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Music Under the Stars 30th Season & Dancing in the City

City
of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD)
2013
SEASON SUMMER CONCERT PROGRAMS APPLICATION
Music
Under the Stars 30
th
Season & Dancing in the City
INTRODUCTION
Since
1983, MCAD has programmed an outdoor summer concert program known as
Music
Under The Stars
,
which is held at the Chamizal National Memorial Park. Since 2010,
MCAD has programmed an outdoor dance concert program known as
Dancing
in the City
,
which is held at Arts Festival Plaza.
PURPOSE
To
provide a complement of local and guest performers that represent a
variety of musical genres with the intent of presenting El Paso
residents and visitors with the best possible free summer concert
programs. Along with local musicians and musical groups, the
programs feature professional musicians of regional, national and
international recognition.
The
El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is committed
to assisting in the development of El Paso’s creative sector and to
support access to arts and cultural activities for El Paso residents
and visitors alike. Through these summer concert programs the MCAD
provides free family-friendly entertainment to approximately 70,000
residents and visitors annually. Both programs present music from a
wide variety of cultures and artistic styles.
PROCESS
MCAD
is currently seeking musical performers for the 2013 season. The
line-up will include a diverse mix of performers with a variety of
rhythms, styles and musical influences.
MCAD
identifies performers by aggressively seeking out and recruiting
professional regional, national, and international performers and
also accepts applications and researches all recommendations made to
the MCAD.
NOTE:
At the time of contract execution, all international applicants must
have appropriate visas for travel and work in the U.S.
HOW
TO APPLY
Applicants
interested in being considered for the 2013 Summer Concert Programs,
must submit all of the following items
via
email only. Hand-written applications will NOT be considered
:
  1. Completed
    Participant Interest Form
    (incomplete
    applications will not be considered)
  2. Summary
    of professional history and biographical information in a Word
    format document only.
  3. Digital
    format Photographs
  4. Demo
    MP3; submit the best 90-second representation of your work
  5. Schedule
    of upcoming performances in a Word format document only
  6. Booking
    fees and related costs
  7. Do
    not assume that the Review Panel will already be familiar with your
    music or work.

    Send any additional materials that will help the review panel
    better understand the services provided by the organization;
    including scanned news clippings, mov. files, or any printed
    promotional material.
    DVD
    movies will not be considered.
  8. No
    VHS, DVDs, audiotapes or slides will be accepted
REVIEW
PROCESS
All
applications and all support materials will be reviewed by a
selection panel of community stakeholders who will make
recommendations to the MCAD for the 2013 Summer Concert Programs.
All
applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Quality
    of support materials
  • History
    and professional experience
  • Ability
    to provide 90 minute music-set and access to instruments
  • Evidence
    of professional reviews and critiques or recommendations
  • Reasonable
    booking fees and related costs
APPLICATION
TIMEFRAME
Applications
will be accepted by the MCAD beginning on September 10, 2012.
Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
All
applications and support materials must be emailed by 6:00 PM on
November
1, 2012
.
Hand-written
forms will not be accepted.

The participant form is included in this document, and may also be
downloaded from our website at
www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad.
SUBMIT
INFORMATION PACKETS TO:
All
Application packets must be emailed to:
mcadevents@elpasotexas.gov
For
additional information, please contact Chris Espinoza, Production
Coordinator, at 915-541-4895 or via email: espinozac@elpasotexas.gov.
NOTIFICATION
TO APPLICANTS
All
applicants will be notified in December 2012 of the status of their
request.

Whether or not you are selected for the 2013 season, the MCAD will
keep all submitted support materials for documentation and
promotional purposes.
In
addition, upon selection minor applicants or children’s groups
(under 18 years of age at time of contracting) must each submit a
Minor Release Form. The form is available upon request, and may also
be downloaded from our website at
www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad.
City
of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department
SUMMER
CONCERT PROGRAMS PARTICIPANT INTEREST FORM
2013
Season
Answer
all questions. Use a clear, easy to read font of at least 12-points.
Attach
all requested support materials. Hand-written forms will not be
accepted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Download
form at
www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad.
Name
of Band:
     
Type
of Music/Genre:
     
#
of Band Members:
     
Artist
Fee:
     
Manager/Primary
Contact:
     
Telephone
(include area code):
     
Email:
     
Website:
     
Mailing
Address:
     
City:
     
State:
     
Zip
Code:
     
DEADLINE
FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS
NOVEMBER
1, 2012, BY 6:00 P.M.
Email
all of the following by the deadline
(incomplete
applications will not be considered)
:

Participant
Interest Form
(this
form)

Summary
of professional history/biographical information
(Word
format document only;1-page max)

Digital
format photographs

Demo
MP3; submit the best 90-second representation of your work

Schedule
of upcoming performances in a Word format document only

Booking
fees and related costs

Digital
scanned samples of promotional materials, including news
clippings, media coverage,
Professional
reviews and/or critiques, letters of recommendation, etc.
Do
you have sufficient material to play/perform for 90 minutes?
YES

NO

Have
you participated in the
Music
Under the Stars in the past?
If
yes, indicate which program and date.
YES

NO

Are
any of the band members/performers under 18 years of age?
YES

NO

If
yes, is a Minor Release Form attached to this application?
YES

NO

MCAD
will keep all submitted materials for documentation and
promotional purposes.

FOR
MCAD USE ONLY – PLEASE DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE
Check
if received:
Qty/Each
Staff
Review Completed by (print name):

History/Bio

Photographs
Date
Stamp:

Demo
CD

Promo
material

Event
schedule

Booking
fees/costs

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