Texas Society for Music Theory
35th Annual Conference
March 1 - 2, 2013
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

The Texas Society for Music Theory will hold its 35th annual meeting at the University of North Texas. The keynote address will be given by Giorgio Sanguinetti, associate professor at the University of Rome - Tor Vergata.


The meeting will be held at the University of North Texas College of Music. All sessions will take place in the College of Music building located on Avenue C (see this map).

A TSMT luncheon will be held on Friday at the University of North Texas University Union Silver Eagle Suite. The University Union is a short walk from the College of Music building. The menu will feature an enchilada buffet, with an option to order a vegetarian entree. The cost of the luncheon is $23.00. If you wish to attend, please include this amount in your remittance, along with your registration. To participate in the luncheon, registration must be completed and paid by February 27, 2013.

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.

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The local arrangements committee has negotiated a special $90 conference rate at the Denton Courtyard by Marriot hotel. Breakfast and shuttle service to and from the hotel and the College of Music is included in the rate. The special rate is only available for February 28 and March 1.

NOTE: The Special Rate is only available if you book by Feb. 21

Direct links are provided below to access the special rate:

Click here for a King (1 bed) Room -- $90 with hot breakfast

Click here for a Queen/Queen (2 bed) Room -- $90 with hot breakfast

Confirm your room dates on the left hand side and press "FIND" to access the TSMT rate.)

Denton has a number of hotels and motels at varying rates. For those who may want a hotel that allows you to walk to campus, walking directions have been included from the Comfort Inn (closest to campus.) The following are some additional hotels that are found in Denton:

Best Western Denton Inn & Suites
2910 W University Dr, Denton, TX
(940) 591-7726
3 miles to conference
Comfort Suites
1100 N Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 898-8510
0.8 miles to conference
Walking Directions
Days Inn
601 I-35 East, Denton, TX
(940) 566-1990
3.2 miles to conference
Fairfield Inn & Suites
2900 W University Dr, Denton, TX
(940) 384-1700
3 miles to conference
Holiday Inn
1434 Centre Place Drive
(940) 383-4100
2.2 miles to conference
Free shuttle to UNT
Howard Johnson Express Inn
3116 Bandera St, Denton, TX
(940) 383-1681
3.1 miles to conference
La Quinta: Denton
700 Fort Worth Dr, Denton, TX
(940) 387-5840
1.4 miles to conference
Motel 6
4125 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX
(940) 566-4798
1.4 miles to conference
Super 8 Motel Denton
620 S Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX
(940) 380-8888
2.3 miles to conference
Wildwood Inn
2602 Lillian Miller Pkwy, Denton, TX
(866) 840-0713
4.1 miles to conference
Luxury boutique hotel


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 (at the Highland Street Garage), the Gateway Information Booth on North Texas Boulevard or the Information Booth on Avenue C. (See these locations on the map below.)

Parking Information Locations

Two parking garages are located on Ave. A between Maple and Highland streets, and on Welch street, east of the University Union building. Both are approximately the same distance to the College of Music building. Rates for the parking garage are $2.00 per hour or $10.00 per day. 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.

A number of public transit opportunties are available in Denton, including commuter rail that connects with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (A-train), an in-Denton bus system, and a UNT Campus Shuttle system. For routes and schedules, see this DCTA web site. For specific information regarding UNT Campus Shuttle routes, visit this UNT Parking and Transportation web site.

Recommended Restaurants:

For dining options, see our list of recommended restaurants.

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/

The following events may be of interest to TSMT attendees:

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 complete your registration with a payment for the appropriate amount.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Arrangements chair Stephen Slottow.

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