General Conference Information

Student Support
Student members of the Society may receive financial assistance for conference expenses. For details and an application (postmarked by December 20, 2005), read the information on the Student Travel Endowment, or contact Mariana Whitmer at sam[at]

SAM Brass Band
The SAM Brass Band will perform on Saturday, March 18 during the conference's pre-banquet reception. Performers (of any ability) are welcome. Bring your instrument and come to rehearsal on Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Craig Parker.

Shaped Note Singing
Those who wish to take part in Shaped Note singing are invited to bring their voices to the session on Thursday evening. No charge. Books and/or song sheets will be provided (but you're also welcome to bring your own Sacrted Harp volume).

The Exhibit Room is one of the liveliest spots at SAM conferences with both the exhibit and the Silent Auction in full swing. Books, recordings, and other materials can be exhibited in a variety of ways. A special table is reserved to display SAM and CBMR member's publications free of charge. Publishers, composers, or individuals who wish to exhibit should read the information for exhibitors, or contact Mariana Whitmer at sam[at]

Society for American Music Silent Auction
Too many books? Research material that you don’t need? Music that others would like to own? Please bring your donation to the SAM Silent Auction. Proceeds go directly to the Student Travel Endowment. Questions? Need help getting your donation to the conference? E-mail Dianna Eiland at or call 708.765.8660.




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Society for American Music
Stephen Foster Memorial
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
email: sam@