Little Rock Airport is 70 miles from Arkadelphia, a straight-shot southwest on I-30. It is still unclear as to whether we will be able to provide a shuttle service between the airport and Arkadelphia. We will know by the beginning of December. Car rental may be the option.
If traveling by car on I-30 from the east take Exit 78 and turn left on to Hwy 67. Continue south for c.4 miles. Turn right on Huddleston and left on 12th Street. After 1 block you will be at the Fine Arts Building. Parking is on the north side.
If traveling by car on I-30 from the west take Exit 73 and turn right; this is Pine Street. Follow Pine for c.2 miles through town. Turn left on 14th Street for 6 short blocks; turn right on Evans for 2 blocks. You will dead end into the Fine Arts Building. Parking is on the north side (to your left on 12th street).
Most of the hotels are at the north exit of I-30 to Arkadelphia. We will provide shuttle service. There are three hotels in Arkadelphia, each within a 5-8 minute walk of the Fine Arts building:
Pioneer Inn Captain Henderson House
$30 + tax (funky, yet close) $80-110 + tax (Victorian B&B)
College Inn Motel
$30 + tax (again funky, yet close)
Caddo Valley (I-30 & Hwy 7, c.4 miles):
Best Western Continental Inn Days Inn
$66 + tax $44.10 + tax
Holiday Inn Express Super 8 Motel
$69 + tax $52 + tax
A restaurant guide and map will be provided at the conference registration table.
A few other items:
You may pick up your submission package and materials during the conference.
We will schedule rehearsals with the guest composers and performers as time and logistics allow.
There will be a table in the lobby selling compact discs from several independent contemporary music labels. For example, I have asked Richard Brooks from Capstone Records to supply us with multiple copies of the past 20-30 releases, plus all of the SCI Series. If you have music released on other labels, or simply wish to sell or give away self-produced recordings, please let me know. This is a not-for-profit effort and all funds will be given to the composer or label.
Mid-February is damp and cool: bring rain gear.