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E-News Dec. 8th

Tuesday, December 8, 2015  
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Music Camp Classes Announced

A stellar lineup of instructors including David Amram, Alison Brown, Hot Club of Cowtown, Danny Fowler, and Betse Ellis among many others will present over 90 master classes and group sessions as part of the Feb 18-20 Winter Music Camp held at the Sheraton Hotel, adjacent to the conference hotel.

Classes range in level from beginner to expert and topics include Latin Bass Styles, Tex Mex Accordion, Irish Tenor Banjo Techniques, Western Swing Fiddle, Finger-style Blues, and Gospel Harmony. For the detailed schedule please check online.

Music Camp public tickets are on sale now. Space is limited. Discounted Sheraton hotel rooms are available for Campers who wish to stay on site.

Conference Info

Registration Rates Increase January 1!
Conference registration rates will increase on January 1, 2016. Be sure to register online before December 31. Members always receive a discounted registration rate and group members registering 3 or more people at a time receive an even further discount. 

Reserve Your Hotel Room
Rooms are going fast! Be sure to book your hotel room at either the Westin or the Sheraton. See below regarding room shares.

Hotel & Ride Share Forum
For those of you interested in sharing travel costs or hotel rooms, we have set up a forum on our website. The Hotel & Ride Share Forum is for members to coordinate between themselves - Folk Alliance will not coordinate for you.

Elevator Skins & Exhibit Hall Booths Still Available!
Elevator skins are one of the best marketing tools at the conference with your art covering the entire elevator. Placements are still available on the private showcase room floors. 

Exhibit Hall booths are a key way to book meetings, network and gain visibility at the conference. For more information on elevator skins or Exhibit Hall booths, contact Alex Mallett ( or 816.221.3655 x6).

Conference Delegate List
Each week we are posting on our website an updated conference delegate list. FAI members may download a version with delegate email addresses. A reminder that emails are for direct delegate contact only and are not for bulk mail or spamming.

Media Credentials
This year FAI is initiating a new online system for media credentials and coverage. To streamline the process media representatives are asked to register for a media pass by submitting a brief electronic form. The deadline to apply for media credentials is Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Donations to FAI as a 501c3

As a charity Folk Alliance is fundraising towards a $50,000 goal to support our advocacy, education, outreach, and scholarship efforts. Make your tax-deductible donation now as any donation made by Dec. 31 will be matched by the generosity of an anonymous donor.

In-kind donations of goods and services for our annual Silent Auction can by made by contacting

New Member Benefit

Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Folk Alliance International members receive a 3-month free trial, plus 15% off Bandzoogle membership!

Plans start at only $10/month, including free registration of your own '.com' domain. For more information, log in to your account at then head to the Member Benefits section.

Job Board

Simply Folk Host/Producer WPR seeks an engaging, knowledgeable host of Simply Folk on its statewide networks. Duties the selection of music and on-air hosting of this weekly, 3-hour folk music program. This is a half-time appointment based at WPR’s Madison studios.

Requires: A thorough knowledge of folk music and recordings, experience with digital audio production equipment, and an announcing style suitable for statewide broadcast. See detailed posting online at Contact:, 608-262-5221.


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