Welcome to the Southern Chapter

mortyakova juliaWelcome to the home page of the Southern Chapter of The College Music Society! The Southern Chapter of CMS is rich and vibrant, with a deep and honored history (much of which in chronicled via a link on the left-hand column of this page). Our annual conferences include presentations and performances from across the spectrum of music in the academy, and are attended by faculty, students, and music professionals from all disciplines and from all areas of the country.

Our calls for participation are issued at the beginning of each academic year. We encourage you to submit proposals for paper presentations, lecture-recitals, composers’ concerts, performers’ concerts, and poster sessions. We also encourage members who are not presenting to attend the conference to learn from colleagues, to strengthen connections, and to develop new friendships. As an advocate for honoring and fostering students’ work, the Southern Chapter also sponsors annual student paper and student composition competitions. We encourage student members of the Southern Chapter to submit their work in these competitions. Our chapter also has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, as reflected in the programming of our presentations, performances, workshops, etc. at our regional conferences. We especially encourage presentation proposals that generate forums and dialogues that consider numerous perspectives.

It is an honor to serve as an executive officer for a group dedicated to the broad range of music disciplines in higher education. I am very excited about the future of this great group, and look forward to welcoming new members to the Southern Chapter. We just turned 40 years old, and we celebrated at the birthplace of the chapter at the University of Central Florida in 2019! We are excited to see what the next 40 years brings. If you are interested in learning more about our chapter, participating in our annual conference, or contributing to the leadership of the group by serving on our Executive Board, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

We look forward to seeing you at our next conference!

Julia Mortyakova
President, CMS Southern Chapter