2023 CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference (40th)

2023 CMS Great Lakes Regional Conference (40th)
March 10–11, 2023
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Registration Information



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.



Friday, January 27, 2023            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 16, 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 16, 2023     Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less $15 processing fee)



Online Registration 
CMS Member: $ 60.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 40.00
CMS Student Member: $ 20.00
Non-Member: $ 135.00

On-Site Registration
CMS Member: $ 90.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 70.00
CMS Student Member: $ 50.00
Non-Member: $ 165.00

  • 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.


There is no official conference hotel for this event; however, attendees may wish to explore lodging at any of the following Bowling Green hotels:

Hampton Inn
142 Campbell Hill Road

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1544 East Wooster Street

Home 2 Suites
1630 East Wooster Street

Holiday Inn Express
2150 East Wooster Street

Best Western Falcon Plaza
1450 East Wooster Street

There are also several apartments and homes in Bowling Green that can be rented through Airbnb.


The CMS-Great Lakes Regional Conference venue is Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts, located in the Moore Musical Arts Center on BGSU Campus (see map). Registration is in the lobby in front of Kobacker Hall, right after the main building entrance. The conference sessions take place in Bryan Hall, the Choral Room and various classrooms (follow the signs from the lobby).

Convenient parking is available right in front of the Moore Musical Arts Center, in Lot C. Alternative parking is available in Lot N, near the Wolfe Center for the Arts and Jerome Library.

BGSU is located in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is a two-hour drive from Cleveland, about 75 minutes south of Detroit, and three hours north of Cincinnati. You can find driving directions here: https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/visit-bgsu/directions.html

Toledo Express Airport (TOL) is the closest airport to campus and is about a 45-minute drive. The closest major, international airport is located in Detroit (DTW). Public ground transportation to/from DTW and BGSU is limited, so ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are recommended. In addition, BG Airport Shuttle offers SUV ride service to and from DTW, TOL, and the Toledo Amtrak/Greyhound station (for rates, see http://bgairportshuttle.com/#).

The closest train station is located in Toledo, about 25 minutes away; it is served by trains from Chicago and New York (for connections, check the Amtrak website: https://www.amtrak.com/home.html. The Toledo Greyhound station is situated in the train station (https://www.greyhound.com/en). BGSU campus is served by Baron’s Bus Lines, connecting the university with Detroit, Columbus, and places further south (for connections and tickets, see https://baronsbus.com/bus-tickets/ or the Greyhound website). Locally, BG Transit is an affordable public transportation option (for fares and hours of operation, see: https://www.bgohio.org/227/BG-Transit---Public-Transportation).


Click here to view the conference schedule.

Event Summary

Event Date 03-10-2023
Event End Date 03-11-2023
Cut off date 02-16-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $135.00
Location Bowling Green State University

Registration is closed.