Low Clarinet Festival 2023


Call for Proposals: Low Clarinet Festival 2023

The ICA is organizing a low clarinet festival at Glendale Community College, in Glendale, Arizona, January 5-8, 2023. Glendale is part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and is only a 20-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of the International Clarinet Association and will be a celebratory event marking the growth of the ICA and the rise of low clarinet enthusiasts around the world.


This four-day event will feature:

  • Solo and chamber performances featuring low clarinets (alto clarinet, basset horn, bass clarinet, and contra-alto and contrabass clarinets)
  • Masterclasses
  • Presentations/Clinics
  • Low Clarinet Choir
  • Exhibits with sheet music, instruments, mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures, cases, repair stations, and everything low clarinet!


This event is open to anyone who loves low clarinets and wants to spend some quality time with other low clarinet enthusiasts. Come and meet fellow low clarinetists from around the world! 

This event is organized by the ICA New Music Committee and the 2023 Low Clarinet Festival Planning Committee: Jason Alder, Jeff Anderle, Lara Diaz, Stefanie Gardner, Michael Lowenstern, Marco Antonio Mazzini, Jonathan Russell, Stephan Vermeersch, and Sarah Watts.

International Clarinet Association members are invited to submit proposals for live seminars and performances under 25 minutes. Proposals featuring underrepresented composers are encouraged. 

Performance proposals will require links of the applicant(s) performing either the proposed works or samples of recent performances, in the case of a world premiere, to be considered. All proposals are due by June 1, 2022. Accepted performers will be notified by July 31, 2022.

General questions can be sent to lowclarinetfest@clarinet.org.