The National Conferences of The College Music Society present 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.
The CMS National Conference routinely attracts over 450 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.
Through papers, concerts, lecture-recitals, 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.
The College Music Society will hold its Fifty-Fourth National Conference in Richmond, Virginia, October 20-23, 2011. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 2011 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) in the Omni Richmond.