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Contemporary Creators Festival & Spotlight Concerts

For questions, please contact: 

Stephanie Riley, Conference Chair at

Tom Westmoreland, Assistant Conference Chair at 

Apply for Special Events at This Year’s Conference: This year’s applications for various special events are now available at the links below. 


Contemporary Creators Festival - Our 2nd annual festival will happen this year on Thursday, March 21 from 9am-2:30pm. We welcome all ensembles that are participating in contemporary music making and student composers who are engaged in songwriting, electronic or traditional composition to join us for We m this year’s festival! All students will get a workshop with an outstanding clinician, ensembles have the opportunity to perform at a Concert Hour or Spotlight Concert, and our student composers will receive feedback from an expert “in-the-field” educator/composer. If you have questions about the festival, contact Tom Westmoreland, Assistant Conference Chair & DEIA Chairperson at 


Friday Concert Hours & Spotlight Concerts - This year we will host 2 Spotlight Concerts (formerly Casual Concerts) during our Coffee Break and Lunch Break and a Concert Hour on Friday afternoon. We welcome all ensembles interested in sharing their music with conference attendees to apply for these opportunities at the links below. If you have any questions about our Friday Concert Hour or Spotlight Concerts, contact Stephanie Riley, Conference Chair, at 


Receptions - If your organization or school would like to host a reception at this year’s conference on Thursday evening, please complete the form linked below. Please note that there is a limited number of spaces available for receptions, so we will honor those requests on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about receptions, contact Stephanie Riley, Conference Chair at 


Stephanie Riley, MMEA Conference Chair

Tom Westmoreland, MMEA Assistant Conference Chair

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