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Contributing Artist Rules & Regulations: 

Contributing Artists Dates To Know

  • Contributing Artists Application Opens: October 1, 2017
  • Contributing Artist Application Closes: January 1, 2018
  • Notification of Chosen Contributing Artists: March 1, 2018
  • Final date to make any program changes (bio, headshot, etc.): May 1, 2018
  • Final date that all Contributing Artists must be registered for IHS 50: May 1, 2018
  • All music is due to accompanist for Performing Contributing Artists: March 15, 2018

Contributing Artist Rules and Regulations:  

All Contributing Artists 

  • Contributing Artists must be registered (full registration) for IHS 50 by May 1, 2018
  • Contributing Artists are expected to pay all costs associated with the IHS 50 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 IHS 50 Contributing Artists will be March 1, 2018. Assigned performance/lecture time and date will be announced by March 1, 2018. All up-to-date bios (125 words only), headshots, and any additional information needed for the program from chosen Contributing Artists will be due April 1, 2018. 
  • The IHS 50 Contributing Artist Committee has the right to cancel a Contributing Artist at no cost to the IHS 50 Symposium or Ball State University if the Contributing Artist fails to abide by all Contributing Artist Rules and Regulations.
  • The IHS 50 Symposium theme is “The Golden History of Horn” exploring the history, pedagogy, culture, development, craftsmanship, and legendary players of the horn across time. Please craft your proposals to align with this theme if possible. However, proposals outside of this theme will also be accepted for consideration. 
  • An IHS 50 Symposium 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 IHS 50 Symposium unless he/she is planning on attending IHS 50 events other than the Contributing Artist performance and is not a horn player. 

Performing Contributing Artists 

  • IHS 50 Symposium 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 Indiana players will be provided upon request.  
  • It is the responsibility of the Performing Artist to send the music to the accompanist by March 15, 2018. 
  • 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 IHS 50 Symposium 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 IHS 50 Symposium Committee will cut the repertoire. It is requested that proposals for performances be no more than 30 minutes in length. Lectures will be allotted 50-minute allocations.  Other time allotments may be granted by the Contributing Artist Committee.  Due to limited recital times, not all performance selections may not be granted by the committee.
  • University/School Ensembles should apply to perform at IHS 50 Symposium 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 IHS 50 Symposium 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 IHS 50 Symposium. 

Lecturing Contributing Artists 

  • Computers are not provided for Lecturing Artists by IHS 50 Symposium or Ball State University.
  • It is the responsibility of the Lecturing Artist to check his/her equipment with what is provided within the space at Ball State University prior to his/her event. There is an AV staff on-site at school if additional help is needed. It is recommended that Lecturing Artists bring any and all cables/adapters needed.

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