The Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) was founded in 2003 to serve the growing community of musicologists in Ireland and to foster musical scholarship in all its forms throughout Ireland. In 2011 it was granted charitable tax exemption by the Revenue Commissioners (Registered Charity Number CHY 19361). In addition to our annual plenary and graduate conferences, the society supports and promotes a wide range of musicological activities and scholarly events, through which we offer a forum for a scholarly exchange of ideas and collegial support for those interested in all fields of musicology.
Membership of the SMI is open to all interested in musicological research, individuals as well as institutions, libraries and organizations. As a member you will enjoy reduced fees at events organized in association with the society and at our annual conferences, where you can present your research in a supportive environment. You will also enjoy discounted prices on selected publications.
The society seeks to generate public awareness of the importance of music teaching and research in higher education and society. Our close association with our many Affiliated Members demonstrates our integral role in many aspects of music education in Ireland. We strive to support our community of scholars through the SMI Music Theses Register, our careers forum, and two regular publications: the peer-reviewed Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and our book series Irish Musical Studies. We offer awards for outstanding scholarship, symposia awards for events organized in association with the society, as well as travel grants for independent and student scholars. An important part of our mission is to foster a culture of inquiry, collegiality and collaboration among our members and to cultivate links with other learned societies within Ireland and internationally.
John O'Flynn, President