The 2004 ARSC-SAM Conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio,
Wednesday, March 10th through Sunday, March 14th.
for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and the Society for
(SAM) have joined forces to produce a truly remarkable
America's "North Coast." More than 130 papers, presentations,
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, you can download the entire
document now, if you have Adobe
Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. To
view the brochure, simply go tohttp://www.american-music.org/
click on the PDF link.
Make your travel plans now!
that ARSC and SAM sessions will continue through Sunday morning,
so plan your
departure accordingly. If flying, allow at least two hours to
the conference hotel to your gate at the airport. (A 4:00 p.m. or
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
Program highlights include three joint ARSC-SAM sessions: "Music
and File Swapping: Differing Views"; "Recording the History of
Traditional Music"; and "Collections and Archiving." All
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
Everyone registered for the conference is invited to a Welcome
the Ambassador Ballroom of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, from
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,
to the kind generosity of the Rock Hall management, we will enjoy
private, after-hours access to the landmark building and all
including an open discussion with senior curatorial and educational
Bus transport will be provided, at no extra charge.
afternoon, another no-charge bus excursion will take conference
University Circle -- the campus of Case Western Reserve
special session there will focus on the Cleveland Orchestra.
Those wishing to
sightsee can spend the afternoon exploring such world-class
institutions as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve
Society and Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, the Cleveland
the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland
Music. The afternoon will be capped by a reception hosted by
Department of Music. Buses will return to the conference hotel in
for "A Celebration of Music from Cleveland" -- a rare Friday-evening
The Saturday-evening joint reception and gala banquet will be
events, with the SAM Brass Band providing reception entertainment
folks and other musicians are invited to join in).
that the cutoff date for discounted Early Registration and hotel
is Monday, February 9, 2004. Don't procrastinate!
Conference Web Pages will be up soon, accessible from eitherhttp://arsc-audio.org/
ARSC Local Arrangements Chair for 2004
13532 Bass Lake
Chardon, OH 44024