Call for Submissions to Perform or Present

Dear Colleagues,

Planning is now underway for the 2024 Western/Northwestern CBDNA Divisional Conference to be held during March 27 – 30, 2024 at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. We are excited to convene for the first time in Las Vegas, a dynamic city offering an international airport, a multitude of restaurants, many options for ground transportation, and terrific conference lodging at the newly remodeled Sahara Hotel Las Vegas.

This call is designed to invite members of our CBDNA community to present scholarly sessions. We encourage presentations and/or performances reflecting innovative approaches to music-making inspired by the challenges and trends of recent times. As an 82-year-old organization, CBDNA has every right to reflect on its long history of accomplishments, but we are focused on a forward-thinking, increasingly global outlook.

The deadline for submissions for presentations has been extended to September 30, 2023.

We hope to create an event that will bring us together in the spirit of collegiality, camaraderie, and musicianship. Please consider joining us by submitting a proposal—this is your opportunity to be creative and share with our community something that is meaningful to you.

Please click here to submit application materials.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either of us.


Paul Cummings
President, CBDNA Western Division
Cal Poly Humboldt

James Smart
President, CBDNA Northwest Division
University of Montana