Sixty-Seventh National Conference (2024)

The College Music Society will hold its 67th National Conference at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., November 7–9, 2024, in conjunction with the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI), the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), and Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL). CMS National Conferences routinely attract over 350 faculty, administrators, graduate students, independent scholars, composers, publishers, and music business personnel who share a common interest and dedication to the improvement of music and its relationship to the other academic disciplines of higher education.

The conference program presents higher education's broadest array of topics surrounding the philosophy and practice of music as an integral part of higher education. Through research papers, demonstrations, performances, lecture-recitals, panels, posters, and workshops, CMS conferences provide the opportunity to share insights and perspectives on teaching, to experience new and regional musics, and to consider future directions for the art of music.



The 2024 CMS Program Committee is pleased to announce the theme of the 2024 CMS National Conference: "Advancing Democracy: Empowering Action Through Music." Calls for Program Participation are linked on the lefthand sidebar of this page. The deadline for submissions is January 3, 2024.



For questions related to this program, contact 2024 CMS National Conference Program Chair Rachel Roberts.


For questions regarding conference logistics, please contact CMS Conference Planner Charlie Chadwell.


For questions regarding sponsorship or exhibiting, please contact

Hannah Pearson, CMS Director of Operations

[email protected]

Event Summary

Event Date 11-07-2024
Event End Date 11-09-2024
Location Washington Hilton