43rd Annual Conference

Montreal, Québec
22-26 March 2017
Hosted by McGill University

Conference Hotel Information

Marriott Chateau Champlain
1050 de la Gauchetiere West
Montreal Quebec H3B 4C9

(514) 878-9000
(800) 200-5909

Room Rates and Reservations

» Reserve now! (Early reserveration ends February 5. All reservations must be made by March 4, 2017)

Travel Information

Montreal city guide

NEW! The Canadian Border Services Agency has provided a letter that recognizes our event in Montreal. This letter is not required but we strongly encourage everyone traveling to the conference to carry it with them, along with their passport, for presentation when crossing the border.

» Airport Transportation

Conference Information

Register online now! (Printable form) Please note that we are requiring members to submit their membership number during registration. If you don't remember it, contact Mariana Whitmer in the SAM office .

Friday Excursions

Montreal Organ Crawl - $50.00 (Reservations required, limited space)

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History of Jazz in Montreal Walking Tour - $15.00 (Reservations required, limited space)

An entertaining walking tour through downtown Montreal that tells the story of jazz and its connection to the city from the 1920s until the foundation of the Festival International de Jazz in 1980. You’ll see what has become of former clubs such as Rockhead’s Paradise, the Rising Sun and Chez Parée, clubs that greeted well known and lesser-known jazz musicians from here and from afar.

The tour starts in front the old Windsor Station and ends at the Maison du festival on Ste. Catherine's Street. Enthusiastic guide, old photos and music recordings are all part of the tour!

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The tour will start and end at the Marriott. Please dress for the weather since the tour is mainly outdoors. This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Evening Concerts

Schulich in Concert: Canadian Music Concert

Concert in Honor of Vivian Perlis
Redpath Hall, McGill University

2017 Program Committee

Steve Swayne (Dartmouth College), chair
Christina Baade (McMaster University)
Glenda Goodman (University of Pennsylvania)
Paul Laird (University of Kansas)
Kip Lornell (George Washington University)
Tracy McMullen (Bowdoin College)

Conference Local Arrangements Committee

Lisa Barg (McGill University), chair
Sara Laimon
Laura Risk
Lloyd Whitesell