2019 Great Plains Conference (38th)

38th CMS Great Plains Conference
March 2-3, 2019
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA

   Conference Schedule

Registration Policy

All persons who derive professional benefit from attending a CMS conference (1) must hold current membership in CMS and (2) are required to register. This includes anyone whose name appears in the program: all accompanists, composers, panelists, and presenters. Likewise, any presenter who connects to the conference as by electronic means (e.g., Skype) must hold current membership and register for the event. Co-authors of research papers must register for, and attend, the conference for their name to be listed in the program.

Performers on concerts of works by CMS composers are not required to be members or pay registration fees unless these persons plan to attend conference sessions in addition to the one in which they are presenting or performing. In this case, they are expected to pay the registration fee accordingly.

At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the membership and registration fee requirements specific individuals, such as invited speakers or guest panelists who are non-music professionals. It is the responsibility of the individual who submitted the proposal to, upon acceptance, make conference planners aware of all non-music professionals involved in their presentation and to request such an exemption.


Registration Timeline

December 13, 2018: Registration Deadline for All Presenters & Composers (12 noon Mountain Time)

February 7, 2019: Online registration closes (12 noon Mountain Time) * Participants must register on site after this (a late fee will apply)

February 7, 2019:  Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less $15 service fee)


On-Site Registration

CMS Member: $65.00
CMS Retired Member: $55.00
CMS Student Member: $45.00
Non-Member: $135.00

Cancellation Policy

Conference registration can be cancelled only in writing to CMS ().

  1. Conference registrations cancelled on or before 12:00 noon Mountain Time on February 7, 2019 will be entitled to a full refund less a $15 handling & processing charge. Registrations cancelled after this deadline will not be entitled to a refund.
  2. All refunds will be issued within one month of receipt of the cancellation notice.
  3. Registrations are non-transferable.
  4. Leaving the conference early, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of the event. 

Select the 'Individual' registration button upper left to register.

1200 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
$134 per night (one king bed)

350 1st Ave. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
$124 per night (one king bed)

Hampton Inn
3265 6th Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
$87 per night (one king bed)

Event Summary

Event Date 03-02-2019
Event End Date 03-07-2019
Registration Start Date 11-08-2018
Cut off date 02-07-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price $125.00
Location Coe College
Registration is closed.