HOME HOSTING INFORMATION
[CLICK HERE FOR HOME HOSTING APPLICATION PDF
A WORD FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Dear Potential Home Hosts,
As you already know, hosting one of our festival guests is an opportunity for you to become personally involved in the festival and get to know some of these brilliant artists on a personal level in exchange for 4 full complimentary tickets valid for entrance to all festival events (a $300 total value).
More importantly, this is a chance for you to introduce our tremendous community to the foreign and US musicians that come to St. Joseph every year for this monumental event.
Former guests to our festival have come from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Uruguay and throughout the US. Naturally, hosts with varied language skills are a great asset, but the majority of our guests speak English fluently.
Our guests usually arrive sometime on Wednesday and will be leaving Monday. If they are driving, they will come directly to the “DUC” (Downtown University Campus) and you can meet them there between 7:00-9:00 PM. If they are flying, you will be notified as to their flight plans so you can pick them up at Kansas City International Airport and take them to the DUC for the opening Orientation and Mixer.
The prize money and gifts for this year’s competition are in excess of $5000 which places us among the top 5 classical guitar competitions in the US and we are expecting more competitors than ever before so your participation as a home host is a vital aspect to the success of our festival.
Naturally, we offer families first choice of home hosting so that our international guests will have the full benefit of a traditional “Midwest experience!”
2010 Home Host Chairperson:
Debbie Kunz (816) 671-4300
Please print and fill out the Home Host PDF Application and return it to:
St. Joseph International Guitar Festival
Dept. of Music - Missouri Western State Univ.
attn: HOME HOSTING
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507-2294
I personally want to thank you for your support of the festival and your willingness to show your hospitality and pride in both our event and in St. Joseph. I know that hosting one of our guest artist will be a pleasure that you’ll remember for years to come!
Festival Founder and Director