General Information



Please check the bulletin board adjacent to the registration desk for schedule changes, room changes, information on lost & found items, or other announcements related to the conference.

Pending available space, this board may also be used by conference attendees to post announcements (e.g. job postings or announcements related to the profession). No commercial or promotional materials will be allowed. Check with conference registration staff before making any postings.


CMS will provide a table near the registration area for distribution of the following:

  • Conference session handouts
  • Advertisements (e.g. flyers or brochures) for events related to music in higher education
  • Materials from CMS Committees

Those wishing to place items on the common table must first check in with CMS registration staff for approval. Unapproved items will be removed.

Materials are limited to 25 copies but may be replenished as they are distributed. This is a shared table thus, in the interest of fairness to all, “fanning” of materials or elaborate displays are not allowed.

The following may NOT be placed on this table:

  • Job postings
  • Commercial / Promotional materials (e.g. product samples, invitations, giveaways, etc...)

The conference hotel offers complimentary standard wireless Internet access in guest rooms to CMS attendees who are guests of the hotel. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available in the Foyer space outside of the Regency Ballroom.

Please note: Due to the exorbitant cost, Internet connections are NOT automatically provided in presentation rooms. If Internet is vital to the success of your presentation, please communicate with Peter Park of the CMS Executive Office no later than Thursday, September 7. Presenters may be asked to pay a fee for Internet.

Note: If one’s sole purpose in connecting to the Internet is to show a YouTube video as part of a presentation, it is possible (and recommended) to download the video to a laptop in advance. One may also insert a video clip into a PowerPoint presentation, negating the necessity for an Internet connection. Online tutorials and free software to download YouTube videos to your computer are available online.

1. El Día de los Muertos
The annual celebration of the Day of the Dead brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day event for the city of San Antonio. This year’s celebration coincides with our conference, Saturday and Sunday, October 28th and 29th. There are a variety of activities, including lively processions, traditional dress, altar building, live music, live poetry, and more!

Find more information about events, schedules for art shows and free live music here.

2. San Antonio’s Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park spotlights four of our Spanish colonial missions. Along with the Alamo, these missions have collectively been designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas. Click here for further information.

3. Paseo del Rio (Riverwalk)
San Antonio’s most popular destination, The Riverwalk features dining, museums, nightlife, and lush landscapes, deep in the heart of Texas!

4. Historic San Antonio
San Antonio offers visitors a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of early Spanish colonial life in the Southwest. As the first civilian settlement in Texas, San Antonio de Béxar was founded in 1718. And today, many of these early architectural and cultural elements remain, allowing you to see into the city’s storied past. Whether you take a guided tour or explore on your own, you’ll enjoy learning about San Antonio’s historical significance.

5. San Antonio – The Saga video/art projection
See the San Fernando Cathedral like never before during this 24-minute show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today. This one-of-a-kind experience will captivate you with its beauty and historical content. Free and open to the public, you can see this incredible projection on Main plaza Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm.

6. King William Historic District
This 25-block area off St. Mary's and Cesar Chavez streets and on the San Antonio River retains the charm of a late 19th-century neighborhood established by prominent German merchants. The King Willilam Association offers free walking tour brochures online. The Steves Homestead is one of the finest Victorian house museums in the Southwest, while the Villa Finale Museum is the only Texas property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

7. Pearl Brewery
An operating brewery from 1883 to 2001, this site is now a culinary and shopping hub nestled on the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk. You can enjoy the year-round Farmers Market or hunt for one-of-a-kind goods in the Pearl's eclectic array of shops.  

8. Eat!
San Antonio’s culinary palette derives from the influence of European and Mexican traditions of generations ago. New arrivals who settled here introduced us to fragrant spices, cooking styles reflecting both heritage and innovation, and foods of exotic lands. Click here for the official San Antonio Restaurant Guide or click here for a list of restaurants on The Riverwalk.