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.

Gunther Schuller and David Amram have always seen and heard the musical world differently and have led the rest of us to hear it bigger and better. These two legends share  reminiscences as they made history and offer views of the present and future. Moderator Thomas Duffy leads them in this public interview.

Please register here for the conference.

Download a PDF of the conference schedule.

Pricing for walk-in attendees

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.

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.

Date: March 7, 2014 - 11:00:AM
Price: Conference registration required, or admission by day pass purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.
Location: Brown Hall

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