Texas Society for Music Theory
34th Annual Conference
March 2 - 3, 2012
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Conference Arrangements


The 2012 conference is being held on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Friday sessions will be held in the Brown-Lupton University Union (BLUU). Saturday sessions will be held in Moudy North.

To find your way around campus, please consult the online campus map.


Texas Christian University is located on the southwest side of Fort Worth.

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If you are traveling by car...

From the North, South, East, or West, travel to Interstate 30 and head toward downtown Fort Worth. West of downtown is the S. University Dr. exit. You can reach TCU by exiting onto S. University Dr. and heading south until you reach the campus. Detailed directions from I-30 to the Brown-Lupton University Union can be found via this map.

By air...

If you are arriving at DFW International Airport, the driving directions still apply, however this map will provide you with additional directions.

If you are flying into Dallas Love Field, this map will help you find your way to Fort Worth.


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Friday's activities are in the Brown-Lupton University Union (BLUU - in the red box on the map) and the Kelly Alumni and Visitor's Center. Visitor parking is available immediately across the street from the BLUU with overflow parking available in Lot 3 (lots are circled in red.) Note that due to construction, Lot 3 may only be accessible via W. Cantey St.

Saturday's sessions are in Moudy North (in the blue box on the map) and parking is available immediately north of Moudy or in a large lot on Rogers Street north of campus (lots are circled in blue.)


Arrangements have been made for a special conference rate ($114/night) at the Marriot SpringHill Suites at 3250 Lovell Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, north of campus near I-30 and S. University Dr. You may book online and receive the conference rate by using the following link:

Book a room at SpringHill Suites

You may also call 1-800-321-2211 and use the name of the TCU School of Music to receive the special group rate. The official cut off date is Feb. 18th. Please book before this date as all reservation requests and/or changes in reservations received after the cut off date will be based on a space and rate availability.

Other recommended hotels in the TCU area include:

(Some properties may offer a TCU discount, so be sure to mention you are attending a TCU conference.)

Residence Inn Fort Worth University
South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
1505 S University
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Residence Inn Fort Worth Cultural District
2500 Museum Way
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Homestead Studio and Suites
1601 River Run
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Other Hotel Options (Within 10 minutes of Campus):

Embassy Suites Fort Worth Downtown
600 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Hyatt Place Fort Worth Cityview
5900 Cityview Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102


As is our tradition, a luncheon has been planned for Friday, March 2. It will be served at the Kelley Visitor's Center which is across the street from the Brown-Lupton University Union. Luncheon attendees will have a choice between a Tortilla style casserole or Roast chicken along with side dishes served buffet style. The cost for the luncheon is $18 and you must indicate on your conference registration form that you plan to attend. To be included in the luncheon, registration and payment must be received by February 24, 2012. See the registration form for details.


Fort Worth offers many fine and casual dining opportunities. For restaurants in the Southwest area of Fort Worth, consult this guide (Blue Mesa Grill on S. University Dr. is particularly recommended for those wanting a taste of Southwest cuisine.)

In addition, the following "landmark" Fort Worth restaurants are may be of interest:

Joe T. Garcia's
2201 North Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Mon-Thu 11am - 2:30pm, 5 - 10pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun 11am - 10pm
You can find a lot of Mexican food in Fort Worth,
but not a lot of restaurants like Joe T.'s.
The fixed menu, served family style, includes some of
the best fajitas around, along with the traditional sides.
Add the historic atmosphere (est. 1935) and the Margaritas
(if you are so inclined) and you are in for a memorable dining
Fort Worth - Camp Bowie
4901 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mon-Sat
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun.
Fort Worth's signature
burger joint -- visit the original
location on Camp Bowie Blvd. to experience
a half century of delicious burger tradition.

The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
2406 N. Main
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
The real "foodies" among us may wish to experience
Chef Tim Love's Lonesome Dove restaurant located in
Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district. Check out the
restaurant that launched this now famous chef's career
(but don't expect your per diem to cover the cost.)
Cattlemen's Steakhouse
2458 North Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Monday thru Thursday - 11 am to 10:30 pm
Friday and Saturday - 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday - 12 pm to 9 pm
If you're in 'Cowtown', then why not have a steak?
Cattlemen's is another iconic restaurant located in
Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district.
1406 North Main Street
Ft. Worth, Texas 76106
Monday - Wednesday:
Lunch, 11a.m. - 4p.m., Dinner, 5p.m - 10p.m
Thurs . - Friday: 11a.m. - 2a.m.
Saturday: 4p.m. - 2a.m.
You're 'where the west begins' but have a hankering
something more middle eastern? Byblos offers
an excellent Mediterranean menu and the atmosphere
to match. Come for the hummus and stay for the belly dancing.
Railhead Smokehouse
2900 Montgomery
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm
What's more Texas than some real Texas barbecue?
There are many good places to choose from, but Railhead
comes highly recommended and is pretty close (by car) to
the TCU campus.


There are a multitude of things to do in Fort Worth, ranging from western culture to artistic culture.

Of particular interest to TSMT attendees may be the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concert in the beautiful Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. The concert features performances of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor and Frank's Symphony in D minor.

For more information or tickets, click here.

Enjoy your stay in Fort Worth!