We look forward to welcoming everyone to Utah State University, in the heart of scenic Cache Valley, for the conference. Logan in mid-summer is characterized by warm/hot dry days, but as soon as the sun goes down cool evenings prevail. Precipitation at this time of year is exceedingly rare. The campus is located at the mouth of Logan Canyon which leads to Bear Lake. Both offers spectacular natural scenery and recreation opportunities.
We have reserved 40 rooms at the University Inn (https://uicc.usu.edu) for the Sunday night before the conference through Thursday morning. A smaller of number of rooms are reserved for Thursday night for those participating in the optional Trip to Grand Teton National Park. Please mention NABMSA (or the British Music Conference) when booking your room to get the conference discount. Rooms cost between $84 and $94 a night. To access the reserved block of rooms you must call to make your reservation (800.231.5634). Unfortunately, reservations for these rooms cannot be made online.
In addition, we have reserved rooms in the USU Living and Learning Community (https://www.usu.edu/housing/single/llc), an air-conditioned dorm on campus. There is a bathroom for every two rooms, as well as a central social/Kitchenette space shared by 4 rooms. Please note: the cost for this accommodation is per room, and each room has a maximum occupancy of 2. If you wish to share a room, one person should reserve on the registration form noting their requested roommate. IMPORTANT: Room includes bed linens, but does not include a towel!
The conference banquet will be held on Tuesday night At Crumb Brothers Bakery (http://www.crumbbrothers.com) in Logan. Shuttle service will be available between the campus and the restaurant. The dinner will be a 3-course farm to table creation of local chef Barney Northrup. Beer and Wine will be available on a cash bar basis.
If you are vegetarian or vegan or have any food allergies please note this during registration in the “order notes” box. Please also note that while the chef can prepare gluten-free meals for those with allergies, he cannot guarantee that the restaurant, which is also a working bakery, is 100% gluten-free. If you have concerns about this, you are welcome to contact Chef Northrup at (435) 753-0875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference participants are invited to join an optional bus excursion the day after the conference to Jackson, WY and Grand Teton National Park. The bus will leave the University Inn around 7 AM, arriving in Jackson in mid/late morning where participants can enjoy the western ambience will enjoying lunch on their own. After lunch the bus will take participants into Grand Teton National Park, specifically Lake Jenny, where you may want to take the short hike to Inspiration Point, a boat across the lake, or just enjoy the looming majesty of the mountains. The bus will return to Logan in the later evening, making a brief stop along the way for a quick dinner. The cost of the excursion which includes transportation and entry into the park is $50 a person.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the Caine College of the Arts, and the Campbell Organ Festival, conference participants will be treated to two world-class concerts of British music.
Andrew Unsworth, Organist, Temple Square, Salt Lake City
Unsworth will present a concert of British Music from Tallis to Weir, playing the Holtkamp Organ located in the newly renovated Daines Concert Hall at USU.
American Festival Chorus with the Orchestra of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Craig Jessop, Conductor
This concert will feature a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s rarely heard Sancta Civitas as well as two psalm settings by Gustav Holst. Preceding the concert will be a preconcert talk by Dr. Byron Adams, Professor of Music, University of California at Riverside.