Dan Cavanagh and Elyse Kahler, co-hosts of the SCI 2020 National Conference at UTA, have issued one last update regarding the status of the conference.
It is with sadness that Dr. Kahler and I are announcing that we need to fully cancel the 2020 SCI National Conference, which was originally scheduled for March here at the University of Texas at Arlington, and then re-scheduled for October 2020. As I am sure many of you are experiencing, the plans for this upcoming fall are crystalizing for arts groups and universities. It is the same here. With the expected social distancing measures, inability to rehearse large ensembles, and web of travel restrictions likely to be in place, it is prudent for us to cancel the conference so that SCI may begin moving forward to the future.If you were a participant in the conference, you will be receiving a separate email from our music office colleagues to discuss the procedure for refunds provided that you have already paid.I hope each of you is finding a way to navigate this pandemic. It reminds me that art is even more important to humanity and we can’t take it for granted.
Dan Cavanagh Elyse Kahler”