2018 South Central Regional Conference

2018 South Central Regional Conference (33rd)
March 15-17, 2018
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Department of Music — Durant, Oklahoma

   Conference Schedule


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 for their name to be listed in the program.

Performers on concerts of works by CMS composers are not required to be members or pay registration fees unless these persons plan to attend conference sessions in addition to the one in which they are presenting or performing. In this case, they are expected to pay the registration fee accordingly.

At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the membership and registration fee requirements specific individuals, such as invited speakers or guest panelists who are non-music professionals. It is the responsibility of the individual who submitted the proposal to, upon acceptance, make conference planners aware of all non-music professionals involved in their presentation and to request such an exemption.


  • noon Mountain Time on Friday, December 15: Registration Deadline: All presenters, performers, panelists, collaborative pianists, & composers whose works will be performed on the program must register to confirm their participation.

  • Thursday, February 22: Mail-in Registrations must be postmarked by this date.

  • noon Mountain Time on Thursday, February 22: Online registration closes. Participants must register on site after this date.


The conference registration fee allows admission to all conference sessions. CMS members should log into the website prior to registering to obtain the member rate.

Early Bird Discount (receive a $10 discount when you register by noon Mountain Time on January 31):
Non-Member: $80
CMS Member: $40
CMS Student Member: $20
CMS Retired Member: $30

Advance Registration (fees apply through noon Mountain Time on Thursday, February 22):
Non-Member: $90
CMS Member: $50
CMS Student Member: $30
CMS Retired Member: $40

On-Site Registration (fees apply after 12:01 pm Mountain Time on Thursday, February 22):
Non-Member: $100
CMS Member: $60
CMS Student Member: $40
CMS Retired Member: $50


noon Mountain Time on Thursday, February 22: Cancellations received before noon Mountain Time will be entitled to a full refund, less a $10 handling & processing charge. Registrations cancelled after 12:01 p.m. Mountain Time will not be entitled to a refund. Registrations are non-transferable.

Keynote Address: Music for All: Is that Really our Goal?
Michael Raiber

Michael RaiberDr. Michael Raiber is a Professor of Music and holds the Busey Chair in Music Education at Oklahoma City University. For the sixteen years previous to this appointment in 2013, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. His public school teaching experience includes thirteen years at schools in Missouri and Oklahoma. Mike is native Oklahoman. He attended high school in the Tulsa area and then earned both a BME and MME from the University of Tulsa. He completed his Ph.D. in music education at the University of Oklahoma. Music teacher education is his passion. His greatest desire is to help prepare quality music educators who will inspire the next generation of music learners. In addition to his teaching, Mike also serves as the Director of Teacher Support and Conductor of Orquestra Esperanza for El Sistema Oklahoma, an instrumental music education and social impact program serving over 200 under resourced students in Northwest Oklahoma City Public Schools.

As an active researcher and author, Mike has recently co-authored (2014) a new text titled The Journey from Music Student to Teacher: A Professional Approach. This book has been widely adopted for use in introduction to music education courses across the country. He has also made a recent contribution to the Oxford Handbook on Music Teacher Education.

Mike serves as the Southwestern Division President for the National Association for Music Education. His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, and the Society for Music Teacher Education.


Questions regarding this conference may be directed to:
Nico Schuler, 2018 CMS-SC Program Chair
[email protected]