NACWPI National Conference 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

NACWPI National Conference 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

NACWPI Rolls On!  As a past president and former officer on the NACWPI National Board, I am proud to pass along the announcement below from the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors [NACWPI].

ClarinetMike says, “APPLY!”

NACWPI National Conference 2018
October 11-13, 2018, JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Call For Clinic and Performance Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2018, 11:59PM (CST)

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ 2018 National Conference will be held October 11-13, 2018, at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with the 2018 National Conferences of the College Music Society (CMS) and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI).

Clinic and Performance Proposal submissions for the 2018 NACWPI National Conference will be accepted through March 1, 2018, 11:59PM (CST), using the appropriate online submission form linked below.

Proposal submissions are limited to one clinic proposal and one performance proposal per member. Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or colleagues, except of course, in the case of proposals where there are multiple performers or presenters – primary and secondary will be designated in the proposal submission process. Proposers agree to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted. NACWPI does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters, nor provide accompanists or musical equipment beyond a piano. Proposals of a commercial nature that promote products and services will not be considered.

In order to be accepted, all primary and secondary performers and presenters must hold active membership for the March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 NACWPI membership period and preregister in advance of the conference once the registration window is opened. The primary clinician or performer will be notified of acceptance via email on or before May 1, 2018.

Clinic Proposal Submissions – Click Here to Apply and for More Information
A 25-minute a clinic, workshop, demonstration, lecture, or scholarly paper presentation. Complete submissions require the names and email addresses of all clinicians, biographies of 250 words or less for each clinician all in a single up-loadable attachment, and a clinic description not to exceed 250 words.

Performance Proposal Submissions – Click Here to Apply and for More Information
A 25-minute program featuring a performer or ensemble. Complete submissions require the names and email addresses of all performers (including accompanists), a representative audio recording, biographies of 250 words or less for each performer all in a single up-loadable attachment, and program notes (name of work or works to be performed, accurate composer/arranger names and birth-death dates, other notes) not to exceed 250 words.

NOTE: The above is from the NACWPI Website.

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 returned 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, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed 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, 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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