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16 February 2020

This Month at CMS

News of the Profession

-Aaron P. Dworkin -  Newest Book Available on Arts Entrepreneurship!... read more 
-Art of the Piano -  An Inspiring, Free Festival for Young Pianists... read more 
-Chautauqua Institution -  Chautauqua Instrumental Program :: 2020 Auditions... read more 
-Chautauqua Institution -  David Effron Conducting Fellowship at Chautauqua... read more 
-Fourth USF-Performing Arts Medicine Conference -  Keynotes by Allen Lockwood, MD, Daniel Hall-Flavin, MD,MS, Mayo Clinic & Oxford Univesity; Marijeanne Lierbach, PhD, Harkness Center, NYU; and Madeline Bruser:”The Arts of Practicing,” NYC. Abstract deadline December 31, 2019... read more 
-G. Henle Verlag -  Perahia Masterclass by G. Henle Verlag... read more 
-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -  Music at Rensselaer, Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2020... read more 
-Tianjin Juilliard -  Tianjin Juilliard launches Full-tuition Fellowship Program... read more 
-University of California Santa Barbara -  Graduate Strings Program: Apply by January 10, 2020... read more 
-University of Nevada, Reno -  Doctor of Musical Arts Degree Now Accepting Applications!... read more 
-Virginia Waring International Piano Competition -  VWIPC 2021 Senior Competition... read more 


The Emancipation of Music in Higher Education

At some point during the black power movement, my parents decided that our family would observe the first day of the new year as Emancipation Day, the day on which President Lincoln issued his Proclamation in 1863. Over the past year in this column, I have addressed the need for our field to undergo emancipations of all sorts, including that from gender disparity, racial bias, and homophobia and extending to the release from transphobia, ableism, and preoccupation with status and prestige. Music in higher education continues to evolve or distance itself from its blind spots, prejudices, and sedimented notions of who is a musician or who gets to be a music major or serve as a member of our faculties. There are hope-filled signs that for many, these issues are front and center in their consciousness and are inspiring activism in the field.



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



CMS welcomes new component editors of College Music Symposium who begin their terms on January 1:

• Richard Strasser, Music Business-Industry Editor
• Stan Pelkey, Forums Editor
Richard Masters, Audio Review Editor

We also thank our departing editors for their years of service to Symposium:

• VJ Manzo, Music Business-Industry Editor
• Sandra Yang, Forums Editor
• Damon Sink, Audio Review Editor


the CMS-SALA Health Plan—
now with a dental plan!

A dental option is now available with 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. 

Consider the  CMS-SALA Health Plan for your healthcare needs.



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

35th Rocky Mountain Conference
March 27-28, 2020
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming

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

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