2016 National Conference Overview

index.php-5The College Music Society will hold its Fifty-Ninth National Conference October 27–29, 2016, at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, and St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in conjunction with the 2016 National Conferences of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), and Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL).

CMS National Conferences routinely attract over 500 faculty, administrators, graduate students, independent scholars, composers, publishers, and music business personnel who share a common interest and dedication to the improvement of music and its relationship to the other academic disciplines of higher education.

The conference program presents higher education’s broadest array of topics dealing with music. Academic citizenship, administration, music business and industry, careers in music, community engagement, composition, cultural inclusion, ethnomusicology, higher education, mentoring, music education, music in general studies, music technology, music theory, musicology, performance, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are explored in a variety of formats, including open discussions. Through papers, performances, lecture-recitals, lightning talks, panels, posters, and workshop sessions, CMS conferences provide the opportunity to consider the philosophy and practice of music as an integral part of higher education. Through formal sessions, open forums, and dialogue with colleagues from around the world, these meetings provide the opportunity to share insights and perspectives on teaching, to hear new and unusual musics, to experience regional musics, to discuss American musical life and culture, and to consider future directions for the art of music.

Proposal Notification

The deadline for submitting proposals for program participation passed on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Additional proposals may not be submitted at this time. As stated in all calls for participation, proposers may expect to be notified of their statusno later than April 1, 2016. All submitters will recieve notification by email. Those invited to present on the program will also receive a hard copy invitation via U.S. Mail.


For questions related to this program, contact:
Brenda Romero, 2016 Program Chair
Email: Brenda.Romero@Colorado.edu