2024 Local Arrangements

Music Theory Southeast and South Central Society for Music Theory
March 15-16, 2024
Lipscomb University, Nashville TN
1 University Park Blvd.

Registration and Parking

Lipscomb University is located in the Green Hills neighborhood, about 4 miles from downtown Nashville. As this weekend is at the end of spring break, parking will not be an issue. You will want to put in 1 University Park Blvd. into your GPS and park anywhere in the large U parking area in front of Burton Health Sciences, Beaman Library, or Crissman Administration buildings.

Registration will occur in the lobby of the Thomas McMeen Music building. To get to the music building, follow the sidewalk to the right of the Burton Health Sciences building from the U parking lot. You will see the entrance to the music building on the left.

All events will occur in the McMeen Music Building or Ward Hall. Please see this campus map for exact locations. Lipscomb volunteers will be available in both areas throughout the day.

Travel by air

Nashville International Airport is located 12 miles away from campus and serves all major airlines, including Southwest, Delta, American, and United.


There are two hotels that have a block of rooms for the conference. Both hotels have agreed to hold these rooms until February 27, so please reserve your room as soon as possible.

HYATT PLACE (7 miles away) $139/night
Address: 202 Summit View Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 661-9477

To reserve by phone:

Call 615-661-9477, dial extension 3 for reservations. Ask to make a reservation in the Music Theory Southeast/South Central Block or reference your group code of G-MTSS. Always ask for an email confirmation, so you may verify that you received the correct group rate of $139 plus tax.

To reserve online:
Click the following link, enter your arrival/departure dates and choose the best room type available for your stay.


● Enter the Dates
● Click the Special Rates Drop Down
● Click on Corporate or Group Code
● Enter the Following Code: G-MTSS

HAMPTON INN GREEN HILLS (1 mile away) $199/night
Address: 2324 Crestmoor Rd, Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: (615) 777-0001

Please use the following link to reserve your room at the redacted rate.


Where to eat (and get coffee) around the Lipscomb campus?

Coffee Shops

Starbucks (on campus behind Collins Auditorium)
The Well Coffee House (a short 3 minute walk) 4002 Granny White Pike


(all within 5 miles of campus)
Martin’s BBQ 3108 Belmont Blvd
This is so close to music row, you don’t know who you might see. I once saw ZZ top grab some sandwiches to go.

Edley’s BBQ 2706 12th Ave S
Delicious and a cool vibe in trendy 12th South

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken 112 19th Ave S
This is what Nashville locals fight about, but this is my favorite

Five Daughters Donuts 1110 Caruthers Ave
A life changing experience. Don’t leave without trying this place.

Green Hills Grille 2002 Richard Jones Rd #104A
Excellent food of all types, delicious salads and the best burger in the area according to locals.

What Should I Do in Town?

Gardens and trails all around an old mansion

Country Music Hall of Fame
Everything from Taylor to Garth to Johnny… and everything in between

National Museum of African American Music
Right across the street from the Ryman. One of my favorite places in town

12 South
Trendy and fun area with restaurants, shops, and local bars and all those cool photo ops from Nashville you see online

Frist Art Museum
Currently has an exhibit of the first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper created in the American South from 1913 to 1955

Radnor Lake State Park
When you want to get away from it all, but only want to travel 4 miles

Opry Mills
Shopping, shopping, and many many restaurants

Friday Night Entertainment

Nashville is alive every night of the week with local songwriting nights and also world class entertainment in our venues. Broadway downtown will have some entertainment in almost any restaurant throughout the weekend.

March 16
● Symphony Hall-Encanto in Concert with
● Ryman Auditorium-Extreme (yes, that band!)
● Opry House-Clint Black, Mark Wills, Connie Smith, Mandy Barnett, and More
● Turner Theater-Driving Miss Daisy
● Studio Nashville-Paul McDonald
● 3rd and Lindsley-Fleetwood Mac Experience
● Extreme is playing at the Ryman on March 16
● Tennessee Sinfonietta on March 17: