2017 Southern Regional Conference

38th Southern Regional Conference
February 23-25, 2017
Austin Peay State University ◊ Clarksville, Tennessee


The 2017 Regional Conference for the CMS Southern Chapter will take place on the campus of Austin-Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. The campus is about an hour’s drive from the Nashville International Airport (BNA); airlines do not fly into the Clarksville Regional Airport. Attendees may wish to take advantage of shuttle service from Clarksville to and from the airport, available at http://www.myshuttlelimo.com/, or ridesharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

**A few shuttle bus trips may be arranged between the conference location and BNA at times that are convenient for a group of arriving or departing attendees. If you are interested in such an arrangement, please email your basic flight information to Kristian Klefstad (Kristian.klefstad@belmont.edu) and you will be contacted about any scheduled shuttle pick-up and drop-off times at BNA. Please do not forward your complete flight information, only your airline and arrival/departure times and contact information.

A block of rooms is reserved at a special rate for conference attendees at the Riverview Inn (50 College St., 37040). Indicate that you are with The College Music Society to reserve a room (one king or two twins) for $89/night, plus taxes. These accommodations include free Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet. Visit http://theriverviewinn.com/ for more information.

The Riverview Inn is about 7 blocks from the Music and Mass Communications Building, where all conference activities will take place. Free shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the Music and Mass Communications Building for the duration of the conference.

Other nearby hotels may be found at http://www.apsu.edu/student-life/lodging-and-dining, all are close to campus. A map of campus may be found at http://www.apsu.edu/sites/apsu.edu/files/map/2016-campusmap-GENERAL3.pdf.

Steven DemorestDr. Steven M. Demorest is a professor of music education at Northwestern University where he codirects the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Communication & Learning and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral music methods, music cognition, research methods, and philosophy. His research interests include the cognitive, neurological, and social foundations of inaccurate singing, the cultural neuroscience of music, and choral musicianship. Dr. Demorest's recent publications include Choral Music Methods and Materials (2nd Edition) with Barbara Brinson and chapters in Diana Deutsch’s The Psychology of Music (3rd Edition), Neurosciences and Music V: Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation, and the Oxford Handbook of Music Education. His work has been published in scholarly journals from the cognitive neuroscience, music cognition and music education fields. His research on singing development with Peter Pfordresher was featured in The Atlantic, Science World Report and the Chicago Tribune. He serves on the editorial boards of Music Perception, Empirical Musicology Review, Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music, and is the incoming editor for the International Journal of Research on Choral Singing. He is a member of the executive committee for the Society for Research in Music Education.

The CMS Composer-Performer Exchange allows an easy collaboration between composers and performers involved in CMS conferences.



Questions regarding this conference may be directed to:
Kristian I. Klefstad, 2017 CMS-SO Program Chair