About Professional Development

Recognizing the need for continual renewal of college, conservatory, and university music faculty, The College Music Society offers opportunities for the continuing education of its members. In addition to expanding knowledge in music, the Society seeks to offer significant opportunities for the development and enhancement of music instruction and to celebrate the importance of teaching.

Through its Committee on Professional Development, The College Music Society holds a variety of events on topics of interest to music faculty and students in higher education, as well as independent musicians and scholars. These may take the form of half- or full-day pre-conference events in conjunction with the annual CMS National Conference or may be multi-day summer institutes, workshops, or symposia. CMS also endorses several pre-established programs each year which contribute to the development of individuals or the profession as a whole.  

Click here for a Calendar of CMS Professional Development Opportunities

Proposal for Professional Development Events

Proposals for professional development events to be held in the spring or summer, or immediately prior to the CMS National Conference, are welcome. If you have an idea for a professional development event, please get in touch with CMS Director of Professional Activities, Peter Park, or the Chair of the CMS Committee on Professional Development.

Submissions for events to be held (a) in the spring/summer or (b) immediately prior to the CMS National Conference are accepted. Please review the following documents for further information:

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