Events & Programs

Conferences & Symposia

Upcoming Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops Are Listed Below

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2020 Southwestern Division Conference

The 2020 CBDNA Southwestern Division conference will be held February 19-22, 2020 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. Norman is a central locale in our division and the OU campus area offers a variety of performance and meeting venues, hotels, and dining options. In addition, Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has direct flights from most metro areas throughout our division.

Our conference will again include an Intercollegiate Band, open to all students at any institution in the Southwestern Division of CBDNA. Gary Hill, Director of Bands Emeritus at Arizona State University, has agreed to serve as guest conductor and will also share a one-hour conducting symposium as one of our research sessions. The Intercollegiate Band will be rehearsing directly across the street from most of the conference sessions and there will be opportunities to observe rehearsals.

Additional information regarding our host hotel, registration, performances, research sessions, and schedule will be distributed via email as well as a website for the conference.

2020 Eastern Division Conference

February 21-22 2020; Philadelphia PA. Temple University; Dr. Patricia Cornett, host.  Two days with an overall focus on small programs, but something for everyone:  performances by Division groups (see below), Beth Peterson from U of Illinois leads the Intercollegiate Band, a session on the BeethovenOctet with Philadelphia Orchestra wind players and presentations covering many topics.  Most importantly – there are sessions which need your input.  Our goal of addressing small program challenges demands all our voices respond to those challenges.

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Hotel Roommate Resource:

Looking to save some money on housing for the CBDNA Eastern Conference? Feel free to use this resource to find a roommate and split the costs! Simply fill out the GoogleForm at the following link, and then check back to see other colleagues who are also searching for roommates. The summary of responses (link provided on the GoogleForm) will populate with the contact info of everyone who fills out a form – feel free to contact them directly and save some funds!

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The CBDNA Eastern Division now has a Facebook Group! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to interact with your colleagues, get updates about CBDNA events, and more! Simply go to Facebook and search for “CBDNA – Eastern Division” and request to join the group. You will be added within one business day (although it’s usually as quick as a few minutes!).


Performing groups:

Crane School of Music/Potsdam –  Brian Doyle
University of Connecticut – Vu Nguyen, conductor
University of Delaware –  Lauren Reynolds, conductor
Rowan University – Joseph Higgins, conductor
Temple University –  Patricia Cornette, conductor
Westchester University –  M. Gregory Martin, conductor
Intercollegiate Band – Beth Peterson, conductor

2020 Western/Northwestern Division Conference

The 2020 CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Conference will be held March 18-21, 2020 on the beautiful campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, with Dr. Gerard Morris serving as our host. The conference will again include an Intercollegiate Band. The group will rehearse and perform under the direction of Paula Crider, Professor Emerita, The University of Texas. 

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