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19 January 2020

This Month at CMS

News of the Profession

-Azusa Pacific University -  How to Advance your Music Career... read more 
-Colorado College -  Applications Now Open for the Colorado College Summer Music Festival... read more 
-Connect for Education -  Interactive music titles for your classes... read more 
-Foundation for Modern Music -  Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers... read more 
-LaGrange Symphony Orchestra -  Young Artists Competition for Strings... read more 
-Longy School of Music -  Master the Art of Teaching: Choose your Coast... read more 
-Oklahoma City University -  Woodwind Quintet Assistantships Available... read more 
-Oklahoma City University -  Announcing the MM Degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance... read more 
-Rebecca Penneys Pianos Festival -  Announcing 2020 RPPF & RPPF-Mini... read more 
-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -  Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute... read more 
-Toronto Summer Music -  Apply to the TSM Academy!... read more 
-University of California Press -  Subscription Savings on UC Press's Music Subject Collection... read more 
-University of California–Santa Barbara -  Study Horn at UC–Santa Barbara!... read more 
-University of Maryland -  Graduate Fellowship String Quartet Open for Fall 2020... read more 
-University of North Texas -  University of North Texas Graduate Woodwind Quintet – Apply Now... read more 

October 22-24, 2020

Submission Deadline: Noon MST, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Call for Papers, Posters, & Demonstrations
• Call for Lecture-Recitals & Performances
• Call for Scores with Composer-Provided Performer
• Call for Interactive Presentations
• Call for Special Session: Campfire Discussions



the CMS-SALA Health Plan

As we near the end of the year, that time when many of our members select their healthcare for 2020, we wanted to remind you that CMS now provides a healthcare option for CMS member—the CMS-SALA Health Plan. The CMS-SALA Health Plan is a proven insurance alternative for members to consider for their healthcare. The program has several components to choose from to customize to their needs. When all components are brought together, the result is a comprehensive and affordable healthcare solution. Program components include the following:

• Choose an Apex Preventative Care Plan that best fits your needs, family, and budget (2 Choices)

Add-on a Sedera membership for medical cost sharing to be used for accidents, illness,and unforeseen medical needs. (5 IUAs to choose from)

Take advantage of Teladoc telemedicine for additional savings and convenience

Enjoy the comfort of 2nd.MD to ensure you and your family receive the most up-to-date medical treatment available

If you are considering the  CMS-SALA Health Plan for a January 1st start, you will need to complete your enrollment by December 18.



Registration is open for GenNext at the NAMM SHOW!

GenNext is a collaboration between The NAMM Foundation and The College Music Society that brings college music students and faculty to The NAMM Show for exclusive programming with access to career and professional development opportunities.

Roomful of Pianos

NAMM invites pianists from across the country to join the third annual Roomful of Pianos, featuring spectacular multiple piano music on Jan. 17 & 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. In the evening, perform magnificent arrangements of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody with dozens of fellow pianists; during the day, attend the country’s preeminent music instrument showcase, The NAMM Show, with a free all-access badge. For details and registration information visit


Musicians' Health Initiatives

Webinar: January 10, 2020: Tune In To Your Self With Therapeutic Stretching And Restorative Breathwork, presented by Jacqueline Herbein

Article: To You and Your Students’ Good Health: Q & A Column—The Musicians’ Health Committee, comprised of medical professionals and music faculty, all strong advocates for musicians’ health, is happy to bring you a Q & A column for this month's CMS Newsletter.  If you like this idea, please send us your musicians’ health-related questions which we will direct to our committee members, or other professionals with whom we have contact, to be answered in future newsletters.



ChapterBoundaries2020 CMS Regional Conferences
Register Online!

41st Southern Conference
February 28-March 1, 2020
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

41st Northeast Conference
March 7–8, 2020
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

35th South Central Conference
March 12–14, 2020
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas

49th Mid-Atlantic Conference
March 13-14, 2020
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina

7th Pacific Southwest Conference
March 13-15, 2020
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

39th Great Plains Conference
March 20-21, 2020
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

33rd Pacific Northwest Conference
March 27-28, 2020
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Washington

38th Great Lakes Conference
April 3-4, 2020
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

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