MTSE Statement on Discrimination and Diversity

The Executive Board of Music Theory Southeast regional society stands in solidarity with the Society for Music Theory’s recent statement addressing the anti-Black racism in Volume 12 of The Journal of Schenkerian Studies. We condemn acts of discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or age. We acknowledge that there is much work to be done in the field of music theory because of its origins in Whiteness and White Supremacy, and acknowledge the harm these origins have caused to the marginalized communities in our membership.

The MTSE Executive Board commits to working to educate our society and ourselves, and will contribute to efforts towards equity and equality within our field moving forward. We encourage our membership to continue to readdiscuss, and reflect about issues of race, and to carefully undertake efforts to combat discrimination in our field and personally.