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