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CMS Supports Those Working in All Disciplines of Music


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Directory of Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities


September 21-24, 2022 • Long Beach, California

2022 CMS National Conference


Our Mission

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

Music Vacancy List FAQs

Does CMS offer a list of employment opportunities for musicians?
Yes. CMS has been publishing its Music Vacancy List since the fall of 1973. It is available to CMS members 24/7 and is updated daily.

How do I post a job opening online?
Follow this link to post your position on the CMS secure server.

Do I have to be a member of CMS or log into the CMS website to post a job opening?
You do not need to be a member of CMS.

Can I combine more than one job opening in a listing?
CMS requires a separate listing for each position the employer is looking to fill.

Is there a limit on length to a job posting?

Is there a MVL advertising policy statement?
Please follow this link to read MVL advertising policy.

How long does a job listing remain in the MVL searchable online database?
This is determined by the employer listing the position. There are 30, 60, or 90 day packages avaliable.

Does CMS offer an agency discount for MVL listings posted by ad agencies?

Does CMS offer other CMS career development activities?
Yes. The CMS Career Development Initiative offers a wide array of opportunities to hone essential career skills. Many opportunities are offered at conferences and resources are available online.