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Upcoming Conferences

The Society of Composers, Inc., hosts several regional conferences and a national conference each year. Members are invited to submit compositions, paper presentations, sound installations, or panel discussions for any conference, regardless of its location or region, dependent on the performance or other limitations as set forth in the individual calls for scores.

Composers are usually required to attend conferences at which their compositions are performed. See the conference schedule below for upcoming regional and national events. Members are encouraged to be in touch with the respective conference hosts or the national office if they have any questions.


SCI Otterbein Snapshot Conference
Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio
November 4-5, 2016
Jennifer Merkowitz, Anna Butler, and Owen Hopper, hosts

2016 SCI Student National Conference
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
November 17-19, 2016
Carter Rice and Chad Powers, hosts


2017 Region IV Student Conference
University of North Carolina Greensboro
January 26-27, 2017
Elise Seifert, host

2017 Region VI Conference
The University of Texas at Arlington
February 2-4, 2017
Dan Cavanagh, host

2017 Region VIII Conference
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
March 1-4, 2017
Ryan M. Hare, host

2017 SCI National Conference
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
March 30-April 1, 2017
Christopher Biggs, Lisa Coons, and Richard Johnson, hosts


2018 Region III Conference
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia
TBA, 2018
Christopher Cook, host

2018 Region VI Conference
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
TBA, 2018
Craig Weston, host


2019 Region VI Conference
Texas A&M University—Commerce, Commerce, Texas
TBA, 2019
David Davies, host