Conference Dates: August 16-19, 2011
Conference Location: College of Music, Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand
Conference Hosts: Christopher Schaub, Host and Amy Galbraith, Assistant Host
Everyone is welcome to attend the ADRA Conference. Registering for the conference will enable attendance to all conference activities.
Those wishing to present a concert, lecture or other event must submit an official proposal (more information can be found on the Proposals page) Each type of presentation, including performances, presentations/lectures, or masterclasses, should be either 20 or 50 minutes in length and one may submit more than one proposal. All styles of concerts or presentations will be considered for acceptance. A special concert hall will be used for student performances and students are encouraged to submit a proposal.
Oboists and bassoonists under the age of 30 can also participate by competing in the 1st International ADRA Oboe and Bassoon Competition (more information can be found on the Competition page).
It is hoped that all double reed players in attendance will play in the double reed ensemble concerts. A special time will be set every day for rehearsing oboe, bassoon, and mixed double reed large ensembles. On the final day of the conference, the double reed ensembles will perform in a formal concert. Music will be specially composed and arranged for this concert and the music will be emailed to participants before the start of the conference.
Check-in for the conference is at the information center, which is set at the entrance of the auditorium building at the College of Music, Mahidol University. For all inquiries and assistance at the conference, please visit during office hours, 9am-6pm. A first-aid center is located near the information center.
A conference pass with the member’s name is included in each participant package. The pass is used for identifying participants for admission to all events. It is required to wear the pass when entering each concert venue.
For all performers and presenters, the conference will issue a Certificate of Participation that will be included in the presenting participant’s pack (except for participants paying the daily registration fee). If certification is needed for collaborative musicians, please request this at the conference Registration and Information Center.
The official language of the conference is English, but all important conference information will be provided in Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Korean, and Thai. Conference registration, competition registration, and proposal submission must be completed in English.
English is not mandatory for making presentations (lectures, masterclasses, etc.), however, it is strongly encouraged. Presentations can be given in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai. Participants who give a lecture or similar presentation in a language other than English must provide a summary (handout) in English.
A limited number of translators will be available for the conference. Translation for official events (opening ceremony, etc.) will only be made to the English language. Participants are encouraged to help translate for their colleagues. Volunteers to translate for official events would be very much appreciated.
In most cases, a valid passport is sufficient to enter Thailand. Participants are advised to check visa requirements at least two months before their arrival. Information on visas and addresses of Thailand embassies is obtainable by visiting the web site of the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.go.th/web/12.php or by contacting the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand: email@example.com
A Letter of Invitation to attend, perform, or present at the conference will be sent upon individual request. It does not place any obligation on the Organizing Committee to cover fees or provide funds for traveling or living expenses. The Letter of Invitation is intended to facilitate the participants’ travel and visa arrangements and does not imply the provision of any financial or other support.
To obtain a Letter of Invitation send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please clearly state “INVITATION REQUESTED” in the SUBJECT LINE of your e-mail and include the purpose for which you need the Letter of Invitation, as well as your name, e-mail address and postal address. The letter will be sent to you by e-mail attachment.
All participants are reminded that neither the Organizing Committee nor the College of Music, Mahidol University are liable for any loss, accident or damage to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in acquiring health and travel insurance.
Several excursions trips will be offered to some of Bangkok’s famous tourist attractions. This information will be available at the Registration and Information Center during the conference. See the page Welcome to Thailand for more information about tourism in Thailand.
The College of Music, Mahidol University is one of the leading music schools in Southeast Asia and the leading music research institution in the region. Its design is part American comprehensive research university and part European conservatory. The college offers degrees from the high school through the doctoral level. The college has a large number of American, European, and Asian faculty and a majority of classes are taught in English.
The College of Music offers world-class facilities with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, making the perfect venue to hold a conference. The College of Music is located in the town of Salaya, a bustling college town just outside of Bangkok. Transportation to and from Bangkok is inexpensive and convenient.
The College of Music, Mahidol University is solely responsible for organizing and running the conference.