Scholars, musicians, and educators convene regularly under the aegis of the CBMR. The Center's conferences encourage and facilitate scholarly thought, documentation, and discussion in all areas of black music. The conferences include paper presentations, performances, exhibits, and other special activities, and they often focus on the musical styles, genres, and musicians found in the locales surrounding the meeting sites. CBMR has hosted conferences in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, St. Louis, and Trinidad and Tobago.
For information on past conferences, including programs and abstracts, click here.