Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA | July 30 – August 3, 2014
ClarinetFest® 2014 –“The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur”
Artistic Director Robert DiLutis, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland (formerly LSU), and Artistic Committee members William Blayney (Buffet Artist), Robyn Jones (University of Memphis) and Michael Bartnik (Baton Rouge Symphony) look forward to welcoming you to Baton Rouge.
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.
The LSU Campus is centrally located in Baton Rouge, with many restaurants and stores within walking distance. 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.
Getting Around at ClarinetFest®
WI-FI ACCESS on the LSU campus:
network: Lsu guest
In case of non-medical emergency call or text 972-404-0047, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a campus map. ClarinetFest® venues (School of Music, Student Union, Union Theater, parking garage, East Campus Apartments) are marked by our now famous clarinet shrimp!
IF YOU’RE FLYING into Baton Rouge, you can pick up a taxi from the line waiting in front of the terminal or Tiger Shuttle (advance reservation required). The cost is approximately the same, Tiger Airport Shuttle shared ride service is available, $39.95 one-way for the first person, and $15 for each additional person in the same party going to the same destination (tip not included), one-way taxi fares range from $25 to $32 depending on traffic, including a 15% tip). Attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements to return to the airport.
WHERE TO PARK: On-campus parking for ClarinetFest® is in the parking garage across Highland Road from the Student Union Building. If you have not yet purchased a discounted parking pass for $32 (Wednesday through Sunday), you can do so at the registration desk. Daily passes for $7 will also be available. Once you pick up your pass, you should return to the parking garage immediately and place it on the dashboard of your car. If you do not purchase a parking pass, parking is $1.50 per hour in the garage building.
PICK UP YOUR BADGE at the ClarinetFest® Registration Desk in the lobby of the Union Theater next door to the Student Union Building. If you’re not registered yet, you can register on-site.
HOTEL SHUTTLE BUSES: Both the Cook Hotel and East Campus Apartments are within walking distance of the events on campus. The ICA is arranging for school buses between the campus and the Staybridge Suites, the Marriott Courtyard Acadian Thruway and the Hampton Inn College Drive.
Ride the shuttle buses for free only on Wednesday from Noon until 6 PM (times approximate) from the designated hotels to the LSU campus, with stops at the School of Music and Union Theater complex.
From Thursday through Sunday you will have to show a bus pass to the driver. Purchase a shuttle bus pass for $25 at the Registration Desk when you check in to pick up your badge. Thursday through Saturday, buses will run from 7 AM to 10 AM (times approximate) between the designated hotels and campus drop-off points at the School of Music and the Student Union building.
Shuttle buses after the evening concerts Wednesday through Saturday will run from 9:30 PM to midnight (times approximate) between the designated hotels and the Tower Drive side of the Union Theater.
On Sunday, August 3rd, buses will run from 7 to 10 AM (times approximate) between the designated hotels and campus.
All Sunday events are at the School of Music. If you’re checking out of your hotel, bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it for you at the School of Music. Then arrange for a taxi or airport shuttle to pick you up from the school of music for your return trip home.
No shuttle bus service on Monday, August 4th.
THURSDAY EVENING SHRIMP BOIL: A limited number of tickets are still available for the Thursday evening on-campus Cajun Shrimp Boil for $35. Purchase at the Registration Desk in the Union Theater.
DRESS FOR CLIMATE SUCCESS: It’s no secret that it’s going to be warm and humid, so dress comfortably in loose, light clothing and bring a light windbreaker or jacket for air-conditioned venues.
It’s no secret that it’s going to be warm and humid, so dress comfortably in loose, light clothing and bring a light windbreaker or jacket for air-conditioned venues.
In case of summer showers bring a folding poncho or umbrella to carry in the souvenir convention bag you’ll receive at registration (or buy a limited edition ClarinetFest 2014 umbrella, limited, at the registration desk!) In case of the highly anticipated sunshine, use it as a parasol for shade as you promenade, southern style, from the School of Music to the Student Union to visit the exhibits and attend masterclasses and concerts in the Union Theater next door. Channel your inner Cajun!
If you’re driving or renting a car, don’t forget to purchase your parking pass in advance, part of your registration process (and you can add a parking pass even if you’ve already registered.)
Check out daily schedules and plan your listening!