SEAMUS 2020 National Conference Registration Form

Those registering for SEAMUS 2020 at the University of Virginia will notice two significant changes. First, this year’s Annual Conference will forgo the traditional banquet and instead hold an Awards Reception that will be open to all conference attendees without additional cost. This decision was made by UVA hosts, with approval from the SEAMUS Board, based on feedback from our membership as well as banquet attendance information. In recent years, only about one third of conference attendees have taken part in the banquet, and yet this is where awards and other acknowledgements critical to SEAMUS are conferred, and in general represents the most basic space where ideals, goals, and the identity of the organization are expressed. This change of format may or may not be carried forward to future conferences, and the feedback you provide based on this year’s reception will be invaluable in informing what happens in the future.   

In an effort to be inclusive of the entire SEAMUS community, on Friday night we will facilitate dining for groups large and small at an outstanding collection of local restaurants, keyed to a range of budgets, palates, and dietary preferences. Meanwhile, bottomless coffee and tea throughout the conference, and a tasty Awards Reception has been folded into the cost of registration. In addition to being more inclusive, we hope that this Awards Reception will offer many of the community benefits found at the banquet in previous years.

Second, this year the SEAMUS Board is piloting a new program, setting aside funds to provide limited reimbursement to offset the cost of attending the conference. Additionally, SEAMUS is soliciting tax-deductible donations from members who are able to contribute to augment the travel support provided by the SEAMUS Board. To this end, you will notice that the registration form now includes an optional field that seeks information about the level of financial support you would ideally receive to offset the cost of attending the conference. This information is self-reported on a scale from 1 to 10 where 10 represents the greatest need and 1 represents the least need. 

At check-out, you will find an opportunity to add a tax-deductible donation to your registration fee to support this cause. If you’d like to give an amount different from the choices available on the form, please contact Adam Vidiksis at


All conference registrations must be completed online. Payment is completed at the bottom of this form, referred by Submittable to your choice of credit card or PayPal.

Until 11:59 PM PST February 18 SEAMUS members and students receive an early registration discount:
Professional Member Presenter/Attendee ($180)

Student Member Presenter/Attendee ($80)

Non-SEAMUS Member Professional Attendee ($210)
Performer* ($0)

From February 19 forward registration fees are:
Professional Presenter/Attendee ($220)
Student Presenter/Attendee ($100)
Non-SEAMUS Member Professional Attendee ($250)
Performer* ($0)

*Only performers who are not also presenting their own compositions may register under the "performer" option, otherwise they need to register under one of the aforesaid categories.

Fees are not refundable.