2019 Great Lakes Conference (37th)

37th Great Lakes Conference
April 5-6, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

   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)

March 14, 2019: Online registration closes (12 noon Mountain Time) * Participants must register on site after this (a late fee will apply)

March 14, 2019:  Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less $15 service fee)


On-Site Registration

CMS Member: $65.00
CMS Retired Member: $50.00
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 March 14, 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.


Hampton Inn & Suites Menomonie
2017 Stout St; 715-231-3030
20 rooms
Deadline for Guest Room Reservations: March 7, 2019

Super8 by Wyndham Menomonie
1622 N Broadway St; 715-232-8889
20 rooms
Deadline for Guest Room Reservations: March 5, 2019

Directions & Ground Transportation

The nearest airports are the (MSP) Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (1 hour, 15 min.) and the (EAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (45 min.). There is a commercial shuttle service available for each airport. Major car rental companies are also available at each airport. Please note that while attending the Summit, all activities on campus are within walking distance but the only hotel that is within walking distance of campus is Cobblestone Inn & Suites. The others are not generally considered within walking distance (approximately 2 miles for most).

From Minneapolis/St Paul Airport (MSP):

Groome Transportation shuttle service can be reached at (715) 830-9400. More information and reservations can be made online here.

You will need to book a local taxi service for transportation from the shuttle drop off location (Quality Inn Menomonie) to get to the hotels listed above or to UW-Stout.

From Eau Claire, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU):

Visit the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport for car rental, taxi, TNC (transportation network carrier), or bus options.

Menomonie Taxi Services:
Town and Country Taxi: (715) 309-9619
231 Taxi: (715) 231-8294

NOTE: Lyft and Uber may be available from the airports to Menomonie, but they are not guaranteed from Menomonie to the airports.

    Maps and Directions

Event Summary

Event Date 04-05-2019
Event End Date 04-06-2019
Registration Start Date 11-06-2018
Cut off date 03-14-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price $125.00
Location University of Wisconsin - Stout
We are no longer accepting online registration for this event. Please register on site.