ClarinetFest® 2014: Proposals to Present Due September 30, 2013

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Hey! Just received this email from the ICA (International Clarinet Association), fyi:

ClarinetFest® 2014
Baton Rouge Louisiana USA 
July 30-August 3, 2014
Call for Proposals to Present

ClarinetFest® 2014 will takes place on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On campus you can find numerous restaurants, shops, a newly built LSU Barnes and Nobles Bookstore and “Mike the Tiger VI”, the LSU mascot. Nearby restaurants include Louisiana specialties as well as great international foods. Day trips are planned to New Orleans, Plantations Homes and of course the Louisiana Swamps.  

In addition to campus housing options for conference participants, the Cook Hotel (located just a 10 minutes walk from the LSU School of Music) is the official hotel of ClarinetFest® 2014. This upscale, hotel features many contemporary accommodations as well as a complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and pool. Additional rooms are also on hold at the Staybridge Suites on the South side of Campus at our special conference rate.  

Artistic Director Robert DiLutis, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland (formerly LSU), and Artistic Committee Members William Blayney (Buffet Artist), Robyn Jones (University of Memphis) and Michael Bartnik (Baton Rouge Symphony) announce the theme for the 2014 ClarinetFest®: 

  The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur

 “How to diversify and expand your skills and artistry for greater success as a musician in the 21st Century”

 If you would like to submit a proposal to perform or present at ClarinetFest® 2014, please download and complete the Call-for-Proposals Application Form and follow the instructions to submit.

The deadline for submitting recordings and proposal applications is September 30, 2013.

Applications will be reviewed by the committee. 

The ClarinetFest® 2014 committee is particularly interested in featuring pedagogy presentations or lectures relating to entrepreneurship.

The conference will be featuring a wide variety of performance styles and repertoire – full consideration will be given to all complete proposals. Only proposals submitted by members of the International Clarinet Association will be considered.

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: clarinetmike.wordpress.com. After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, and Bob Ackerman. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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