2017 South Central Regional Conference

2017 South Central Regional Conference (32nd)
March 30 – April 1, 2017
Henderson State University ◊ Arkadelphia, Arkansas


Registration Policy
All persons who derive professional benefit from attending a CMS conference (1) must hold current membership in CMS and (2) are required to register. This includes anyone whose name appears in the program: all accompanists, composers, panelists, and presenters. Likewise, any presenter who connects to the conference as by electronic means (e.g., Skype) must hold current membership and register for the event. Co-authors of research papers must register for and attend the conference in order for their name to be listed in the program.

The following are exempted from the membership and registration requirement: (1) guest presenters invited by the program committee (e.g., plenary speakers, workshop leaders), (2) panelists or co-presenters who are non-music professionals (e.g., brain specialists, librarians, university president), and (3) performers on concerts of works by CMS composers. If, however, these individuals wish to attend sessions in addition to the one in which they are presenting or performing, they will be asked to pay the registration fee accordingly. It is the responsibility of the individual who submitted the proposal to make conference planners aware of all non-music professionals involved in their presentation.

Registration Deadlines
Please note the following timeline for conference registration (all deadlines are Mountain Time):

  • Wednesday, January 18: All presenters, performers, panelists, accompanists, & composers whose works will be performed on the program must register by 12 noon MDT.
  • Tuesday, February 28: Late fee applies from 12:01 pm MST onward.
  • Thursday, March 16: Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less $20 service fee).
  • Thursday, March 16: Mail-in Registrations must be postmarked by this date.
  • Wednesday, March 22: Online registration closes at 12:00 pm MST. Participants must register on site after this date.

The conference registration fee allows admission to all conference sessions.

Registration (fees apply through 12 noon MDT on March 28):
$100 Non-Member
$ 50 CMS Member
$ 25 CMS Student Member
$ 35 CMS Retired Member

Late Registration (a $10 late fee applies after 12:01 pm MDT on March 28):
$110 Non-Member
$ 60 CMS Member
$ 35 CMS Student Member
$ 45 CMS Retired Member

Cancellation Policy
Conference registration can be cancelled only in writing to CMS ([email protected]).

  1. Conference registrations cancelled on or before 12:00 noon MST on March 16, 2017 will be entitled to a full refund less a $20 handling & processing charge. Registrations cancelled after 12:01 p.m. MDT on March 16, 2017 will not be entitled to a refund.
  2. All refunds will be issued within one month of the event’s conclusion.
  3. Registrations are non-transferable.


The conference planning committee does not recommend staying at either of the two hotels within walking distance of HSU due to cleanliness issues.

Caddo Valley is a short drive from the Henderson campus and has several chain hotels that should be comfortable and inexpensive. Rates listed are for the cheapest available rooms and do not include tax.

If you have further questions about lodging, please contact Dr. Jamie Lipton at [email protected]

America’s Best Value Inn
141 Valley St, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $55
Friday – $55
Saturday – $55

Quality Inn (formerly Best Western)
136 Valley St, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $73
Friday – $78
Saturday – $78

Comfort Inn
100 Crystal Palace, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $75
Friday – $79
Saturday – $79

Days Inn
137 Valley St, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $40
Friday – $40
Saturday – $40

Econo Lodge
150 Valley St, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $55
Friday – $55
Saturday – $55

Hampton Inn
108 Malvern Rd, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $104
Friday – $99
Saturday – $99

Holiday Inn Express
7 Frost Rd, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $108
Friday – $108
Saturday – $108

Motel 6
106 Crystal Palace, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $45
Friday – $45
Saturday – $48

Super 8
118 Valley St, Caddo Valley
Thursday – $53
Friday – $53
Saturday – $58


Questions regarding this conference may be directed to:
Phillip Schroeder, 2017 CMS-SC Program Chair
[email protected]