ClarinetFest 2014: Early Registration, Housing, Competition Deadlines, etc.

As I was preparing for this Friday’s big TMEA Clarinet Clinic, I received the below information on ClarinetFest 2014, the annual conference of the International Clarinet Association. ClarinetFest 2014 will take place on the LSU campus at Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA on July 30-August 3, 2014. (Per previous blog post, I’ll be there performing a premiere with bassoonist Scott Pool.)

ClarinetFests are well worth the financial investment to attend. I encourage each of you to consider going, especially if you’ve never attended one.

ClarinetMike says, “Go to ClarinetFest 2014.”


ClarinetFest® 2014 “The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur”

 Click here to register, deadline for early bird rates is June 2nd

Click here for housing information 

 Deadline to enter the 2014 ICA Young Artists Competition is Friday, April 4th

 Deadline to enter the 2014 ICA Orchestral Audition Competitionis April 7th

 Deadline to enter the 2014 ICA High School Solo Competition is April 1st

ClarinetFest® 2014 will be an incredible event. The 2014 conference will be held in Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana. As a 21st century musician the importance of diversifying and investing in our futures is paramount. The 2014 “Clarinetist as Entrepreneur” theme will focus exactly on this. How do we survive and flourish as clarinetists? The diverse skills and talents of our artists and guests will amaze you. These musicians have not only mastered the clarinet and enriched their lives through their multi-faceted careers, and also the lives of their students and communities.

The conference will take place on the campus of the Louisiana State University and will be located in three main buildings: The LSU School of Music, The Shaver Theater in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building, and the Union Theater, and will be tremendous venues for our concerts and clinics. Two of these locations have been beautifully restored over the past three years.  We are also excited that our orchestra in residence for the conference will be the Baton Rouge Symphony, conducted by Maestro Timothy Muffet.

The LSU Campus is centrally located in Baton Rouge, with many restaurants and stores within walking distance. Our official Conference Hotel, The Lod Cook Alumni Center, is an elegant hotel located just a five-minute walk from the School of Music and Union Theater. Local Baton Rouge artist Diane Hanson has created the stunning artwork that will appear on the cover of the convention program book, and the original painting will be auctioned off as a fundraiser during ClarinetFest® to the highest bidder.

Robert DiLutis, former Professor of Clarinet at the Louisiana State University and current professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland, invites you to come to LSU and Laissez les bons temps rouler, Let the Good Times Roll! His artistic committee and volunteers have been working hard to plan a great event that not only features presentations by dozens of great artists, but also a Cajun Swamp Tour, Plantation Tour and Louisiana Shrimp and Crawfish Party. Don’t miss ClarinetFest®, and bring your ears and your appetite!

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 Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. 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. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 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, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, 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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One Response to ClarinetFest 2014: Early Registration, Housing, Competition Deadlines, etc.

  1. Pingback: ClarinetFest 2014: Preliminary Schedule Now Posted! | ClarinetMike Blog

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