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1999 National Conference|
Region IV Conference
Region VIII Conference
Queens College, Hubert Howe
The Society of Composers is holding the 1999 National Conference in New York City, among a consortium of three institutions. Please send one composition along with cassette/DAT tape if available, scored for any ensemble up to 12 players (string quartet, piano trio, etc.), or specific ensembles: the NYU Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Big Band, Choral Arts, and a clarinet/piano duet; the Mannes Percussion Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble; Queens' Nota Bene Contemporary Ensemble, the Talujon Percussion Ensemble and a Bedient pipe organ. Electroacoustic works will also be considered.
In addition, performing ensembles willing to participate in the performance of the submitted scores are encouraged to apply as well. Please contact David Gompper for more information.
1. Scores, if applicable, with approximate timings and date of composition; "study" scores are appropriate--scores larger than 11"x17" must be reduced to this size or smaller.
2. A brief biographical sketch.
3. Tape recordings (cassette or DAT).
4. Self-addressed envelope with postage for the return of materials.
5. A stamped, self-addressed postcard for acknowledgment of receipt of materials.
6. An Information sheet with your name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail, SCI affiliation and the following information about the work: title, duration, instrumentation, and program notes.
7. No performance materials should be sent at this time; composers must guarantee immediate availability of performance materials.
8. Composers programmed on the last two National Conferences (1997 at FIU; 1998 at Indiana) are asked not to submit scores, to allow a wider pool of member composers to have the chance at a performance.
All composers programmed will be expected to attend the conference and be members of SCI by the date of the conference. Please expect the conference fee for this conference to be higher than normal, due to the additional costs of mounting events in NYC.
Submit scores to:
SCI 1999 National Conference
office phone: (319) 335-1626
The University of Iowa will act as a central depository site in order to keep track of all scores and tapes.
Region IVValdosta State University
November 5-7, 1998
Tayloe Harding, host
Region IV issues a Call for Scores and Presentation Proposals for the 1998-99 Regional
Conference hosted by the Department of Music at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA.
Composers are invited to submit no more than two works for any of the following forces: 1)
standard woodwind quintet; 2) standard brass quintet; 3) standard string quartet; 4) any
combination of the above with additional players available: percussionist, baritone and
soprano voice, double bass, and piano to a total available ensemble of no more than 10.
Electroacoustic works cannot be considered. Composers able to provide their own players
are encouraged to submit as well. Proposals for papers, panels, demonstrations and
workshops concerning any aspect of composers or the composition enterprise are welcome.
Please submit a 200-250 word abstract outlining the presentation, and indicating its
nature and time required for presenting. Supplemental materials are welcome. Send scores,
and cassettes, DATs or CDs of submitted work (if available), and contact info with specifics
regarding the availability of one's own performers, along with SASE, to:
Tayloe Harding, Head,
Inquiries to email@example.com; (912)333-5804. All selected participants are expected to attend the conference and be SCI members in good standing.
Region VIIIUniversity of Hawaii
March 11-13, 1999
Donald Reid Womack, host
Composers are invited to submit up to 2 works for solo instruments, instruments with tape, chamber ensembles, symphonic band, or orchestra. Available instruments for chamber works include all standard band and orchestral instruments (excluding harp), piano, saxophone, guitar, and soprano voice. Many non-western instruments are also available, though composers should contact the host to confirm availability before submitting scores. Composers may also submit papers on subjects dealing with any aspect of composition. Works involving non-Western instruments, or otherwise displaying non-Western influences are especially welcome. Composers are encouraged to provide their own performers. Works may be of any duration, but in order to program as many composers as possible, preference will be given to works of less than 10 minutes. Preference will also be given to members of Region VII. Composers performed at the conference must attend and must be (or become) members of SCI. Submissions must include score, with CD or cassette if available, a brief biography (including SCI regional affiliation), and brief program notes for each piece submitted. Composers should also indicate if they will provide their own performers. Materials must be postmarked no later than Sept. 1, 1998. Selected composers will be notified by Dec. 1, 1998. Materials will be returned only if a SASE is included.
Send materials to:
SCI Region VII Conference,