2023 CMS Northeast Regional Conference

2023 Northeast Conference (44th)
March 11-12, 2023
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT


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 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: $ 65.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 40.00
CMS Student Member: $ 30.00
Non-Member: $ 140.00

On-Site Registration
CMS Member: $ 75.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 50.00
CMS Student Member: $ 40.00
Non-Member: $ 150.00

  • 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:

Courtyard Marriot New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Ave
New Haven, CT 06511


CMS Rate:

$149 per night + taxes & fees for single or double occupancy
* Rate includes complimentary fitness center access and Wi-Fi


How to Reserve:

Book online via this link to receive the conference discount



Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Locations to eat in the Westville neighborhood (5 minutes from SCSU by car):

Bella’s Café (breakfast/brunch only)
896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

Cilantro Fresh Mexican Grill
1158 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room
883 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

Fin & Scale (sushi)
920 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

Pistachio Café
911 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515

RAWA Mediterranean Fusion
838 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515


Places to eat and around the Courtyard Marriott (the conference hotel):

Claire’s Corner Copia
1000 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510

Frank Pepe Pizzeria
157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511

Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant
1104 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510

Haven Hot Chicken
21 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510

Modern Apizza
874 State St, New Haven, CT 06511

Olmo Bagels
93 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510


Click here to view directions to Southern Connecticut State University, a campus map, and parking instructions.

Note: Free parking for the conference is available in Lot 5 and Lot 12 (see campus map).


Click here to view the conference schedule.

Event Summary

Event Date 03-11-2023
Event End Date 03-12-2023
Cut off date 02-16-2023 12:00 pm
Individual Price $140.00
Location Southern Connecticut State University

Registration is closed.