The 2004 ARSC-SAM Conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, from Wednesday, March 10th through Sunday, March 14th.
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and the Society for American Music (SAM) have joined forces to produce a truly remarkable gathering, on America's "North Coast." More than 130 papers, presentations, panels, and performances will be given.
Current members of ARSC or SAM will automatically receive a twelve-page conference brochure, in the postal mail. To get a head start on your planning, simply go to http://www.american-music.org/ and click on the PDF link. Make your travel plans now!
Please note that ARSC and SAM sessions will continue through Sunday morning, so plan your departure accordingly. If flying, allow at least two hours to get from the conference hotel to your gate at the airport. (A 4:00 p.m. or later flight should allow plenty of time.)
This first-ever joint ARSC-SAM Conference features a stellar lineup of sessions and events. Join with fellow archivists, librarians, collectors, musicians, engineers, students and scholars in celebrating our musical heritage -- past, present, and future!
Program highlights include three joint ARSC-SAM sessions: "Music Downloading and File Swapping: Differing Views"; "Recording the History of Folk and Traditional Music"; and "Collections and Archiving."
All registrants may freely attend any ARSC or SAM session, regardless of membership in one organization or the other.
ARSC's Education and Training Committee will present a pre-conference workshop "Topics in Oral History and Music Field Recordings," on March 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Everyone registered for the conference is invited to a Welcome Reception in the Ambassador Ballroom of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., Wednesday evening.
Following the Thursday sessions, we have a little treat in store. Normally, it costs $20 to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum -- located on the shore of Lake Erie, about one mile from the Renaissance hotel. However, thanks to the kind generosity of the Rock Hall management, we will enjoy free, private, after-hours access to the landmark building and all exhibits, including an open discussion with senior curatorial and educational staff. Bus transport will be provided, at no extra charge.
On Friday afternoon, another no-charge bus excursion will take conference attendees to University Circle -- the campus of Case Western Reserve University. A special session there will focus on the Cleveland Orchestra. Those wishing to sightsee can spend the afternoon exploring such world-class cultural institutions as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society and Crawford
Auto-Aviation Museum, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. The afternoon will be capped by a reception hosted by the Case Department of Music. Buses will return to the conference hotel in time for "A Celebration of Music from Cleveland" -- a rare Friday-evening ARSC session.
The Saturday-evening joint reception and gala banquet will be memorable events, with the SAM Brass Band providing reception entertainment (ARSC folks and other musicians are invited to join in).
Please note that the cutoff date for discounted Early Registration and hotel reservations is Monday, February 9, 2004. As an effort to reach potential new members in nearby communities, we offer a special one-day registration
Detailed Conference Web Pages are accessible from either http://arsc-audio.org/ or http://www.american-music.org/
See you in Cleveland!
ARSC Local Arrangements Chair for 2004
ARSC Local Arrangements Chair for 2004
13532 Bass Lake Road
Chardon, OH 44024 USA
+1 (440) 564-9340
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