Research Competition

2018 Research Competition

Call for Papers and Presentations
ClarinetFest ®2018
Ostend, Belgium

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ClarinetFest® 2018 will take place in Ostend, Belgium, July 6th-11th. Artistic Director Eddy Vanoosthuyse will be assisted by the family of the late Guido Six. 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 I.C.A. members and must register for the conference.

Eligibility: Presenters on the program in 2017 are ineligible for 2018. 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, 2018. Please send to:

Jesse Krebs
I.C.A. Research Presentation Committee Chair
Truman State University
Department of Music
100 E. Normal St.
Kirksville, MO 63501 USA
Telephone: 660.785.4442

The International Clarinet Association 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. If a winner is a non-U.S. resident, a 30% tax will be removed from the prize money winnings.