MSVMA Conference Registration

Registration includes: Entrance to all sessions, music for your interest sessions* and select meals onsite**.

Early Bird Registration

1 Day Conference Pass | $85

2 Day Conference Pass | $170

1 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $170

2 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $210


1 Day Conference Pass | $110

2 Day Conference Pass | $220

1 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $205

2 Day Non-Member Conference Pass | $290

First Year Teacher | $100

Full-Time Student | $100

Emeriti/Retiree | $100

 *Music packets are only guaranteed for registrations prior to June 15

**Registration fees cover lunches on Wednesday and Thursday and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday night for the Teacher of the Year social hour.

Summer Conference fees are non-refundable.

Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience by presenting a session at Summer Conference.

Some suggested topics are:

  • Choral Literature/Reading Session

  • Vocal/Choral Pedagogy

  • Rehearsal Techniques

  • Warm-ups

  • Music Literacy/Sight Reading

  • Choral Program Growth/Recruitment

  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

If you have additional ideas for sessions related to vocal music instruction, please submit them.

To submit your session topic, please complete the Summer Conference 2024 Session Submission by April 29.

SCECH credits are available at Summer Conference

Payment of $30 may be made when registering for the Conference.

Payment by cash, check or credit card also will be accepted at the Conference.

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Murdock, Headliner

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Murdock is internationally known as a conductor and clinician. He currently serves as Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, and founding director of the Arkansas Center for Black Music at the University of Arkansas. He is the 2016 Connor Endowed Faculty Fellow in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science, and 2019 Most Outstanding Faculty at the University of Arkansas. He is the 2021 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year.

Dr. Murdock has conducted regional and state honor choirs, and headlined conferences in 26 states and 8 countries. With research interests including of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Choral Classroom, Music in Urban Schools, and Social Justice in Music Education, he has presented at state, regional and national conferences of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the International Society for Music Education (ISME), and the American Choral Directors Association, where he serves as president of the Southwestern Division, past-president of Arkansas ACDA, and serves on the national diversity subcommittee. Choirs under Dr. Murdock’s direction have performed at the Arkansas All-State Conference and the Southwestern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. In addition to being an accomplished conductor of western choral music, Dr. Murdock is also a skilled gospel musician and conductor. He has served on the conducting staff of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., has collaborated with numerous world-renowned Gospel recording artists.

Dr. Murdock holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, both from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Music Education from the University of Memphis.

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