Conference Information

November 7-9, 2019

Columbus State University - Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State University

Make plans now to attend the 2019 GMTA State Conference
held on the beautiful campus of Columbus State University.

Advertise in the Conference Program or GMTA Newsletter Conference Exhibitor's Contract

Conference Highlights:

  • One pedagogy headliner session each day
  • Masterclasses for both strings and piano
  • Featured performers' recital will be half chamber music, half solo piano
  • GMTA Concerto competition winners' performances with the CSU orchestra
  • Live performance of commissioned composer, Terry Lowry
  • Free parking across from the Schwob School of Music
Katherine Fischer Dr. Julie Knerr Hague

Pedagogy Headliners:

Our pedagogy headliners will be Katherine Fischer and Dr. Julie Knerr Hague, authors of Piano Safari

Wendy Warner Henry Kramer

Performance Headliners:

Our performance headliners will be Wendy Warner, cello and Henry Kramer, piano.

Terry Lowry

Commissioned Composer:

The 2019 GMTA Commissioned Composer will be Terry Lowry.

For more information about our featured headliners, please see the Summer 2019 Newsletter (published June 2019).

Conference Schedule

Coming Soon!

GMTA Conference Lodging:

Hampton Inn & Suites

This year's conference lodging is located just 1.5 miles from the conference site:
Hamton Inn & Suites Phenix City-Columbus Area
620 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Phenix City, AL 36869

The GMTA group rate for rooms is $117, including a free hot breakfast. We have a nice mix of double queen rooms and deluxe single king rooms available in this non-smoking hotel. Amenities include a fitness center, business center, and an outdoor pool. Additional taxes: 15%, thankfully no added $5 GA room fee this year.

Make reservations through this direct link or by calling (334) 664-0776 and asking for the GMTA conference rate. Rates are guaranteed until October 6th.

Conference Location and Directions:

Directions to Columbus State University, Schwob School of Music

Campus Map

How to Register:

Registration will open in August.