2013 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission
SCI, in conjunction with ASCAP, announces the fourteenth in a series of annual commissions to be awarded to two student composers. The winners will be selected from a pool of finalists from each SCI region, and their music will be subsequently premiered at an SCI Conference and, if qualifying, recorded in the SCI CD Series.
1st place: $1500, recording in SCI CD Series, score published in SCI Journal of Music Scores
2nd place: $1000, recording in SCI CD Series
- Submit both a score (PDF) and a recording (MP3) of one work for any combination of instruments, voices, and/or electronics. The work must show competency in writing for the chosen medium. Regardless of the medium submitted, the subsequent commission may be limited to a particular instrumentation (to be negotiated with the host of the SCI Conference). The recording you submit can be of a studio session, a live performance or a sequenced format. All performance materials must be provided in hard copy by the winners.
- All entrants must be SCI members (at any level) at the time of submission. The student rate is $30 per year. If your institution has an SCI student chapter, then membership dues are $20.
- Do not send a membership application with your contest submission. Membership applications must be sent separately to the SCI membership office.
- For contest entry use the official entry form at www.societyofcomposers.org/students/ascapform.pdf
- Composers can be of any age and nationality, but they must be either a student enrolled in a college or university composition degree program or studying privately with a recognized professional composer. Send proof by submitting either a copy of your current transcript that clearly indicates your degree program or a letter from your composition teacher confirming that you are his/her student. The location of your school/teacher will determine the region in which your score will be initially adjudicated.
Each work will be adjudicated in one of nine regions (Region V is divided between East and West). Two winning scores will be selected from each region and sent to a conference or another appropriate venue for final adjudication. Two winning composers at the national adjudication will be chosen to write new works to be performed and recorded the following year. If there is no national conference, then the student national or a regional conference host will be chosen for the performance. The judges reserve the right to reconfigure the award money. The composer may choose to have the premiere performance placed on the SCI CD if an acceptable tape can be obtained or may reserve the option to arrange his/her own recording session. While it is our intention to include winning compositions on the SCI CD series, in all cases, the direct or indirect costs of an acceptable tape for inclusion must be born by the host institution, the composer, or an outside funding source. SCI reserves the right to choose the CD on which the winning works will be produced, either on the regular SCI CD series, or a special issue. The first place winner’s work will, if found acceptable, be placed in the SCI Journal of Music Scores. SCI will endeavor to arrange the performance and recordings to the mutual satisfaction of all parties, but reserves to itself final approval of the arrangements. Nevertheless, all rights to the music will remain with the composer.
For more information on this competition, please contact Dr. Anne Kilstofte at (623) 556-2276, email@example.com
Entry forms may be obtained at www.societyofcomposers.org/students/ascapform.pdf
For more information on membership, please go to http://www.societyofcomposers.org/join/howtojoin.php
Receipt Deadline: March 1, 2013
Region I ME, NH, VT, CT, MA, RI (NF, NS, NB, PQ, PE)
Region II NY, NJ, PR
Region III PA, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC
Region IV AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Region V (East) IN, MI, OH, (ON)
Region V (West) IL, IA, MN, ND, SD, WI, (MB)
Region VI AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX
Region VII NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM, HI, CA
Region VIII AK, WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, WY, (BC, AB, SK)
2012 Shen Yiwen and Elizabeth Nonemaker
2011 Eric Guinivan and Elliot Cless
2010 Andres Carrizo and Gilad Cohen
2009 Douglas Pew and Peiying Yuan
2008 Eric Nathan, Clint Needham, Josť-Luis Hurtado
2007 Jeremy Podgursky, Kryzysztof Wolek, and Ashley Fure
2006 Maxwell Dulaney, Carolyn O’Brien, Erin Gee, and Hermes Camacho
2005 Matt Tommasini, Eric Lindsay, Andrew Norman, and Jay Wadley
2004 Grace Choi, Douglas O'Grady, and Carl Schimmel
2003 Orianna Webb, Jeff Myers, and Dimitri Papageorgiou
2002 Jennifer Walshe, Geof Holbrook, and Mark Volker
2001 Ceiri Torjussen, Moiya Callahan, and Mei-Fang Lin
2000 Lansing McLoskey, Karim Al-Zand, and Ching-chu Hu
Composers can be of any age and nationality, but they must be either a high school student, or a student enrolled in a college or university composition degree program, or studying privately with a recognized professional composer.
Send proof of student status by submitting either a PDF copy of your current transcript that clearly indicates your degree program or a letter from your composition teacher confirming that you are his/her student.
All entrants must be SCI members (at any level) at the time of submission. The student rate is $30 per year. If your institution has an SCI student chapter, then membership dues are $20. Entrants may join SCI by going to the website http://www.societyofcomposers.org.
All entries should be clearly marked to indicate your SCI Region, which you can obtain by visiting the region information page on our website. Please note that Region V is divided into East and West.
Submit both a 2-channel MP3 recording and PDF score of one work for any combination of instruments, voices, and/or electroacoustic sound. Recordings of instrumental works can be of a studio session, a live performance or a MIDI/digital realization. Multi-media works are also encouraged and should be submitted as compressed MPEG files. The entrant may provide a URL so judges can download a higher-res version.
Regardless of medium submitted, the awarded commissions will be limited to a particular instrumentation (to be negotiated with the host of the National Conference).
To submit a work, create a folder (Lastname_title_region) with the following materials:
- A PDF file containing the composer’s bio, program notes, and the official submission form.
- The score of the work in PDF format.
- A stereo audio file (MP3 only) of the work.
- Compress the folder in zip format and name the compressed file with your last name, title of the piece and region (e.g., Stravinsky_RiteofSpring_3.zip)
Use the official PDF submission form (“save as” with your name before submitting) even if you are already a member.