The Columbia Music Scholarship Conference is an annual, graduate-student run event that brings together scholars, writers, performers, and thinkers from across the music discipline for a day-long conference. Speakers have included faculty and graduate students from other universities, along with invited guests and panelists, including performers, artists, public writers, arts administrators, and others. Each year, a theme is selected by graduate student organizers, who solicit paper (and performance) proposals. CMSC prioritizes cutting-edge music scholarship, with past themes including "Public Musicologies," "Music in/as Motion"  "Remixes, Revisions, and Reworkings," "Music: Order and Disorder" and "Operatic Feminisms."