Re: Attendance Requirement

Subject: Re: Attendance Requirement
From: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2005 - 10:10:47 EST

At 09:11 AM 1/24/05 -0500, David Mooney wrote:
>And financial. While I do understand the value of having
>composers in attendance, for those of us who are
>self-supporting and not attached to an institution that may
>provide some assistance for attending these sort of work
>related/professional development events, the requirement to
>attend is severely limiting.

I'll loudly second that, especially as I sit in -15 weather (-26C) in
Vermont. I look with some measure of envy at all the conferences that seem
so well-attended -- many by the same 'names' -- with professional
development support funding from their institutions (or at least a
continuing salary and time off to attend). Subsidized travel and
accommodations set aside for independent, non-institutional artists would
be most welcome.

(And while we're on the topic, there's the bias toward presenting work only
where one's own performers are provided for live+EA pieces. It's like
having to buy a booth at trade shows!)


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