Welcome to the Great Plains Chapter

Welcome to the homepage for the CMS Great Plains Chapter. Established in 1981, the Great Plains Chapter includes over 500 members from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and southern South Dakota.

As a member of the Great Plains Regional Chapter you have access to the various forums and dialogs, the Music Vacancy List, and other services provided by CMS. I invite you to explore the website and take advantage of the many opportunities from community outreach and engagement to professional activities and development.

Our annual Regional Conference is an excellent opportunity to present a paper, lecture recital, or composition, discuss current issues, and just connect with colleagues in the region and our guests from outside the region. I encourage all faculty and students to submit a proposal for consideration and to attend. The Great Plains Chapter offers two awards for student participation in the conference: the Chappell White Memorial Award for Best Student Composition for a composition; and the Paul Revitt Memorial Award for Best Student Paper for a presentation. We plan to post details of the conference, including a Call for Program Participation and Call for Scores, in the fall.

If you would like to participate more actively in the Great Plains Chapter, please contact me. Opportunities are available for you to serve as an officer, a committee member, a representative of a particular population (students, retired members), a newsletter editor, or in any other capacity that might interest you.

I look foward to seeing you at our next conference!

Amanda McCandless
President, CMS Great Plains Chapter