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2014 Research Competition

Call for Papers and Presentations
ClarinetFest ®2014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The International Clarinet Association will hold its ClarinetFest® 2014, a symposium and festival devoted to the clarinet, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The artistic director is Robert DiLutis, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland (formerly LSU). The program for the conference will include a series of scholarly papers and presentations. The Association solicits proposals for presentations (such as papers or lecture-recitals) on any topic related to the clarinet. The use of live or recorded performance is acceptable; however, presentations whose sole aim is performance are discouraged. Presentations should be designed to be no more than 25 minutes in length. Those giving presentations must be ICA members and must register for the conference.

Eligibility: Presenters on the program in 2013 are ineligible for 2014. Each person is limited to one proposal. Prizes will be offered by the ICA as follows: First place paper, US $1000 and guaranteed publication in The Clarinet journal (subject to editing); and second place paper, US $500.

To submit a proposal, send the following:

1. SIX copies of an abstract (1200-1500 words) fully describing the content of the proposed paper or lecture-recital. Include a complete list of sources. The name or identification of the author must not appear on the proposal.

2. ONE copy of an author identification sheet containing the author’s name, address, phone numbers, email address, and title of paper. Please list all equipment needs for the proposed presentation. This sheet should also contain a biographical sketch of the author (limited to 150 words), as you would like it printed in the conference program.

The above materials must be received by January 15, 2014. Please send to:

Dr. Douglas Monroe
ICA Research Presentation Committee Chair
East Carolina University School of Music
102 A. J. Fletcher Music Center, Greenville, NC 27858.
Telephone:  252-702-1049   E-mail:


The I.C.A. assumes no tax liability that competition winners may incur through receiving prize money. Individuals are responsible for investigating applicable tax laws and reporting prize winnings to requisite government agencies.