2016 Annual Meeting – Spoleto Festival USA

The 2016 MCANA meeting will be held at the Spoleto Festival USA in historic Charleston, SC from May 31 to June 3.

We will hear the new David Herskovits production of Porgy and Bess featuring Lester Lynch and Alyson Cambridge at the renovated Gailliard Auditorium; the U.S. premiere of “The Little Match Girl” (1990) by Helmut Lachenmann, with Heather Buck and Yuko Kakuta, and the U.S. premiere of Double Coquette, an infrequently encountered comic opera by  Baroque composer Antoine Dauvergne (with revisions by Gérard Pesson) by the early music specialists Ensemble Amarillis.  In addition to the usual chamber concerts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.–Osvaldo Golijov is composer-in-residence this year–there will be walking tours centered around the Charleston roots of “Porgy and Bess,” led by visual designer and artist Jonathan Green, who grew up among South Carolina’s Gullah community.

For more info on the Spoleto season, visit the following:


Day to Day breakdown of events: https://spoletousa.org/current-season/schedule/

Details on lodging options (dorm rooms; hotel group rate) and panels will be updated on this page as they become available.


Special Press Rates will be available to MCANA members at several hotels convenient to the Spoleto USA Festival sites.  Rates vary, depending on the hotel and dates, from $185 to $429 per night.

 A limited number of dorm rooms are also available to MCANA members at Berry Hall – College of Charleston.  The dorm rooms rates are as follows: 

  •       $29 (double occupancy) plus tax per night
  •       $33 (single occupancy) plus tax per night
  •       The cost of linens is $25 per package. This is a one-time fee

Access codes will be provided upon receipt of registration form and payment. 


Meeting registration deadline is April 1st.  After that date, a late payment will apply. 

The press seat request deadline is April 1st.  Press seats can not be guaranteed for registrations received after that date.

The various hotels have cut-off dates for access to the special room rates and dorm room availability.  The cut-off dates vary, but most end by mid April.

MCANA members registered to attend:

  1. Anthony, Michael
  2. Bash, James
  3. Bloom, Elizabeth
  4. Brodie, Susan
  5. Cooper, Jackson
  6. Elliott, Susan
  7. Fleming, John
  8. Gelfand, Janelle
  9. Ginell, Richard
  10. Greenberg, Mike
  11. Hathaway, Daniel
  12. Huebner, Michael
  13. Hyde, Paul
  14. Jepson, Barbara
  15. Johnson, Lawrence B.
  16. Kandell, Leslie
  17. Kaptainis, Arthur
  18. Keller, Johanna
  19. Kennelly, Laura
  20. Koob, Lindsay
  21. Lambert, John
  22. Lewis, Zachary
  23. Littler, William
  24. Loney, Glenn
  25. Loomis, George
  26. Love, Earl
  27. Malitz, Nancy
  28. Markow, Robert
  29. Paulk, James
  30. Robinson, Paul
  31. Sullivan, Jack
  32. Tannenbaum, Perry
  33. Van Vlasselaer, Jean Jacques
  34. Walker, William Thomas
  35. Wein, Gail
  36. Wright, David