Artists Proposals
Open September 2022

IDRS embraces diversity as a comprehensive term and one that is always changing, evolving, and being challenged by new realities. IDRS and the 2022 hosts strongly encourage proposals from artists who identify as women, Black, Indigenous, people of color (Latin, Asian, Middle-Eastern, etc.) and ethnic minorities; and/or members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Additionally, to broaden and deepen the diversity of repertoire at our conference, we encourage all artists to discover and present repertoire written by composers from underrepresented groups.


Institute for Composer Diversity • Music by Black Composers

IDRS Artist Participation Policy

  • 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.

Conference Registration – Early Bird Registration – Spring 2022

Exhibitor Registration – Please contact Frank Swann for questions regarding exhibits.

Registration for campus housing and conference hotel information – coming soon

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