This past weekend it was announced that the International Clarinet Association (ICA) will hold its annual international ClarinetFest® conference in 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas! Clarinetists from all over the world be on hand for an astounding 4 full days of clarinet concerts, recitals, master classes, clinics, presentations, competitions, exhibits and MORE: Wednesday, June 30-Saturday, July 3, 2021! The festival will be co-hosted by the amazing Mary Alice Druhan and Jennifer Daffinee with a talented host team of Jody Webb, Cheyenne Cruz and Gary Whitman. [Mary, Jennifer, Jody, etc. have been doing outstanding work with their excellent annual Clarinet Colloquium.]
ClarinetFest 2021 will be especially cool for me and my Dallas-Fort Worth students. My A+ Music Studio at ClarinetMike World HQ is in Hurst, a suburb of Fort Worth. (Hurst to Fort Worth is about the same distance you can throw a saxophone!)
ClarinetMike says, “I’ll post more information on ClarinetFest 2021 as it becomes available. But, mark your calendars right now for ClarinetFest 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday, June 30-Saturday, July 3, 2021!”
Here’s information on International Clarinet Association (from the ICA website):
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; encourages communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
To these ends, the association is dedicated to fostering communication and fellowship of clarinetists on a worldwide basis through publishing a quarterly scholarly journal, The Clarinet, producing an annual clarinet festival, ClarinetFest®, supporting a research library with materials available to all members, and promoting a variety of other endeavors related to the clarinet and clarinet playing.