Jazz Showcase Band Auditions!

Greetings, Bay Section. Your Bay Section board is requesting submissions to be the featured Jazz Showcase Band at the 2020 CMEA Bay Section Winter Conference in San Jose. Applicants must have received a Unanimous Superior rating at a Bay Section jazz festival, or all 1's at another jazz festival during the 2018-2019 academic year. Please follow this link to submit your audition application:


The selected ensemble will receive up to $800 to secure a guest artist to perform with the group, if you choose. 

Audition applications must be received by Friday, May 1, 2019. The selected ensemble will be notified by May 31, 2019 via email.


Only current CMEA Bay Section directors are eligible to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Davis: mrtroydavis@me.com





Bay Section Winter Conference 

 January 11 & 12, 2019

San Jose State University



2018 Conference Program

The Bay Section Winter Conference is a two-day professional development seminar for music educators and college students. Conference presenters offer sessions in the following pedagogical areas: Adjudication, Band, Choir, General Music, Higher Education, Jazz, Multicultural Music, and Technology.

In addition, the following honor groups, comprised of students from throughout Bay Section perform at the conference:

Middle School Choir

Middle School Concert Band

Middle School Orchestra

2019 Conference Registration Form


Winter Conference Hotel

The conference rate is $139. You must reserve your room by Wednesday, December 12, 2019 to receive this discounted rate. 

All rooms are on a first come, first served.

Dear Bay Section Music Educators, there are still a few rooms at the San Jose Marriott available for $139 a night. The deadline is the end of business TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 12, 201


Instructions - if you would like to register for the Winter Conference, please fill out the form, above, print it out, and send it in with your payment, to the address listed on the form.

Electronic option - fill out the form on the right, submit it, pay using Paypal (see link at right).

Registration fees will be returned through PayPal if the application is not received within 1 week of payment.

To view past award recipients, click on Bay Section Awards.

2016 Conference Awards Winners



If you have ideas or would like to submit proposals for future conference sessions, please follow this link to let us know about it!