2017: Scripps College

SCSM Annual Meeting | February 9-11, 2017 | Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Conference Program (final)

SCSM 2017 Final Program

Conference Lodging Information

Lodging is at a premium in Claremont, so early booking is advised. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis at the following (which are a 10 minute walk from Scripps College):

Recommended Hotels:
Motel 6 Claremont CA $74 | S Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont CA 1-866-599-6674
Claremont Lodge $89 | S Indian Hill Blvd Claremont CA 1-866-599-6674

Other Hotels:
DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont $199 | W Foothill Blvd, Claremont CA
Super 8 – Upland $63| W 7th St, Upland CA

Other Housing Options
Airbnb has options for rooms, and apartments (that can be shared). Please make your own arrangement via their website. You can find other options via hotels.comexpedia.com, or your favorite site.

The nearest airport is LA/Ontario International Airport and there are several hotels near the airport and a short cab/Uber ride from campus. See more travel information on the Scripps College Website.

Keynote Announcement:

Dr. Craig H. Russell, who will speak on the following topic that relates intimately to the location of Scripps College (our host for this year’s conference) in southern California:

“Friar Juan Bautista Sancho—Tracing the Origins of California’s First Composer and the Early Mission Style“

Go to full Keynote Announcement


The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music seeks proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, which will take place February 9-11, 2017 at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

Individual papers, panels, and lecture recitals on any topic related to music and the study of Christianity are welcome. Individual papers are 25 minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.

Go to Call for Papers announcement