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Recent SCI News Items


2020 Society of Composers National Conference    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (David), Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:49:00 +0000
The Society of Composers, Inc., in conjunction with the Department of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington, is pleased to announce a call for scores for the 2020 SCI National Conference. The conference will be held March 26-28, 2020, on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington, in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2019. Composers may submit up to two works. Works should be no longer than 20 minutes, but works shorter than 10 minutes are most likely to be programmed. Composers whose works will be performed at the conference will be notified via email no later than Nov. 1, 2019.

For full details or to submit, see the call for scores on New Music Engine:
https://www.newmusicengine.org/categories/2020-Society-of-Composers-National-Conference/

2019 SCI Jazz Composition Award [Deadline: September 3, 2019 at 11:59pm]    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:05:00 +0000

2019 SCI Jazz Composition Competition
Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce the second annual Jazz Composition Competition. One first prize will be awarded to a composer.
First prize: $500.00

To Qualify
All entrants must be SCI members at the time of submission. Join SCI here: http://www.societyofcomposers.org/join
Submitted works must have been composed in the past 5 years from the submission deadline. Only original works for jazz big band are eligible; arrangements are not eligible. The work submitted must have not received an award in a national or international composition contest.

To Apply
Submit both a score (PDF) and a recording (mp3) of one work composed for standard jazz band instrumentation [5 saxophones (with or without standard doubles), 4 trumpets/flugelhorns, 4 trombones (3 tenor plus bass), piano, guitar, bass, drum set]. The recording submitted can be of a studio session, live performance, or sequenced format. Live or studio recording preferred.
Scores should be free of identifying information, using only a title and pseudonym marked on the score.

Apply at New Music Engine at: https://www.newmusicengine.org/categories/2019-SCI-Jazz-Composition-Award/index.html

Receipt Deadline: September 3, 2019, 11:59pm

For additional information or questions, contact the contest coordinator, Dan Cavanagh, at cavanagh@uta.edu

Winners will be notified by October 15, 2019

SCI Journal of Music Scores, Vol. 60-61 [DEADLINE 7/30/2019; 11:59 pm EST]    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:21:00 +0000

The Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce a call for works for Volume 60 and 61 of the Society of Composers Journal of Music Scores. 

To see an archive of past SCI Journals, please visit here.

Prize: Inclusion on Volume 60 or 61 of the SCI Journal of Music Scores.

Fee: None to Enter.

Submission Guidelines 

All submissions must be made at New Music Engine. Submissions sent via email, post, or other methods will not be considered.
Only current members of SCI are eligible to apply. To become a member of SCI, visit here.
Composers may submit one composition for consideration. This work may be for any instrumentation, for any number of performers, in any style, and in any media including electroacoustic. Composers whose works have been included in the previous five volumes of the Journal are ineligible to apply.
All submitted scores and recordings must be ANONYMOUS. Any element that may reveal the composer must be removed. This includes composer's name from all pages (front matter and copyright included), dedications, catalogue information, and file names.
Scores should be no more than 25 pages long and must be legible when reduced to 8.5x11 dimensions (portrait or landscape acceptable). 
All score submissions must be uploaded a single, anonymous .pdf document containing the entirety of the score and all front matter. Multi-movement works must include all movements in a SINGLE .pdf file. 
Submitting a recording is optional but preferred. Multi-movement works must include all movements in a single audio file. For submissions, accepted audio formats include .aif, .wav. and .mp3. 
A panel of professional composers will judge each anonymous entry independently. Scores will be adjudicated for both their musical content and for the quality and clarity of their engraving. The resulting scores will be tabulated with the highest scoring works selected for inclusion. Submitting composers will be notified of the panel's decision by the end of the summer. 
Any questions can be directed to Chin-ting Chan.

SCI CD series, Vol. 34 [Deadline 7/30/2019; 11:59 pm EST]    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:20:00 +0000

June 30, 2019, 
The Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce a call for works for Volume 34 of the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series. The winners of this call will be featured on our SCI CD Series, released by Navona Records, a label under PARMA Recordings. To see an archive of past SCI CDs, please visit here.

