FAQ

Registration

Early-bird registration will open on March 15 for a limited duration, followed by regular registration.

Yes, if the conference is cancelled by the university administration, the university will refund the registration fees. Some restrictions may apply.  A refund policy will be posted on the registration site.

Yes – students with a valid student ID may purchase passes at a discounted rate.

Collaborative artists (non-double reed) who appear in the conference program will receive a complimentary day pass to attend the conference for the day of the performance.

Single-day passes are available to attend the conference.

The conference is open to the public. Discounted rates for conference registration are offered to active IDRS members.

Registration provides a discounted rate for family members.

Click here  www.idrs.org to join IDRS.

Please contact Ed Craig, the IDRS Membership Coordinator - craig@idrs.org.

Members of official IDRS Associate organizations must join IDRS to qualify for the discounted member rate. IDRS offers a discounted membership rate of $35 annually to members of Associate organizations. A list of associate organizations is available at idrs.org.

Artist Proposals

IDRS members may submit proposals to participate in the conference. The Artist Proposals portal will be open from September 15 - November 30.

Yes, IDRS rules for artist participation are below:

 

  • Every participant excluding collaborative musicians (non-double reed) must be a current member of IDRS.
  • No artist will appear more than twice during any given conference. An "appearance" could be a concert, a master class, a lecture-presentation, or any combination of these. Exceptions that will not count towards the total are:
    • Judging either the Gillet-Fox or the Young Artist Competitions.
    • Participating in a panel discussion.
    • Performing as part of a "tribute" concert with multiple performers.
  • An artist who has appeared on an evening concert for two consecutive years must take a year off. They may perform during the daytime conference schedule.
  • A sponsor may propose up to three artists for evening performances. The hosts will select no more than two of these. All other sponsored artists will submit artistic proposals through the normal channels prior to the application deadline.

Our goal is to notify artists by mid February, 2021.

IDRS 2021 conference will provide collaborative pianists and supporting musicians. Artists have the option to bring their own collaborative musicians. Carpe Diem String Quartet will be in-residence at the IDRS 2021 Conference.

If your program calls for collaboration with a string quartet, and you have requested for a string quartet, the host will assign Carpe Diem String Quartet to perform with you. If Carpe Diem is not available, the host will provide professional musicians to accommodate your request.

The policy of IDRS restricts hosts from paying any artists, other than official collaborative artists, to perform at the conference. Artists may be sponsored by businesses, non-profits, and educational organizations. Sponsorship acknowledgments will be published in the conference program following the strict guidelines for sponsorship by IDRS.


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