Contributing Artist Rules & Regulations: 

Contributing Artists Dates To Know

  • Contributing Artists Application is open!
  • Contributing Artist Application Closes: February 03, 2016
  • Notification of Chosen Contributing Artists: February 15, 2016
  • Final date that all Contributing Artists must be registered for IHS2017: March 21, 2017
  • Final date to make any program changes (bio, headshot, etc.): March 31, 2017
  • All music is due to accompanist for Performing Contributing Artists: April 13, 2017

Contributing Artist Rules and Regulations:  

All Contributing Artists 

  • Contributing Artists must be registered for IHS2017 by March 21, 2017.
  • Contributing Artists are expected to pay all costs associated with the IHS2017 conference (i.e. registration fee, travel expenses, room and board, etc.).
  • Joint lecturers, performing ensembles, and/or anyone submitting a proposal as a group should designate one person to be the main contact for the group. The main contact is the person that should complete this form and include his/her contact information.
  • Notification of chosen IHS2017 Contributing Artists will be December 30, 2017. All up-to-date bios, headshots, and any additional information needed for the program from chosen Contributing Artists will be due March 31, 2017. Assigned performance/lecture time and date will be announced by March 13, 2017.
  • The IHS2017 Contributing Artist Committee has the right to cancel a Contributing Artist at no cost to the IHS2017 Symposium if the Contributing Artist fails to abide by all Contributing Artist Rules and Regulations.
  • The IHS2017 theme is “Horn & Dance.” Consider this in its broadest context, and craft your proposals to align with this theme if possible. However, proposals outside of this theme will also be accepted for consideration.
  • An IHS2017 Contributing Artist is any one person or group (including University/School Ensembles) that wishes to perform a solo recital, ensemble concert, or lecture.
  • A Collaborating Artist (someone performing with a Contributing Artist) is not required to register for IHS2017 unless he/she is planning on attending IHS IC events other than the Contributing Artist performance.

Performing Contributing Artists 

  • IHS2017 does not provide any other musicians to accompany/perform with Performing Artists other than a pianist. In order to perform with any other instrumentation than a pianist, it will be the responsibility of the Performing Artist to contact, pay, and coordinate rehearsal time/space with the additional performers. A list of local players will be provided upon request.
  • It is the responsibility of the Performing Artist to send the music to the accompanist by April 13, 2017.
  • Performing Artists will be assigned one (1) rehearsal with their accompanist prior to the concert. The duration of this rehearsal will be determined by the IHS2017 Contributing Artist Committee based on the repertoire. If additional rehearsal time with the accompanist is requested by the Performing Artist, it will be up to that Artist to pay for this additional time. If the Performing Artist fails to attend the initial assigned rehearsal time, it is up to the Performing Artist to schedule and pay for a new time.
  • Performing Artists must make sure that all repertoire does not exceed the allotted time requested in his/her submitted proposal. If the duration of repertoire is too long, the IHS2017 Committee will cut the repertoire.
  • University/School Ensembles should apply to perform at IHS2017 through the below Contributing Artist Form. Please make sure to send a group bio rather than individual bios and list ALL members of the ensemble including the names of the conductor/instructor(s). There is no funding from IHS2017 for University/School Ensembles; however, there is a student discount for registration. It is recommended that Universities/Schools planning to attend speak with their institution about possible funding. All students performing will need to be registered as a participant for IHS2017.

Lecturing Contributing Artists 

  • It is the responsibility of the Lecturing Artist to check his/her equipment with what is provided within the space at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte prior to his/her event. It is recommended that Lecturing Artists bring any and all cables/adapters needed.

If there are any questions, please email:

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