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22 September 2018

This Month at CMS

News of the Profession

-Foundation for Modern Music - Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers...Read More
-International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) - 2019 Jazz Composers' Symposium returns with Spectacular Line-Up!...Read More
-Ithaca College - 40th Annual Choral Composition Contest...Read More
-Jens Wendelboe - Need Fresh Original Compositions / Arrangements for your students or ensembles?...Read More
-Kendor Music, Inc. - New Jazz from Kendor Music & Doug Beach Music...Read More
-University of Denver - Job Opening for Assistant Professor of Violin at Lamont School of Music...Read More


By the end of this month the new academic year will be in full swing. For some, it will be the opening of a new chapter: a first academic position, a job at a new institution, the start of graduate study, perhaps with a research or teaching assistantship, or the beginning of a college career. I myself am part of this group: Last month I began a new position as Director of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. If you are in one of these new situations you are likely asking yourself many questions. How do I construct my new reality? What contributions can my work make to my profession, my institution, and my career? Will I fit in? Will I succeed?...Read More


Election of Officers for 2019

The CMS election of officers for 2019 will take place online September 4-17, 2018. Ballots will be sent to members by email on September 4. Candidate biographies are available here. We look forward to your participation!



Vancouver2018 National Conference
October 11-13, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome from the Program Chair

Online Registration Deadline: September 6
for the following:

Conference Registration
• Pre-Conference Workshop: Embracing The Diversity Imperative
• Pre-Conference Workshop: Video & Gaming In Music Instruction
• Pre-Conference Workshop: Creating Interactive Content For The 21st Century Music Student


gen nextCMS-NAMM GenNext at the NAMM Show

Call for Presentations
Deadline: September 17

Event Details, Registration, and Housing 



CMS WebinarsUPCOMING CMS Webinars on Musicians' Health

• September 21, 2018: Sleep: The “Key” to Successful Music Making (& How Not Getting Enough Impacts Musicians)

• October 19, 2018: Hearing is Our Business: When a Musician Suffers a Career-Ending Hearing Injury

• November 16, 2018: Your Student, our Patient! Essential advice to music teachers on how to recognize pathology


summit2019 headerCMS/Carolina Summit 2.0
21st Century Music School Design

Early bird registration deadline: September 18, 2018

Carolina/College Music Society Summit 2.0 is a workshop and experiential game-based challenge on the future of music in higher education. It builds on the unprecedented success of a sold-out 2016 event, during which interdisciplinary teams designed innovative new undergraduate degrees.

This time, our focus is on VALUES and CHOICES, considering a different and immediately relevant question: How can music programs better emphasize 21st century priorities within existing courses and curricular structures? Multiple teams will collaborate to reimagine traditional offerings, and then pitch proposals during a friendly competition.



ChapterBoundariesREGIONAL CONFERENCE CALLS for Participation

Great Lakes: September 19 deadline
• Great Plains: September 20 deadline
• South Central: September 20 deadline
SouthernOctober 1 deadline
• Northeast: October 2 deadline 

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