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South Central Division


January 14-15, 2017
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Division Competition Location:
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Fine Arts Center: 2412 Quapaw Way, State University, Arkansas
Fowler Center (Riceland Hall)

Competition Schedule:
Click here for a PDF of the schedule.

Campus Map:
Click here

Two campus buildings will be used for the competitions.

  • The Fine Arts Center will house the Brass, String, Woodwind and Voice Competitions, and all practice rooms are located there.
  • Due to construction, Quapaw Street will be partially closed. Therefore, if driving to the Fine Arts Center, turn into the main entrance of A-State onto Aggie, and take a left at University Loop. Turn right on Cherokee Street and work your way right through the large parking lot toward the Fine Arts Center. Signs will be posted to direct you. See map
  • All Piano Competitions will be at Riceland Hall, Fowler Center; there are no practice rooms in the Fowler Center, so pianists must warm up at the Fine Arts Building. Directions to Fowler Center
  • These two facilities are about a 10-minute walk from each other. Shuttle Transportation will be provided approximately every 20 minutes between buildings.

University classes will not yet be in session. Therefore, competition participants, parents, teachers, workers and judges may park for free in any Student, Visitor or Faculty spaces near either building. For Fowler Center/Riceland Hall (Piano competitions), park on the northeast side of the building, near the Convocation Center, and enter the doors on that side of the building. Click here.

Lodging Information:
Official Hotel:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jonesboro
3408 Access Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 934-1600
Contact Person: Suzie Woodring

Cut-off date for Special Group Rate of $104/night is Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Breakfast and WiFi included.

Other suggested Hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn
2840 South Caraway
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-7727

Memphis International Airport (80 minute drive)

There is also a small airport in Jonesboro, Arkansas, with flights from St. Louis, serviced by Air Choice One

Little Rock Airport (2 hours, 15 minute drive)

Shuttle Service from Memphis Airport:
Sunrise Shuttle (870) 530-5100 or runkelphil@yahoo.com. Rates are $50-110 per person, depending on number of people in car.

Special Events:
Saturday, January 14, will be a day of rehearsals in the performance spaces. Sunday, January 15, will be the actual competitions.

For answers to any questions about accommodations, facilities, directions and the like, please contact the Competitions Chair, Lauren Schack Clark, (870) 897-1782.