Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to The College Music Society’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Established in 1970, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter is the oldest in the Society. Over 850 members are included in the chapter, whose boundaries encompass Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia.

Our annual Regional Conference includes paper presentations, lecture-recitals, CMS composers’ concerts, student papers and compositions, a keynote speaker, and an annual business meeting. Attending the conference in the Mid-Atlantic chapter is easily reached and affordable, and allows an opportunity to visit and learn with colleagues.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is extremely proud to support several collegiate student chapters in our region. The mission of the student chapter is to examine issues relating to the contemporary professional lives of student musicians and future educators. I hope that you will consider starting a student chapter at your home institution! Please contact me directly for more information.


Christopher Swanson
President, CMS Mid-Atlantic Chapter