Texas Society for Music Theory
37th Annual Conference
February 27 - 28, 2015
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

The Texas Society for Music Theory will hold its 37th annual meeting at the University of Texas at El Paso. The keynote address will be given by David Neumeyer from the University of Texas.


The meeting will be held on the University of Texas at El Paso campus. All sessions will take place in the UTEP Union East, room 312, a very short walk from the conference hotel. Please download this campus map for an overview of the UTEP campus. El Paso is in the Mountain Time zone.

A TSMT luncheon will be held on Friday, February 27 in the Union East, room 313, and will feature an Italian buffet that includes vegetarian options. 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 Friday, February 20, 2015. See the 2015 registration form for details.


The University of Texas at El Paso is located a few minutes west of downtown El Paso, and about nine miles from El Paso International Airport. There will be shuttle service between the airport and the conference hotel, running from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Call the hotel at 915 351 2121 for shuttle service.

If traveling by car, take Interstate 10 to exit number 18A. If traveling west, after exiting I-10, follow the signs to West Schuster Avenue and turn right on Schuster. If traveling east, after exiting I-10, turn left at the traffic signal at the end of the off ramp to get on West Schuster Avenue. Next, take Schuster to North Oregon Street and turn left. The Hilton Garden Inn will be on the left at Oregon and West University Avenue.


Arrangements have been made for a special conference rate ($85/night) at the Hilton Garden Inn. The address is 111 West University Avenue, El Paso TX 79902. The hotel phone number is 915-351-2121. For online reservations, connect to the reservation web page, select dates (earliest available check in on February 26 -- latest available check out on March 1), click "Check rooms and rates" and then look for "Have a special code?" Click on it and, under "Group code:" enter the code "TSFMT."

NOTE: Book before February 2, 2015 to receive the group rate.

Other recommended hotels within a 10-minute driving distance to the conference include:

Holiday Inn El Paso
900 Sunland Park Drive
El Paso TX 79922
Best Western Sunland Park Inn
1045 Sunland Park Drive
El Paso TX 79922

On Fridays in Lent, many Mexican restaurants in El Paso serve fish tacos; they are a local favorite this time of year. There are some very good Mexican restaurants on El Paso's west side. Avila's (6232 North Mesa Street) is about a 10 minute drive from UTEP. Other restaurants within walking distance of UTEP include Ardovino's Pizza (206 Cincinnati Avenue), Crave Kitchen & Bar (300 Cincinnati Avenue), Crawdaddy's Bar & Grill (212 Cincinnati Avenue), and Rib Hut (2612 North Mesa Street).

Area Attractions:

Please visit http://visitelpaso.com/visitors for more information on things to do in El Paso.

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 Charles Leinberger .

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