News from The College Music Society


• The Music Vacancy ListVolume 48, No. 5D - 23 December 2020

A new and improved MVL is online now!

The Music Vacancy List will soon migrate to a new interactive and individualized platform. Features for CMS members will include customizable job alerts (by email or text), CV upload, complete job descriptions and links to employers' sites, extended institution profiles, and more.

• This Month at CMS - January, 2021
• New Issue Now Available! College Music Symposium 60.2

routledge     New Publications from CMS Series Cultural Expressions in Music

• Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts
by Franco Sciannameo
Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The African Drum as Symbol in Early America
by Christopher Johnson
Musicians' Migratory Patterns: American-Mexican Border Lands
by Mauricio Rodríguez


Announcing the CMS-SALA Health Plan.

• Available at all membership levels;
• Affordable—average of 60% savings over current healthcare costs;
• Preventive care covered at 100% level.

More information on this important member benefit can be found here.

If you missed the live webinar, view the video below to learn if the CMS-SALA Health Plan works for you, your family, and/or employees.

sala webinar



Sixty-Fourth National Conference (2021)

    • Sixty-Fourth National Conference (2021)
    Hyatt Regency Rochester & Riverside Convention Center
    Rochester, New York    October 7-9, 2021


International Conference of The College Music Society   •  International Conference of The College Music Society
   Bogotá & Medellín, Colombia
   June 24–30, 2021



• 2021 Regional Chapter Virtual Conferences
    Dates Varied

    Registration is now open


Teaching Music in the Age of COVID-19: A Collaborative Effort by CMS
Across the country, COVID-19 has halted music teaching within higher education as we think of it. Music faculty are being charged with moving instruction into the digital space, often without ample resources or previous training, and at a staggering pace. In an effort to respond to the challenges of the moment, the College Music Society has created a repository of open-access resources that aims to gather best practices and innovative solutions for some of the most perplexing problems .......
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Coping with Alternative Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic
• Coping with Alternative Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic—a Focus on Ensembles
• Administrative Leadership During an Unprecedented Time of Uncertainty and Change
• Re-imagining Music Industry Education during the Age of COVID-19
A National Conversation on Music Education in Higher Ed: At the Crossroads of Real Change?
• When the Show Must Go On: Resilience and Renewal in an Uncertain Time#MeToo and Music Education: A Psychological Perspective
Tuning the Mind and Body of Musicians
Healthy Progress in a Pandemic?


• February 12, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) - Cracking the Code-Using the Alexander Technique to access musical expression and good health

Musicians' Health
Committee on Musicians' Health

To You and Your Students' Good Health: Q & A Column

Q: "My student seems to be distraught: Without violating HIPAA guidelines, what can I do to help?"
Answered by Ralph Manchester, MD; Professor in the Department of Medicine in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, Vice Provost and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Read Dr. Manchester's Response