[Smt-talk] Monthly message

kos at panix.com kos at panix.com
Fri Oct 3 04:25:22 PDT 2014

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A.  Guidelines
B.  Maintenance of your subscription
     1) Your list password
     2) Posting to the list
     3) Including signature
     4) Moderation
     5) Viewing SMT-TALK Archives
     6) If your address changes
     7) Problems 
C. The Society for Music Theory

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members whose work may be the subject of controversy.

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C. The Society for Music Theory

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Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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