2023 CMS Southern Regional Conference (44th)

2023 CMS Southern Regional Conference
February 23-25, 2023
Jacksonville University • Jacksonville, Florida

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CMS welcomes to its Regional Conferences all music professionals, including those (a) in academia (full-time and adjunct faculty, community college faculty, students, and retired faculty), (b) in the music industry, and (c) active as independent musicians and scholars. Those holding current CMS membership are entitled to receive a discount on registration fees. Attendees may belong to any CMS regional chapter. Those not holding CMS membership will be charged the non-member conference rate. 



All persons who derive professional benefit from presenting work during a CMS conference (1) must hold current membership in CMS and (2) are required to register for the full conference. This includes anyone whose name appears in the program: all collaborative pianists, performers*, composers, panelists, and presenters. Likewise, any presenter who connects to the conference by electronic means (e.g., Zoom/Skype) must hold current membership and register for the event. Co-authors of research papers and posters must register for and attend the conference as a condition of having their name listed in the program.

At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the membership and registration fee requirements specific individuals, such as invited guest speakers or panelists who are non-music professionals (e.g., lawyers, librarians, neurobiologists, etc.). However, it is the responsibility of the individual who submitted the proposal to, upon acceptance, request such an exemption for all non-music professionals involved in their presentation. 

* Performers of works by invited CMS composers are neither required to be members nor pay registration fees unless they are invited to the program via the Call for Participation or plan to attend conference sessions in addition to the concert in which they are performing. In this case, they are expected to pay the full registration fee accordingly.



Thursday, December 1, 2022       12 noon Mountain Time / 2 pm Eastern Time:

Registration Deadline for Conference Presenters & Composers 
* All presenters, panelists, collaborators, & composers whose works will be performed on the program must register before this deadline

Thursday, February 2, 2023         12 noon Mountain Time / 2 pm Eastern Time:

Online registration closes
   * Participants must register on site after this (a late fee will apply)

Thursday, February 2, 2023         Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less $15 processing fee)



Online Registration 
CMS Member: $ 60.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 35.00
CMS Student Member: $ 25.00
Non-Member: $ 110.00


On-Site Registration
CMS Member: $ 85.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 60.00
CMS Student Member: $ 50.00
Non-Member: $ 135.00

  • Members must log in to the CMS website prior to registering to obtain the member rate.



Click here to view the complete terms and conditions for registration, including the registration cancellation policy.




The conference hotel is:

Marriott Jacksonville Downtown
45 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


CMS Rate:

$159 per night + applicable taxes & fees for standard king or double room.


How to Reserve:

You may reserve your hotel room online by clicking here or you can call Marriott Reservations at (800) 535-4028 and identify yourself as part of the “Southern Chapter Annual Conference." A credit card is required at the time of reservation; however, it will not be charged until checkout.



Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Following this deadline, the hotel will release any unsold rooms.

Event Summary

Event Date 02-23-2023
Event End Date 02-25-2023
Cut off date 02-02-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $110.00
Location Jacksonville University

Registration is closed.