Conservatory Festivals

The CMU Swinney Conservatory of Music holds several festivals on the Fayette campus throughout the year.

Band Day

CMU Band Day is an annual fall event designed to be an educational experience for students and directors. Schools may participate in any or all of the competitions including: Parade, Field, Indoor Color Guard, and Indoor Drum Line. CMU Band Day is a MSHSAA sanctioned event and schools will be classified according to MSHSAA Official School Enrollment Information. More Information...

Community College Choral Invitational

All community college singers are invited to participate in the CMU Community College Choral Invitational held on the Fayette campus. The festival is open to both choirs and individuals. The events of the day are customized to fit the interests of participants. More Information...

Invitational Piano and Vocal Solo Workshop

The Conservatory invites piano and vocal directors and students in grades 9-12 to campus for a solo workshop. This event is an enriching, educational experience for students  to learn and sing in a non-competitive environment and prepare for upcoming college auditions and other contests and competitions. More Information...

Music Festival

Music Fest is an annual spring event open to middle and high school students. Student can perform vocal or instrumental solo, small ensembles, or large ensembles. The CMU Music Festival is a MSHSAA sanctioned event. More Information...

Summer Music Camp

The CMU Summer Music Camp is held in July. The CMU Music Camp is for students in grades 6-12 for band and 8-12 for choir.

Invitational Woodwind Conference

The Invitational Woodwind Conference is held each February and offers students the opportunity to attend sessions with instruction from CMU woodwind faculty members. Directors will also have sessions with each of our clinicians. More Information..


For more information on any festival, contact Lynette Beeler at or 660-248-6317.