2024 Scheduleat a glance

All events take place in The Westin. To register, click here.

For the first time, Chamber Music America’s conference spans four days. A limited number of four-day, all-inclusive passes are available. Three-day, two-day or single-day passes are also available; registration grants access to that entire day’s programming, from sessions to concerts to receptions. Register here.

This page will update regularly with additional details. All programming is subject to change.


Thursday, January 18

10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Registration open
12:00-5:00 PM | Listening Lounge open, playlist curated by American Composers Forum (ACF)
1:00-2:00 PM | Thursday Opening General Session ft. keynote speaker, presented with ACF
1:30-6:00 PM | Exhibits open
2:30-4:00 PM | Town Hall: Anatomy of a Commission, presented by ACF
4:30-5:30 PM | Composers’ Summit, facilitated by ACF
2:15-4:45 PM | CMA panel sessions
4:45-5:45 PM | CMA Conference Orientation
7:00-9:30 PM | Celebration Concert and Opening-Night Reception, sponsored in part by BMI


Friday, January 19

8:30 AM-6:00 PM | Registration open
10:00-11:15 AM | Friday Opening General Session ft. keynote speaker
11:30 AM-5:30 PM | Exhibits open
11:30 AM-5:30 PM | Listening Lounge open
11:30-12:45 PM | CMA panel session
11:30-1:00 PM | New Composition Workshop
1:00-3:00 PM | Building a National Network for Latino Classical Musicians
1:00-2:00 PM | Managers’ roundtable
3:30-4:30 PM | Sounds that Carry: Empowering Communities through Creative Placemaking
4:00-5:15 PM | CMA panel session: Grants focus
5:30-6:30 PM | Networking Happy Hour
7:00-9:30 PM | Ensemble Showcases

Saturday, January 20

8:30 AM-6:00 PM | Registration open
9:00-10:30 AM | Opening General Session ft. keynote speaker
11:00 AM-12:15 PM | CMA panel session
11:00 AM-1:30 PM | Ensemble Showcases
11:00 AM-12:15 PM | On Being Parent Artists
12:30-1:30PM | Ensemble Development Panel
12:30-1:30 PM | Educators’ roundtable

1:30-2:30 PM | Meet-and-Greet with Showcase Ensembles
1:30-3:00 PM | Centering Asian and Asian American Narratives
2:00-6:00 PM | Exhibits open
2:00-6:00 PM | Listening Lounge open
3:00-5:00 PM | Music Without the Patriarchy: Exploring Strategic Organizational Approaches to Gender Justice
4:00-5:00 PM | Presenters’ roundtable
7:00-9:30 PM | Cleveland Quartet Jubilee + Reception

Sunday, January 21

10:30 AM-1:30 PM | CMA Awards Brunch (ceremony, performances, and brunch)

Showcasing ensembles will be announced October 1.

While coffee, tea, and various snack options will be available during conference days, attendees are welcome to enjoy meals at their leisure. A list of nearby restaurants will be shared closer to January 2024.

For all inquiries, email conference@chambermusicamerica.org.


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