NCCO8 National Conference

November 7–9, 2019, College Park, Maryland

Hosted by the University of Maryland

Featured Artists

NCCO8 features two artists of national and international renown.

Prof. María Guinand
Director, Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
University Simón Bolívar, retired (Caracas, Venezuela)

Dr. Damien Sneed
Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco Music Director, Composer in Residence, and Cover Conductor
Performing Artist

Featured Performances

The University of Maryland Chamber Singers
Edward Maclary
, director
Stravinsky Les Noces, Schoenberg Friede auf Erden, Brahms Op. 104, and a world premiere by Dale Trumbore.

The Aeolians of Oakwood University
Jason Max Ferdinand
, director

The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis
Damien Sneed, conductor
with a performing ensemble made up of student musicians from area colleges and universities.

Conference Registration

Please log-in to your account before proceeding and be sure that your membership is up-to-date. Once you are logged in, click here to register.

2019 Registration Rates:

  • Early Bird Registration: $225 (through August 31)
    • Regular Registration: $250 (September 1–October 23)
    • At-the-Conference Registration: $275 (after October 23)
  • Student Registration: $75
  • Guest Registration: $175
  • Retired Registration $225

Be sure to also reserve your room at our conference hotel: The Hotel at UMD.

Student Opportunities

NCCO8 will feature two fellowship programs for student musicians:

Application portals for both programs are now open, with completed applications due by September 15. Results will be announced by September 30.

Selected Presenters

The following ensembles, conductors, and scholars have been selected to present at NCCO8.

Calls for Participation

See below the various areas where members can participate in NCCO8. Calls were accepted until May 1, 2019, and announced June 15, 2019.