NCCO8 National Conference
November 7-9, 2019, College Park, Maryland
Hosted by the University of Maryland
NCCO’s officers hope to make NCCO8 more environmentally (and financially!) friendly than ever. Registrants receiveat check-in a “slim schedule” on paper and their name badge, but all the details about each event are only found in our PDF program booklet.
Download resources here or point your cell phone to ncco-usa.org/8
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
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.
NCCO8 registration is available on site only. Registrants may register on site Thursday or Friday, November 7 or 8.
2019 Registration Rates:
- At-the-Conference Registration: $275 (after October 25)
- Early Bird Registration: $225 (ended August 31)
- Regular Registration: $250 (ended October 25)
- Student Registration: $75
- Guest Registration: $175
- Retired Registration $225
Be sure to also reserve your room at our conference hotel: The Hotel at UMD. Update: The NCCO discount block is sold out.
NCCO8 features two fellowship programs for student musicians:
- Conductor Fellowship Program (for graduate students), sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions
- Composer Fellowship Program (for undergraduate and graduate students), sponsored by the NCCO Choral Series & ECS Publishing Group.
Check here to learn about the 2019 fellows for the Conductor Fellowship and the Composer Fellowship. Application portals for both programs were due by September 15, 2019, and results announced September 30.
The following ensembles, conductors, and scholars have been selected to present at NCCO8.
- Choral Performance
- Interest Sessions
- PANEL: "Building Your Program: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention"
- PANEL: "Considering Culture in Programming and Performance"
- Poster Sessions
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.