Program notes, in conjunction with supporting audio files, should convince the review committee that your proposal merits programming. Your program notes will also be published in the concert program and/or conference materials to describe the performance to attendees. Please write in clear and direct prose that informs and enlightens the reader. Avoid listing the full program again to avoid redundancy. Your program notes should offer insight into the selected repertoire and should be written in such a way that they will increase the audience's understanding and enjoyment of the music. You may consider addressing elements of structure, style, content, and/or historical relevance, or you may wish to highlight the significance of the program and/or the connection of the composer(s) to the conference destination. Due to available space, in-depth analysis should be avoided.
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.