The Society of Music Theory (SMT) is the professional organization of music theorists, promoting the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. Since 1995, the executive board of this international organization has granted Lifetime Memberships to certain members in recognition of their truly outstanding contributions to the field. Congratulations to Penn State distinguished professor Maureen Carr who received this honor at the society's 40th annual conference, held recently in Arlington, VA.
Professor Carr was introduced at the award ceremony by her faculty colleague, Taylor Greer, who wrote the following tribute.
"I first met Maureen Carr when she welcomed me with open arms the year I began teaching at Penn State University. Early on, I discovered that she had achieved a remarkable balance between teaching, research, and service. She has had various accolades as a teacher, including our university’s Outstanding Teaching Award. And over the years she has been tireless in her work for the Society, serving on the executive board, the program committee, and countless other SMT councils. Full story