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.

Please register here for the conference.

Or register by mail, send form and payment to:
Charles Peltz
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115-5018

Download a PDF of the conference schedule.

Download a PDF of the registration form.

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
617-424-7000
1-800-962-3030
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
617-262-1000

1-800-343-1177
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

9:00am Dress Rehearsal with NEC wind ensembles
1:30pm Concert with UMass Amherst Symphony Band
3:30pm Masterclass with Michael Burritt
7:00pm Concert with NEC wind ensembles

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
2:00pm Tango!
4:00pm Large Ensemble Improvisation
7:30pm Concert with Temple University and West Chester University wind ensembles
10:30pm Forum: Sharing final thoughts

Date: March 6, 2014 - 8:45:AM
Price: Conference registration required, or admission by day pass purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.
Location: New England Conservatory campus and Northeastern University's Fenway Center


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.


IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON