New England Conservatory hosts the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association, which runs from March 6 to 8. The conference centers on the theme of "Crossing Over" and features the many different kinds of music we now perform, influenced by jazz, world, ethnic, techno, pop, fusion—it runs the gamut.
Or register by mail, send form and payment to:
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115-5018
Pricing for walk-in attendees
Day Pass (includes presentations): $55, $10 for high school teachers with i.d., free for all high school and local college students with i.d.
All evening concerts are free and open to the public.
Three-day conference registration price for college students is $50.
Hotel Group Rates
The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
CBDNA rate: from $179 to $239 per night
with reservation made by 6 January 2014
after which rate increases by $20 per night
reservations must be made by 23 January 2014
The Midtown Hotel
220 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
CBDNA rate: $99, use block code NECCON
with reservation made by 13 February 2014
The various events of the conference are open to registered participants, as well as by day pass, which can be purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.
Thursday, March 6
Friday, March 7
8:45am Conference welcome
9:00am What Makes It Ethnic?
11:00am O Pioneers!
1:15pm Sounds Spontaneous
3:00pm Concert with Gotham Wind Symphony
6:30pm What Hath George Wrought?
7:30pm Concert with Hartt School and The College of New Jersey wind ensembles
Saturday, March 8
9:00am Sounds As Written
10:45am Blow, Gabriel, Blow
noon Lunch and CBDNA meeting
4:00pm Large Ensemble Improvisation
7:30pm Concert with Temple University and West Chester University wind ensembles
10:30pm Forum: Sharing final thoughts
Are you an NEC faculty member or student who is giving a school concert? Submit your artist and repertoire information now!
NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.