Since the middle of the last century, college wind conductors have been gathering together every other year to share new ideas, research, programs, composers, and, of course, music. Collaborations are born, friendships are re-kindled, and everyone leaves better for having shared the time together. As president of CBDNA, is it my privilege, with the help of many others, to plan our conference in 2015. It is also my privilege to invite you to attend. We have a world-class city, university, concert hall, and hotel, along with world-class ensembles all awaiting you in Nashville in 2015. Please plan to join us for the entire week. Our host Tom Verrier has worked tirelessly to ensure we will have an event that will be remembered for years to come. This is one conference you will not want to miss. See you in Nashville!
-Steve Peterson, CBDNA President
We at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music are excited to host the 2015 CBDNA National Conference. With concerts in the renowned Schermerhorn Symphony Center, as well as our own Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts, and a great conference hotel, The Loews Vanderbilt, we are confident that conference attendees, presenters, and performers will all be afforded a first-rate experience. On behalf of my Vanderbilt colleagues Dwayne Sagen, Erin Perez, and Gavin Smith, and Dean Mark Wait of the Blair School, we welcome you to Nashville!
– Thomas Verrier, Conference Host