Conference Registration

Registration Policy

All persons who derive professional benefit from attending a CMS conference (1) must hold current membership in CMS and (2) are required to register. This includes anyone whose name appears in the program: all accompanists, composers, panelists, and presenters. Likewise, any presenter who connects to the conference as by electronic means (e.g., Skype) must hold current membership and register for the event. Co-authors of research papers must register for, and attend, the conference for their name to be listed in the program.

Performers on concerts of works by CMS composers are not required to be members or pay registration fees unless these persons plan to attend conference sessions in addition to the one in which they are presenting or performing. In this case, they are expected to pay the registration fee accordingly.

At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the membership and registration fee requirements specific individuals, such as invited speakers or guest panelists who are non-music professionals. It is the responsibility of the individual who submitted the proposal to, upon acceptance, make conference planners aware of all non-music professionals involved in their presentation and to request such an exemption.

Registration Timeline

Online registration is now closed. It is still possible to attend the conference; however, attendees must register in-person at the conference registration desk.


The conference registration fee allows admission to all CMS and ATMI sessions.

On-Site Registration
Non-Member: $400
CMS / ATMI Member: $315
CMS / ATMI Retired Member: $235
CMS / ATMI Student Member: $215

Cancellation Policy

Conference registration can be cancelled only in writing to CMS ().

  1. Conference registrations cancelled on or before 12:00 noon MDT on September 21, 2017 will be entitled to a full refund less a $50 handling & processing charge. Registrations cancelled after 12:01 p.m. MDT on September 21, 2017 will not be entitled to a refund. Refunds for pre-conference workshops are subject to the terms and conditions as stated on the registration form for each individual workshop.
  2. All refunds will be issued within one month of the event’s conclusion.
  3. Registrations are non-transferable.

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