Texas Society for Music Theory
28th Annual Conference
February 24 - 25, 2006
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Dear Colleague:

It is our pleasure to invite you to the twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Texas Society for Music Theory, to be held at the University of North Texas in Denton on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Charles Burkhart of Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Also on this year's program is a Saturday special session honoring the life and work of Robert Ottman.

A TSMT luncheon will be held on Friday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center. The Gateway Center is a short walk from the College of Music building. The menu will feature a chicken entree, with an option to order a vegetarian entree. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. If you wish to attend, please include this amount in your remittance, along with your registration slip. To participate in the luncheon, registration slips must be received by February 20, 2006.

Location: The meeting will be held at the University of North Texas College of Music. For the Friday and Saturday sessions, we will be meeting in the College of Music building located on Avenue C (see this map).

Travel: The University of North Texas is located in Denton, Texas. From DFW Airport, take the North Airport exit and take Texas Highway 121 north to Interstate 35E. From Dallas Love field, take Mockingbird lane to I-35E. Take I-35E north to Denton. Denton can be reached by ground transportation primarily via U.S. I-35 or Texas Highway 380.

Accommodations: Denton has a number of hotels and motels at varying rates. For the budget conscious who wish to be within walking distance of campus, the Royal Hotel Suites may be a suitable choice. If you wish the feeling of a bed and breakfast remote from campus, check availability at the Wildwood Inn. Rooms may also be available at the Radisson Hotel just across I35 from the main campus. Mention that you are attending a UNT event to receive the Radisson's best rate. The following are some of the hotels that are found in Denton:

Best Western Denton Inn & Suites
2910 W University Dr, Denton, TX
(940) 591-7726
Comfort Suites
1100 N Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 898-8510
Days Inn
601 I-35 East, Denton, TX
(940) 566-1990
Exel Inn of Denton
4211 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX
(940) 383-1471
Fairfield Inn & Suites
2900 W University Dr, Denton, TX
(940) 384-1700
Howard Johnson Express Inn
3116 Bandera St, Denton, TX
(940) 383-1681
La Quinta: Denton
700 Fort Worth Dr, Denton, TX
(940) 387-5840
Motel 6
4125 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX
(940) 566-4798
Radisson Hotel Denton
2211 N Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 565-8499
Ramada Inn
820 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 387-0591
Royal Hotel Suites
1210 N Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 383-2007
Super 8 Motel Denton
620 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 380-8888
Wildwood Inn
2602 Lillian Miller Pkwy, Denton, TX
(866) 840-0713

Parking: Visitor parking is available in various locations on campus, but requires a visitor parking permit during weekday hours. Visitor permits are allowed in any area designated on the visitor pass issued from the Parking Office, the Gateway Information Booth on North Texas Boulevard or the Information Booth on Avenue C. A parking garage is located on Welch street, east of the University Union building. Rates for the parking garage are approximately $1.25 per hour or $6.00 per day. Free visitor parking is available in the Fouts field parking lot on Avenue E. A shuttle bus is available to other locations on campus, however, this parking lot is only a 2-3 block walk to the Music Building (but uphill). For the Friday session, some may find the parking garage more convenient (for special accommodations, please see the UNT Service Officer at the information booth located at the Gateway Center or on Avenue C at Chestnut). Please allow ample time for parking and travel to the Music Building, since the UNT campus can be quite congested.

Optional Activity: For those arriving early, on February 23, 2006, the One O'Clock Lab Band will perform in Concert with guest artists Bill Holman & Pete Christlieb at the UNT Murchison Arts Center, Winspear Hall (8:00). Note: This extremely popular concert is usually sold out in advance. For ticket information and reservations call, 940-369-7802, or purchase tickets online.

Additional Information: This information and any additional information can be found at the TSMT web page: http://www.texasmusictheory.org/

For more information about UNT, visit: http://www.unt.edu/

For more information about the UNT College of Music, visit: http://www.music.unt.edu/

We hope that you will be able to attend this TSMT meeting. However, if you can't attend, you also have the option to renew your TSMT membership and remain on our mailing list for notice of future events. Please return the registration form with a check for the appropriate amount (made out to Texas Society for Music Theory) to:

Jana Millar, TSMT Treasurer
School of Music
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX  76798-7408
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact one of us listed below.


Local Arrangements Committee:
Frank Heidlberger (Chair)
Stephen Slottow
Philip Baczewski