Welcome to the Southwest Chapter

Lisa CrawfordI’d like to take a moment to personally invite you to join us for the work ahead in music teaching and learning at both the K-12 and Higher Education levels. College Music Society, with its long breadth of work in all musical areas is a wonderful place for collaborations which I do hope you will take advantage of!

Upcoming CMS events include:

Watch for updates about our CMS Southwest Chapter conference early 2024! We hope you will consider submitting your compositional work, a session you would like to present, or meeting you would like to hold.

The College Music Society will hold its 66th National Conference at the Miami Marriott Dadeland in Miami, Florida, October 26–28, 2023, in conjunction with the 2023 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI).

The College Music Society will hold its 67th National Conference at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., November 7–9, 2024, in conjunction with the 2022 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).

Established in 2008 as a merger between the Pacific Central and Pacific Southern Chapters, our chapter includes over 900 CMS members in American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, and Utah. Please communicate any questions you may have or ideas you are considering sharing with our membership. I look forward to getting to know you and together, building a wonderful community!

Lisa A. Crawford
President, College Music Society Southwest Chapter