Special Features

 

Closing Plenary: We Are CMS
Saturday, October 28
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Regency West Ballroom

In this time of divisiveness and chaos, we are fortunate to have an exceptional community in which to share our perspectives, music, ideas, and camaraderie. Our CMS community, while valuing areas of specialization, also provides us an opportunity to come together as one body dedicated to the teaching, learning, and performance of music. During this closing session, we will celebrate not only who we are as an organization, but also the vibrant spirit of San Antonio, including a performance by the ballet folklorico from Texas State University.

Hyatt Regency East Ballroom 2

NEW THIS YEAR: So often we find that great conversations inspired by presentations must be cut short because of time constraints, thus we invite this year’s presenters and audience members to extend these dialogues in our discussion lounge. These conversations might happen immediately after a presentation, or could be arranged for another, more convenient, time. The room will be set with chairs and tables, and will be open during the following times:

Thursday, October 26
     10:00 am – noon
     1:30–5:00 p.m.

Friday, October 27
     9:00–11:00 a.m.
     1:30–5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28
     9:00–11:00 a.m.
     1:30–3:30 p.m.

Presenters interested in taking advantage of the discussion lounge are invited to set aside 20–30 minutes during the conference and should ask their presider to announce this planned time during their introduction. Space is not reserved and participation is completely voluntary.

Please Note: CMS President Keith Ward and Executive Director William Pelto will be available in the discussion lounge to interact with the membership on Thursday from 1:30–2:30 p.m., and on Friday from 1:30–2:30 p.m. They would love to have a chance to visit with you about the Society’s initiatives, service to the organization, or other leadership opportunities!

To explore ways in which musicians in higher education can interact with the cultural life of various communities, the 2017 Committee on Conference Engagement has organized opportunities for CMS members to share musical experiences with the San Antonio community during its National Conference.

Conference attendees are cordially invited to attend all engagement presentations except those noted as “Private Event.”

Click here to view the current schedule of 2017 conference engagement activity. This schedule
will be updated periodically as needed to reflect the most current information.

Two poster sessions have been programmed during the conference as follows:

Session I
Thursday, October 26
Regency Foyer
10:00 am–4:00 pm.: Posters will be displayed
3:00–4:00 pm.: Presenters will be on hand to interact with interested attendees regarding their work

Click Here for Poster Session I Abstracts


Session II
Friday, October 27
Regency Foyer
10:00 am–4:00 pm.: Posters will be displayed
3:00–4:00 pm.: Presenters will be on hand to interact with interested attendees regarding their work

Click Here for Poster Session II Abstracts

 

To encourage diverse programming and showcase the work of CMS member composers and performers, this year’s Program Committee issued two special calls. The first call invited composers to submit original works, while the second call invited members to perform a variety of music focusing on the San Antonio area or featuring works of composers for whom the year 2017 is significant. Responses to these calls resulted in the programming of the following three exciting concerts:


Concert I: Showcase of CMS Performers & Composers

Thursday, October 26
7:30 p.m.
Travis Park United Methodist Church
230 East Travis Street

Click here to view the program for this concert


Concert II: Showcase of CMS Performers & Composers

Friday, October 27
7:30 p.m.
Travis Park United Methodist Church
230 East Travis Street

Click here to view the program for this concert


Concert III: Showcase of CMS Performers & Composers

Saturday, October 28
1:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
Regency West Ballroom

Click here to view the program for this concert

This year’s program committee has established a unique venue to encourage lively, yet informal, discussion among attendees related to a variety of topics of interest to the profession. Several tables and chairs will be set up outside of the conference presentation space in the Hill Country Foyer (3rd floor), each labeled with a different topic. Topics include:

  • Music Business
  • Popular Music in Higher Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice
  • Ethics in Music Teaching
  • Life-long Music Learning
  • Music in General Studies
  • Community Engagement
  • Urban and Rural Music Programs
  • Musician’s Health
  • Technology in Music Teaching and Learning
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Musicians’ Identity
  • Music by and for Women
  • Future of Orchestras
  • Role of Adjuncts in Music Higher Education
  • Tenure, Academic Freedom, Post-Tenure Review
  • Issues of Diversity
  • and others...

All attendees are welcome to stop for as long as they wish throughout the conference at a table of their choice to either begin a conversation or join an ongoing discussion. The topics will rotate throughout the course of the conference.

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