Fifteenth Annual Meeting
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Friday and Saturday, March 24 –25, 2017

MTSMA 2017 Meeting
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20064


Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown

500 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Conference rate for 1 night (Friday March 24): $179 and $189
Block of 20 rooms held at MTSMA rate until: Friday February 24th, 2017

To reserve, either:
A) call 1(888)-236-2427 and state either the 3-digit code ‘MTS’ or the group name of ‘Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting’ to receive the group rate.
B) book online through the following link: Book your group rate for Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Conference rate for 1 night (Friday March 24): $219
Block of 30 rooms held at MTSMA rate until: Friday February 17th, 2017

To reserve:
Book online through the following link:

(The following are not reserved for our meeting, but are good potential alternatives to the above)

Hotel Harrington
436 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 628-8140
Rooms begin from approx. $185/night

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 393-2000
Rooms begin from approx. $230/night

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(near Union Station) (202) 638-6900
Rooms begin from approx. $139/night

A map of the Cathholic University of America is included below:


On and Near CUA campus:

DC Metro

CUA’s metro stop – Brookland-Catholic University – is on the RED Line, and can be accessed on the east edge of campus, approx. 6 min. walk from Ward Hall, School of Music.
DC’s Metro has been undergoing track work for some time now, and continues to experience some delays and slower service. It is a reliable option, but be sure to leave ample time for travel by Metro. Schedule and alerts information can be found at


The best option is Harewood Rd. NE (west boundary of campus, immediately adjacent to Ward Hall): free 3 hour parking Mon-Fri, 8am – 6pm (no restriction after 6pm), and free all day Saturday/Sunday. Many faculty and staff use this option daily, and this will be an option for participants.

There is limited visitor parking on campus, but visitor parking passes can be acquired from the Department of Public Safety. However, requests must come from the School administration rather than from visitors themselves, so for those interested please write to Rob Baker,

Parking meters are accessible both on campus, for 1-2 hour periods, and on John McCormack Dr NE (east boundary of campus), which has meters that are also accessible by smart phone to top up.

Food and Beverages

CUA’s Edward Pryzbyla Student Center:
- food court (open Friday until 8pm; closed Saturday), convenience store (open daily until midnight), and Starbuck’s (open daily until 11pm)

Just off campus, across Michigan Ave on Monroe St NE

(walk to south side of campus (Michigan Ave) and cross at Monroe St NE)

- Chipotle
- Potbelly’s
- &pizza
- Starbuck’s
- Busboys and Poets (artsy restaurant and full bar)
- The Artswalk (just off Monroe)

  • Brookland Pint (modern pub/restaurant)
  • Filter Coffeehouse Brookland

Banquet Dinner
Gordon Biersch (900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004)
(on SW corner of 9th St. NW & F St. NW)
Easy walking distance from either conference hotel; one block west from Gallery Place Chinatown Metro & three blocks east of Metro Center Metro, both on the Red Line.

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
CUA’s B.T. Rome School of Music spring opera production
March 23 – 25, 2017, 7:30pm / Sunday March 26, 2 pm
Hartke Theatre (2 buildings north of Ward Hall – enter off Harewood Rd. NE.)
(email Rob Baker for ticket information)

Things to do and visit around DC:

The Smithsonian Institute:
19 museums and galleries – all FREE admission – including Air and Space, Hirshhorn Museum (of modern art) and Sculpture Garden, Natural History, Portrait Gallery, American History, African American History and Culture, and more. Visit for details.

Other Museums and Attractions:

National Gallery of Art (
Holocaust Memorial Museum (
National Mall:
National Cherry Blossom Festival, March 25-April 9

Local Arrangements contact
Robert A. Baker
(202) 594-2898 (cell phone)
(202) 319-5421 (office)

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