2019 Conference Overview


The College Music Society will hold its Sixty-Second National Conference October 24–26, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the 2019 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI).

CMS National Conferences routinely attract over 450 faculty, administrators, graduate students, independent scholars, composers, publishers, and music business personnel who share a common interest and dedication to the improvement of music and its relationship to the other academic disciplines of higher education.

The conference program presents higher education's broadest array of topics dealing with music. Academic citizenship, administration, music business and industry, careers in music, community engagement, composition, cultural inclusion, ethnomusicology, higher education, mentoring, music education, music in general studies, music technology, music theory, musicology, performance, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are explored in a variety of formats, including open discussions. Through papers, performances, lecture-recitals, lightning talks, panels, posters, and workshop sessions, CMS conferences provide the opportunity to consider the philosophy and practice of music as an integral part of higher education. Through formal sessions, open forums, and dialogue with colleagues from around the world, these meetings provide the opportunity to share insights and perspectives on teaching, to hear 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.


All proposers and co-presenters were notified by email on March 25, 2019, regarding the status of their submissions.

Provided conference organizers had a correct mailing address on file, those selected to present on the program should have also received a hard copy invitation via U.S. Mail.

If you submitted a proposal but did not receive a notification, please check your "Junk Mail", "Bulk Mail", or any other folder where messages may have been directed away from your regular Inbox by a service that filters spam. If you are not able to locate your notification message after taking this step, please contact the CMS Executive Office.


For questions related to this program, contact:
Jennifer Snodgrass, 2019 Program Chair