For a more detailed look at a recent release, see NAVONA's page: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6112/

Prize: Inclusion on Volume 34 of the SCI CD Series, professionally released by PARMA Records.

Fee: None to Enter.

Submission Guidelines 

All submissions must be made at New Music Engine. Submissions sent via email, post, or other methods will not be considered.
Only current members of SCI are eligible to apply. To become a member of SCI, visit here.
Composers may submit one composition for consideration. This work may be for any instrumentation, for any number of performers, in any style, and in any media including electroacoustic. Composers whose works have been included in the previous five volumes of the CD are ineligible to apply.
All submitted recordings and scores must be ANONYMOUS. Any element that may reveal the composer must be removed. This includes composer's name from all pages (front matter and copyright included), dedications, catalogue information, and file names.
Multi-movement works must include all movements in a single audio file. For submissions, accepted audio formats include .aif, .wav. and .mp3. 
Selected composers will need to provide hi-resolution audio files upon acceptance. Submissions lacking the proper audio attachment will not be considered. There will not be an additional recording session for selected works. Therefore, both the quality of the audio recording as well as its compositional merit will be considered in the selection process.
Submitting a score is optional but preferred. Any score submissions must be uploaded a single, ANONYMOUS .pdf document containing the entirety of the score. Multi-movement works must include all movements in a SINGLE .pdf file. 
MIDI realizations of acoustic works are NOT acceptable. Remember, the winning selections for the CD will be chosen based on both their musical content and the quality of the recording. 
In the "Bio(s)" text field, please include the composer's biographical sketch, limited to 200 words.
A panel of professional composers will judge each anonymous entry independently. The resulting scores will be tabulated with the highest scoring works selected for inclusion. Submitting composers will be notified of the panel's decision by the end of the summer. 
Any questions can be directed to submissionscoordinator@societyofcomposers.org Chin-ting Chan.

2019 SCI REGION V Conference (Deadline May 13th)    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Mon, 13 May 2019 16:41:00 +0000

Call for Submissions 

Eastern Illinois University is pleased to announce a call for works for the 2019 Region V Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. The conference will be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, October 11-12, 2019.

Selected composers must be current SCI members. Preference will be given to members within Region V (IN, MI, MN, OH, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD, WI, MB, ON). Student submissions are welcomed and encouraged. Submission of works for which the composer can provide performers are welcomed and encouraged.
Composers may submit up to 2 works. Works that are no more than 15 minutes in duration will have the best chance of being programmed. All scores and recordings (MIDI is acceptable if no live recording is available) should be submitted online only via the New Music Engine website (www.newmusicengine.org). All composers will be notified about the acceptance status of their submission no later than July 15, 2019.
(Early submissions are strongly encouraged to help accommodate conductors and performers planning their repertoire for the season. Early acceptance/notification may be possible in some cases.)

Submitted works can fit into any of these categories:
1. Wind Symphony: (picc, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 4 saxophones (SATB or AATB), 5 trumpets, 4 horns, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, 5 percussionists.)
2. Percussion Ensemble (up to 16 players)
3. Concert Choir
4. Chamber Choir
5. Jazz Band
6. Solo/Chamber
Solo/Chamber: Compositions for Instrumental/vocal or mixed-media (any instrument or combinations of instruments) for consideration by EIU performers. Works that draw from the following list will have the best chance of being programmed by EIU performers: picc, fl, ob, eng horn, cl, bass cl, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, euph, tuba, sax, vln, vlc, db, piano, percussion, all voices. Any chamber piece requiring more than three string players will not be a good fit for the resources available for this conference.
7. Electroacoustic Music
Compositions for fixed audio or audio/video media, and/or live computer/electronics; installations. Works can be diffused over an 8.1 audio system.
8. Composer Provided Performer
Composers are encouraged to bring their own performers. Solo and chamber works for all choral and orchestral instruments may be submitted for consideration by EIU performers. However, please note that Eastern Illinois University does not have a faculty harpist, organist, or classical guitarist.
EIU Electronic Music Studios encourages submission of electronic media and art for presentation. We have a state-of-the-art performing arts center which can accommodate video projection and multichannel audio playback. In your submission, please provide detailed technical requirements, and list what the composer can provide.
Composers and presenters who are selected for this conference are required to remit a registration fee and must agree to attend the festival. Regrettably, SCI is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums to conference participants.

