CFAMC National Conference 2018

Malone University, November 1-3, 2018

Conference Information

There will be a modest registration fee of $35 per composer. No registration fee for spouses. Register at this site:

We have obtained a conference rate at the Comfort Inn of $75 per night double or single, $80 with a mini-fridge. Hotel contact info:

Comfort Inn
5345 Broadmoor Circle, NW
Canton, OH 44709
(330) 492-1331
(330) 492-9093

Those of you who were here in 2015 will remember that Canton has what I call a “hotel village,” a cluster of national chains side-by-side 4 miles from campus, making carpooling to and from campus quite easy. The address for all of these hotels is Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton. In addition, there is a new Hilton Place on Whipple Avenue that is a stone’s throw of the other aforementioned hotels.

For those who might prefer a Bed & Breakfast, I highly recommend: Hambleton House Bed & Breakfast, 2716 Market Avenue N., 330-430-4500, Website:

The closest airport is Akron-Canton (CAK), 4 miles from the hotels and 8 miles from campus. You might also want to consider flying into Cleveland (CLE) and renting a car there. CLE is about 50 miles away. (Personally, I recommend flying into CAK to avoid the Cleveland traffic, the longer TSA lines at CLE, and the hour drive. But for those of you near major hubs, you might find direct flights to CLE.) Another option that seems to work for some of our California composers is flying to Columbus, Ohio (CMH I think). Columbus is 2 hours from Canton.

The Malone campus is just off of I-77. In these days of Google Maps, smart phones, and GPS units, I will dispense with driving directions, but feel free to contact me if you have questions.

The Department of Music is housed in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Arts, 2600 Cleveland Ave NW. Registration and most events will be in this building. Our building faces Cleveland Avenue with driveways on both the north and south side of the building. (Google maps incorrectly shows 2600 in the interior of campus, but our building is the large, most westerly building, facing Cleveland Ave.) The Johnson Center is between a large US Post Office and the Canton Christian Home, just south of the exit ramp off US 62 onto Cleveland Ave. We have ample, free parking right behind our building. No parking permits are needed.

LINK TO CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (updated in real time as adjustments are made)

May the Lord’s blessing be on each one of you and may His presence move in our conference for His Glory,

Jesse Ayers
Conference Host

Past National Conferences

  • 2017 Oct. 5 – 7: Fresno Pacific University
  • 2016 Oct. 6 – 8: Mississippi College and Belhaven University (Reviews)
  • 2015 Oct. 8 – 10: Malone University
  • 2014 Oct. 9 – 11: Biola University
  • 2013 Oct. 25 – 26: Houghton College
  • 2012 Mar. 1 – 2: Mississippi College
  • 2010 Oct. 15 – 16: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • 2008 Oct. 10 – 11: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • 2006 Sep. 29 – Oct. 1: Northwestern College
  • 2004 Sep. 17 – 19: Duke University
  • 2002 Feb. 22 – 23: Butler University
  • 2000 Jun. 21 – 25: Georgia Institute Technology
  • 1999 Sep. 24 – 25: Warner Pacific College
  • 1998 Jul 10 – 11: Houghton College
  • 1997 Sep. 19 – 20: Bowling Green State University
  • 1996 Sep. 27 – 28: Houghton College
  • 1995 Sep. 29 – 30: Houghton College