Clareidoscope is a one-day virtual festival on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm (eastern time zone) featuring performances, clinics, performance competition, essay contests, and composition contests, and all sorts of clarinet fun! This event is free and open to anyone who loves the clarinet and wants to spend some quality time with the other clarinet advocates. Come and meet fellow clarinetists from around the United States and beyond! Clareidoscope is free to attend. This event is sponsored by the ICA United States State Chairs.
Deadline for all competition submissions: March 1, 2023 @ 11:59pm (Eastern Time Zone)
There is no fee to enter any competition and ICA membership is NOT required. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories by age.
- Junior – Age: 11–14 as of January 1, 2023
- Senior – Age: 15–18 as of January 1, 2023
- Young Artist – Age: 19–26 as of January 1, 2023
- Adult Amateur (Adult amateur competition is open to clarinetists of all ages who are not employed full-time as professional performers or collegiate educators.)
All competition entries can be submitted online at 2023 Clareidoscope Competition Registration.
Performance Competition Information
Clareidoscope is excited to announce a performance competition opportunity for clarinetists of all ages. Competitions are meant to encourage the participation of students and amateur adult clarinetists.
Junior – Age: 11–14 as of January 1, 2023
Senior – Age: 15–18 as of January 1, 2023
Young Artist – Age: 19–26 as of January 1, 2023
Adult Amateur (Adult amateur competition is open to clarinetists of all ages who are not employed full-time as professional performers or collegiate educators.)
Submit your unedited video or audio file(s) of the repertoire listed below for your age group. Repertoire for performance competitions can be downloaded here.
Composition Competition Information
- Age: 11–18 as of January 1, 2023
- Young Artist
- Age: 19– as of January 1, 2023
Instrumentation: Clarinet quartet (3 Bbs plus bass clarinet)
Time limit: 3 minutes, no more than 6
Range on the instruments: E3 – G6
Extended techniques – minimal or none
Must attach a PDF file and an MP3 recording of the score.
The recording can be live or midi.
Piece not published or previously publicly performed
Deadline: March 1, 2023 @ 11:59 pm Eastern
Collegiate Presenter Opportunity
For the 2023 Edition of Clareidoscope, the International Clarinet Association invites applications from current college students (at any degree level) to be featured as a guest performer or presenter during the virtual conference. Two types of proposals will be accepted.
No more than ten minutes in length, performance proposals will feature the primary applicant (and any collaborators) in a pre-recorded video performance (to be supplied by applicant).
Performers will submit their proposal and a representative audio or performance link with their application by pasting a YOUTUBE or SOUNDCLOUD LINK into the form. Performers will also submit a **250-word narrative about their performance and why it matters to the clarinet community** alongside their recording.
Final performance videos will be due on or before March 1, 2023 via file upload.
No more than fifteen minutes in length, this presentation may be on any topic you wish (historical, pedagogical, analytical, composer lecture, etc.) and will feature the presenter giving a **pre-recorded presentation** during Clareidoscope. Following the fifteen minute presentation, the presenter will field five minutes of **LIVE** questions via video chat.
Presenters will submit **a 300-word abstract** outlining their presentation and explaining why it matters to the clarinet community. Final presentation videos will be due on or before March 1, 2023 via file upload.
ALL PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE on February 10, 2023 at MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME. All proposers must be active members of the International Clarinet Association. Proposers may submit only one (1) proposal in total (if multiple proposals are submitted, only the first one received will be reviewed. Click here to apply.
Questions about proposals may be directed to Dr. Gail Lehto Zugger, [email protected]
Thanks to our sponsors of prizes for the competitions!
All our sponsors will be listed on the Clareidoscope webpage.