Originally published in The Clarinet 47/4 (September 2020). Printed copies of The Clarinet are available for ICA members.
ClarinetFest® 2021: Flowers without Borders
In Texas, the bluebonnet is celebrated and protected as the state flower, and for ClarinetFest® 2021 we invite all the wildflowers of the world to come together to form a more beautifully diverse and inclusive garden.
Join us June 30th through July 3rd for a unique four-day, action-packed holiday weekend at the Omni Hotel and the Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, for ClarinetFest® 2021!
World-class artists will be performing with premier collaborative musicians in the area, including the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Orchard Ensemble and the United States Air Force Band of the West. The Artistic Leadership Team is committed to creating a global showcase while specifically featuring Texas, Central and South America, and the Caribbean for this conference. International Clarinet Association members are invited to submit performance proposals for ClarinetFest® 2021.
The Artistic Leadership Team has created two new features. The Clarinet Learning Community at ClarinetFest® is structured to organize and feature all pedagogy clinics, seminars, lectures, workshops and master classes, and the Showcase Stage is a special addition to feature young student performances. Details can be found on the ClarinetFest® 2021 page of the ICA website. International Clarinet Association members are invited to submit proposals for the Clarinet Learning Community at ClarinetFest® and the Showcase Stage.
We are pleased to be able to host the Third Annual Guido Six International Clarinet Choir Festival. Attendees of ClarinetFest® 2021 are invited to participate in any of six conference clarinet choirs: Middle School, High School, College, Festival, Professors and New Horizons (older adults). Attendees are encouraged to register in advance for planning and logistics purposes, but walk-ins are always welcome.
The Omni Fort Worth Hotel is offering attendees onsite lodging ranging from $135 single/double to $145 triple/quad per night and features several dining options onsite with many additional dining and entertainment options in the 35-block Sundance Square district of Downtown Fort Worth (www.sundancesquare.com). There is hotel parking available plus additional garage and street parking throughout Sundance Square to accommodate attendees. Learn more about the city of Fort Worth at www.fortworth.com.
The deadline for ClarinetFest® 2021 proposal applications is September 15, 2020. Please find more information and submit proposals through the Acceptd portal found at www.clarinet.org under the ClarinetFest® 2021 page. The maximum time allotted for any performance or presentation is 25 minutes. Please note there is a $20 application fee to submit a proposal. Performing in an evening concert is by invitation only. Evening concert performers are invited by the Artistic Leadership Team often in consultation with the ICA and with ClarinetFest® sponsors. General questions can be sent to ClarinetFest2021@gmail.com.