Columbia College Chicago

Conferences

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.

Upcoming Conferences

Black Vocality II
Columbia College Chicago
Concert Hall, 1014 South Michigan Avenue

November 18–19, 2014

Past Conferences

  1. September 24–25, 2013. Black Vocality Symposium. Chicago, Illinois.
  2. September 24–25, 2010. Genius without Borders: Michael Jackson. Chicago, Illinois.
  3. June 19–20, 2009. CBMR Serial Conferences on Black Music Diaspora. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  4. March 7–8, 2009. Genius without Borders: Ray Charles. Chicago, Illinois.
  5. April 18–19, 2008. CBMR Serial Conferences on Black Music Diaspora. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  6. February 14–17, 2008. National Conference on Black Music Research. Chicago, Illinois.
  7. March 16–19, 2006. CBMR Conference on Black Music Research. Joint conference with the Society for American Music. Chicago, Illinois.
  8. May 23–27, 2001. CBMR Inter-American Conference on Black Music Research, with the Society for American Music. Trinidad and Tobago
  9. July 17–20, 1997. CBMR Inter-American Conference on Black Music Research. Chicago, Illinois.
  10. November 2–5, 1995. CBMR National Conference on Black Music Research. Joint Conference with the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory. New York, N.Y.
  11. September 30–October 3, 1993. CBMR National Conference on Black Music Research. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  12. October 10–13, 1991. CBMR National Conference on Black Music Research. Joint Conference with the College Music Society, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction and the Chicago Music Society of North America. Chicago, Illinois.
  13. October 15–18, 1989. CBMR National Conference on Black Music Research. Joint Conference with The College Music Society. St. Louis, Mo.
  14. October 15–18, 1987. CBMR National Conference on Black Music Research. Joint Conference with the American Musicological Society and The College Music Society. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  15. September 27, 1985. CBMR National Conference on Black Music Research. Washington D.C.
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