Indiana Theory Review

Publishing since 1977, Indiana Theory Review provides a venue for creative and imaginative articles on music theory, a forum for the thoughtful exchange of ideas and directions in the field through letters and editorial comments, and an opportunity for review of books and periodicals dealing with a variety of music subjects. Each semiannual, peer-reviewed issue, sponsored by Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, its Department of Music Theory, and the Graduate Theory Association, showcases the basic philosophy of sound scholarship and high quality performance as the hallmarks of superior music education.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: semiannual
  • ISSN: 0271-8022
  • eISSN: 2474-7777
  • Keywords: Composers, Literary Themes, Melody, Music, Music Criticism, Music Education, Music Theory, Musical Composition, Musical Performance, Musical Rhythm
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1977)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
  • David Geary
  • Abigail York
Graphics Editors
  • John Heilig
  • Jinny Park

Submission Info

Authors may view the journal's style guide and submit manuscripts for consideration via the journal's online submissions portal: Inquiries concerning manuscript submission should be directed to the editorial staff at

Abstract & Index

  • EBSCOhost: Music Index
  • EBSCOhost: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
  • EBSCOhost: TOC Premier (Table of Contents)
  • ProQuest: Arts Premium Collection
  • ProQuest: Music & Performing Arts Collection
  • ProQuest: Music Periodicals Database
  • ProQuest: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)