LSU to host ClarinetFest

The LSU School of Music will host ClarinetFest 2014, the largest gathering of clarinetists in the world, including professional performers, educators and composers, July 30-Aug. 3.

More than 900 musicians are expected in Baton Rouge for the convention, filling hotel rooms from campus to downtown.

The event is organized by co-chair Robert DiLutis and the International Clarinet Association. DiLutis is a former professor of clarinet at LSU and current professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland.

This year’s theme is “The Clarinetist as Entrepreneur” focusing on how to survive and flourish as clarinetists in the 21st century.

Events will take place in three venues on the LSU campus: the LSU School of Music, the Claude L. Shaver Theatre inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, and the LSU Union Theater. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Muffitt, will be in residence for the conference.

To register, visit wp.music.lsu.edu/news/clarinetfest-2014. For more information, visit clarinet.org/.