2016 Pacific Southwest Conference Overview


CMS Regional Conferences are held each spring in nine locations across North America and rotate to various locations and types of institutions throughout each regional chapter. Through a variety of formats, these programs provide the opportunity to consider the philosophy and practice of music as an integral part of higher education. By virtue of their greater attention to the art of teaching and its disciplinary inclusiveness, CMS conferences differ from those of discipline-specific organizations. CMS Regional Conferences allow participants to share insights and perspectives on teaching, to feature new and unusual musics, to experience regional musics, to discuss American musical life and culture, and to consider future directions for the art of music. Regional Conferences are open for participation and attendance by all CMS members, regardless of chapter affiliation.


DEADLINES (all times are 12:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time)
Conference presenter registration: December 15, 2015
Regular registration: February 4, 2016 ($15.00 late fee applies following)
Online registration: February 25, 2016 (registration available onsite)

Online registration for this event is now closed. It is still possible to attend the conference, but registration must take place at the conference (late fee applies). Credit cards, checks, and cash will be accepted for on-site registration.

Regular member: $55.00 (+ $15 late fee)
Student member: $35.00 (+ $15 late fee)
Retired member: $35.00 (+ $15 late fee)
Non-member: $75.00 (+ $15 late fee)


Questions regarding this conference should be directed to
Michael W. Millar, 2016 Program Chair