General organizational aspects
    1. Develop a website that will contribute all necessary information in a timely way.
    2. Establish the necessary contacts with the institutions that will sponsor the event.
    3. Carry out the communication between the people and institutions involved so that all member of SMCM know exactly what to expect.

Past conferences


MCM 2022

8th International Conference

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
June 21-24, 2022

Conference Webpage

MCM 2019

7th International Conference

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
June 18-21, 2019

Conference Webpage

MCM 2017

6th International Conference

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, Mexico
June 26-29, 2017

Conference Webpage

MCM 2015

5th International Conference

Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
June 22-25, 2015

Conference Webpage

MCM 2013

4th International Conference

McGill University, Montreal
Québec, Canada
June 12-14, 2013


MCM 2011

3rd International Conference

Paris, France
June 15-17, 2011

Conference Webpage
New Haven

MCM 2009

2nd International Conference

and John Clough Memorial Conference

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
June 19-22, 2009

Conference Webpage

MCM 2007

1st International Conference

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Berlin, Germany
May 18–20, 2007


Our Executive Board

Last elections took place on January 2023 and lead to the following Executive Board.

Become a Member of the SMCM

Membership includes a print subscription to Journal of Mathematics and Music, the SMCM’s official journal. For full information on Journal of Mathematics and Music, a new journal which commenced publication in 2007 published by Taylor & Francis, including manuscript submission instructions, library subscription options, details on free email alerting services, editorial board information and the online edition, please visit its homepage at www.tandfonline.com/JMM.

Get in contact

  • Mariana Montiel
  • Mathematics and Statistics Department
  • Georgia State University
  • contact-mail