11th ISIM FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE

 

AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY
Minneapolis, Minnesota
USA
May 16-19, 2019


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) is pleased to announce that our 11th Festival and Conference will take place Thursday, May 16, 2019, through Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.

We emerge from a two-year hiatus with great enthusiasm for the “world of possibility” we spoke of as we concluded our first decade.

The gathering will as usual combine festival and conference components and bring together musicians, teachers, scholars, promoters, and listeners who are interested in exploring the many facets of spontaneous musical creativity. We invite you to seize this opportunity to create connections and share knowledge with world-class devotees of the art of improvisation from all around the globe.     

ISIM invites proposals for performances, workshops, academic papers, and panel discussions related to any aspect of improvised music. Proposals are welcome from current and new ISIM members, including those who join or renew their membership concurrent with the proposal submission deadline.  Proposals will not be considered from applicants whose membership is not current. Presenters will cover their own travel and hotel expenses. Conference Registration is $75 US.

The language of the event will be English.

To apply to perform or present at the 2019 ISIM Festival/Conference, send the following to 2019@improvisedmusic.org.

  • Brief bio (300 words max)

  • If proposing a performance: A link to your music on a webpage or MP3 file

  • Proposal description (350 words max) that outlines your presentation

  • Technical support needs

*Please indicate clearly if you are proposing a performance, workshop, talk, panel, discussion, academic paper, or other.

Proposal deadline: December 15, 2018

Notification of decision:  February 1, 2019

Conference registration deadline: March 1, 2019


For questions or more information, please contact us.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION —INDIVIDUALS

Consistent with conventional conference protocols, ISIM will charge a modest conference registration fee to help defray the considerable expenses incurred in mounting an event of this scale.  

Presenters: $75
Non-presenters: $200

Conference Registration

*After March 20, 2019
Presenters: $90
Non-presenters: $215

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION—ENSEMBLES

Duos and trios: At least one member must be an ISIM member in good standing in order for the ensemble proposal to be considered.  

Quartets and larger must join ISIM at Associate Member level ($250 US).

In cases of financial duress, scholarships will be considered for presenters and performers.  

PRESENTERS AND PERFORMERS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIP MUST PROVIDE REQUEST IN WRITING BEFORE THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE.

HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotel

Hotel information is currently being finalized. And  options will include several of Augsburg’s campus housing choices, at significant savings over hotel rates . We will share that information as soon as it’s available, and post it to the ISIM website as well.

Travel

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is approximately 25 minutes by car from the Augsburg campus. Follow this link for air and ground travel information.