Organized by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Center for Louisiana Studies, the 2017 symposium will focus on South Louisiana instrument building. Seating is limited, so be sure to get tickets at the Eventbrite link above. The symposium will be held at Vermilionville's Performance Center, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA.
Welcome - Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould
Keynote Address - Dr. Mark DeWitt "Expressions of Human Intelligence and Creativity: Musical Instruments Worldwide and Here at Home"
A Band of Builders - Dr. Michael Martin, moderator; Joel Pautz, Randy Falcon, Kenny Champagne and Jay Steiner
LA Folklife Survey Update - Maida Owens Presentation of the Louisiana Folklife Tradition Bearer Award honoring Randy Falcon with Louisiana Folklife Commissioner John Sharp
Buffet Lunch in Performance Center ($15)
Master & Apprentice - Dr. Barry Ancelet, moderator Tina Pilione and Moisey Baudoin; Larry Miller and Jay Miller; Anya Burgess and Chris Segura
Sourcing Local to Create the Contemporary South Louisiana Sound - Karl Fontenot, moderator Chris Stafford, Jason Harrington, Milton Guilbeau and Frank Kincel
Closing Remarks - Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould