2021 CMS International Conference

The College Music Society (CMS) is pleased to announce its next International Conference in Colombia. The conference will take place from Janurary 6–12, 2022, with activities in Bogotá and Medellín. The program will include scholarly discourse, live performances, the presentation of new music by CMS composers, interaction with Colombian scholars and performers, and guided sightseeing and cultural opportunities.

CMS International Conferences include cultural experiences and sightseeing opportunities which are meant to deepen participants’ understanding of the conference locale.



Our program will begin in Bogotá, a bustling metropolis of over 7 million people. Bogotá is Colombia’s epicenter of business, politics, and entertainment. At an altitude of 8,612 ft. above the sea level, it is also the world’s fourth highest capital city. Bogotá is the gateway to Colombia due to its strategic geographic location in the heart of the country, and its international airport is an important gateway for trade in Latin America. Filled with museums, cathedrals, historic monuments, restaurants, bars, and beautiful parks, the city has something to offer almost any visitor. 



The conference will continue in Medellín, also known as the "City of Eternal Spring" because of its temperate climate. Medellín is a popular tourist destination with diverse cultural offerings, a vibrant restaurant scene, and an abundance of public art (city-planning regulations require that public art be part of any new construction). Despite social challenges and its notorious past, Medellín is has worked hard over the past 25 years to shed its former reputation as “the most dangerous city in the world” and has transformed itself into a safe destination that is now one of the most progressive cities in Latin America. In 2012, Medellín was recognized as “the world’s most innovative city” and won the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize for its creative approaches to education and public transportation which have resulted in increased opportunity for its citizens. 

Please direct questions regarding this conference to:
Andrés Gómez Bravo, Program Chair
2021 CMS International Conference


Event Summary

Event Date 01-06-2022
Event End Date 01-12-2022
Cut off date 10-21-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price $1,499.00
Location Bogotá & Medellín, Colombia