Just found out that downtown Dallas, Texas is going to be the location of a world-class clarinet conference in June 2015! Dr. Mary Druhan is moving (and enhancing) her regional Texas Clarinet Colloquium to downtown Dallas, Texas! Since the renowned OU Clarinet Symposium has run its remarkable course, it will be a great thing to have a similar conference in early June. (It will be especially cool for ME, since it is 30 minutes from my house!!).
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ClarinetMike says, “YES!!!”
FYI, below is a note Dr. Druhan sent me about it (used with her permission):
Thank you for asking about the [regional] Texas Clarinet Colloquium moving to June.
I have known for quite some time that this event has become too large and too complicated for me to be able to juggle during the regular school year. One of our recent events hosted more than 275 people to our rural, regional campus.
When members of the music industry were notified that the OU Clarinet Symposium was going to be discontinued indefinitely, I was contacted about providing an opportunity for exhibitors and vendors to maintain visibility at a national summer conference.
As it happened my university announced the purchase of instructional space in downtown Dallas just days before. We are fortunate that this space is located directly next to beautiful concert venues and hotels.
While the task is daunting, I am thankful to have an incredible team and a boss who is completely supportive of this project. The coordination and scheduling of the event has gone incredibly smoothly so far and we are really excited about the event that is unfolding!
We are so very grateful to all of the clarinetists and members of the music community who have stepped up and volunteered to help with the event.
Many thanks to you for asking about how our event has transformed and helping us to get the word out about June!
NOTE: The picture above is from Wikimedia Commons and is available at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dallas_at_Night_from_South.jpg