Showcase Stage at ClarinetFest® 2021

Showcase Stage at ClarinetFest® 2021

We would like to highlight and update the Showcase Stage which will feature performances by young student ensembles. The deadline for submitting applications (*with full performance recordings*) for this stage has been extended to April 30, 2021.
The ensemble size requirement has been reduced to trio (3 players) or larger in an attempt to encourage the membership to use best health practices. Each performing ensemble must be comprised of only school-aged students (high school graduating seniors and younger) and each ensemble must comply with their school and local health guidelines for any rehearsal, recording or event related to the Showcase Stage initiative.
*Non-clarinetist ensemble directors do not have to be an ICA member in order to apply for their ensemble to perform as part of the Showcase Stage.
Applications (with full performance recordings) can be submitted through the website using the Acceptd portal link and will be reviewed for selection for the Showcase Stage by Paula Corley. Notification regarding the status of the application will be sent by June 1, 2021. Please submit the video formatting guidelines below.
ClarinetFest® 2021 Video formatting guidelines

The following guidelines describe the formatting specifications that yield the highest quality for playing videos on YouTube, which is where the videos for ClarinetFest® 2021 will be hosted. 

File format: If you cannot submit videos in MPEG-2 format, then MPEG-4 is the preferred format. The following specifications provide optimal playback of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 videos:

  • MPEG-2
    • Audio codec: MPEG Layer II or Dolby AC-3
    • Audio bitrate: 128 kbps or better
  • MPEG-4
    • Video codec: H.264
    • Audio codec: AAC
    • Audio bitrate: 128 kbps or better

Framerate: Videos should be in their native frame rates without resampling. Typically, frame rates are set at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. 

Aspect ratio: Videos should be widescreen or horizontal aspect ratios for the best viewing experience. 

If you are unable to send videos in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4, you can still submit your video in .WMV,  .MOV and .FLV formats.

***Previous Showcase Stage proposal applicants will receive an email in the coming days about the full performance video recording submission process – there will be no additional fee to update your previous submission.”


Details for Directors:

  • Performance time for the Showcase Stage is limited to a 30-minute maximum time frame

Information needed to complete a Showcase Stage proposal:

  • Ensemble director(s) name and contact information including mailing address, cell phone, and email
  • Performing group name and a brief description of the ensemble
  • Performers names, school affiliation, mailing address, and email
  • Preferred day for your Every effort will be made to accommodate requests but we cannot guarantee date preferences
  • Audio file(s) of your group’s performance in .mov or .mp4 files in horizontal orientation – additional instructions and file specifications on Acceptd portal for ClarinetFest® 2021 Showcase Stage proposals

The proposal application deadline for the Showcase Stage ONLY has been extended to April 30, 2021. Please find more information and submit Showcase Stage proposals through the Acceptd portal. Please note there is a $20 application fee to submit a proposal. General questions about the Showcase Stage can be directed to the Coordinator of the Showcase Stage at ClarinetFest® 2021, Paula Corley at [email protected].

Visit to fill out an application today!