Reverie of Solitude and a presentation in Wichita!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve had two items selected for the College Music Society central conference this coming March! My Reverie of Solitude for stereo fixed media, and a presentation on The Mess of Music Composition (which I first gave at the Aspen Composers Conference a few years ago) will be on the program in Wichita. Notification follows:

Dear Kyle Vanderburg,

The CMS Program Committee would like to thank you for submitting your proposal, “The Mess of Music Composition” in response to the CMS 2023 Central Conference – Call for Oral & Poster Presentations. I am very pleased to let you know that your work has been selected for presentation on the program.

It is our policy that all composers, presenters, co-presenters, panelists, and collaborative pianists must hold current membership in CMS and must register for the event no later than Thursday, February 9, 2023. The registration form is available on the conference websiteAs only the primary submitter receives this message, please share this link with any collaborators involved in your presentation and make sure they are aware of this policy.

If a co-presenter or panelist is from a profession other than music (e.g., lawyer, librarian, medical professional), they may be exempted from the membership and registration requirements; however, it is your responsibility to communicate with us right away regarding such participants so that we may verify their exemption. Performers of works by CMS composers are not required to register unless they plan to attend conference sessions in addition to the concert in which they are performing. In this case, they are expected to pay the full registration fee accordingly.

Please look for further correspondence regarding the date and time of your presentation. Please recall that according to the rules of the Call, you have agreed to present on any day of the conference. We regret that we cannot entertain requests for specific dates or times.

I congratulate you on your acceptance and look forward to your participation!


Hannah Christine Weaver

Chair, Program Committee

2023 CMS Central Conference

Decorative element
Kyle Vanderburg