Special Events

Welcome Orientation for First Time Registrants
Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Pearl Room, 9th Floor
Get a head start on planning your CMA conference experience. At this orientation you’ll get an overview of what to expect during the next three days to help you navigate your way to a rewarding, informative, and engaging weekend.

Geysa Castro, Membership Manager, Chamber Music America
Susan Dadian, Program Director, CMA Classical/Contemporary, Chamber Music America


Conference Luncheon
Friday, January 17, 2020 | 12:00-12:45 PM | Broadway Ballroom, 3rd Floor | $45
Connect with colleagues and find out what’s new for CMA members.
Luncheon tickets may be purchased with Conference Registration.


Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, January 17, 2020 | 12:45-1:45 PM | Broadway Ballroom, 3rd Floor
All conference registrants are invited to attend CMA’s annual membership meeting. Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will give remarks at the meeting.


Opening Reception
Friday, January 17, 2020 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Broadway Ballroom, 3rd Floor
This event is open to all conference attendees. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Perfect Pitch Sessions
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM | Broadway Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Perfect Pitch Sessions offer young and emerging musicians the chance to practice their pitch in a series of short one-on-one conversations with leading managers and presenters. Learn firsthand how to refine your presentation to succeed in the industry decision-making processes that lead to artistic opportunities. Participants will give a 3-4 minute pitch and receive 4-5 minutes of feedback before moving along to the next industry expert. Initiate important long-term professional connections and receive invaluable insider insights—all in one hour or less.


Saturday Night Soirée
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Broadway Ballroom, 3rd Floor | $50
Join CMA for an evening of music and celebration at the fourth annual Saturday Night Soirée. Connect with colleagues from around the country, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and applaud as CMA presents its 2020 Visionary Award to Samora Pinderhughes. Music will be provided by Jonathan Michel: L’Ouverture. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

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