The West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis was founded in 1992. Its principal purposes are to assist with the dissemination of scholarly work in music theory, analysis, and related fields, and to provide music scholars with opportunities to make contact with others in their field(s) within (and outside) their region. It accomplishes these purposes mainly through its annual meeting, held in March or April. The West Coast Conference has met in the past at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Oregon, Mills College, the University of British Columbia, the University of California at Davis, the University of Washington, Stanford University, the University of Victoria, the University of New Mexico, and most recently at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will host the 25th annual meeting of the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis from April 1-3, 2016.