Upload submissions to the New Music Engine at: https://www.newmusicengine.org/categories/2019-SCI-Region-V-Conference/index.html

The Annual SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition [Deadline: May 1, 2019]    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:16:00 +0000



The annual SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition is now open, with two levels, one for undergrad/high school composers and one for graduate students. Details are available at this link: CLICK HERE

The competition is for composers who are members AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION.

Although composers are expected to be SCI student members at the time of application, I want to emphasize that the membership fee ($25/$35) is not intended as an application fee, and it is not used to finance the contest?s commission awards. Rather, it is a special opportunity for students who are already members and an invitation to non-members to try out SCI, Inc. for a year to experience what the organization can offer members: 
      
-connection to nearly 1500 other composers,
-performance opportunities at regional and national SCI    conferences
-specialized SCI Snapshot conferences specifically for students    
-access to a wide variety of email postings and discussions  amongst members
-an online opportunities listing that is inclusive, up-to-date, and  easy to use? publication and recording opportunities available only to SCI  members

If you have composition students or know composers who might fit into either level, please consider personally inviting them to participate, and tell them the reasons for your own SCI membership. It is clear that women composers are a much smaller portion of the SCI membership, and it is also clear that there has been a much smaller proportion of women entering the contest in the past. This may also be true of composers-of-color, but it harder to know that because it is often not apparent from names. I invite you to make a special effort to encourage any young composers to enter who might not have thought about joining a professional organization or who might be unsure of the reception they would receive. An influx of young composers, including those in under-represented groups, would be a lovely bonus outcome of this year?s competition and we would welcome them!

Deadline: May 1, 2019

For further information, please feel free to contact Zae Munn.

Zae Munn
SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition Coordinator 


UPCOMING 2019 SCI Conferences    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:07:00 +0000

2019 SCI National Conference
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 28-31, 2019
Peter Gilbert and Karola Obermüller, hosts
http://www.societyofcomposers.org/conferences/2018_2019/2019national.html
*Housing Availability: Best Western $74+tax. 
A room block of 15 kings and 5 double queens is being reserved for SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS - you can call 505-242-7022 to make reservations. 

Here's a link to other places - please note these are the February rates. If you call other hotels, be sure to explain you are a guest of UNM and would like to have the UNM rate - and March rates are sure to be higher.

http://purchase.unm.edu/local-hotel-information/index.html


2019 Region VI Conference
Texas A&M University?Commerce, Commerce, Texas
April 11-13, 2019
David Davies, host
http://www.societyofcomposers.org/conferences/2018_2019/2019region6.html

The Annual SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition [Deadline: May 1, 2019]    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:52:00 +0000

The annual SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition is now open, with two levels, one for undergrad/high school composers and one for graduate students. Details are available at this link, and there is a pdf poster attached to this email for printing and email forwarding.


Although composers are expected to be SCI student members at the time of application, I want to emphasize that the membership fee ($25/$35) is not intended as an application fee, and it is not used to finance the contest?s commission awards. Rather, it is a special opportunity for students who are already members and an invitation to non-members to try out SCI, Inc. for a year to experience what the organization can offer members: 
          
-connection to nearly 1500 other composers,
-performance opportunities at regional and national SCI    conferences
-specialized SCI Snapshot conferences specifically for students    
-access to a wide variety of email postings and discussions  amongst members
-an online opportunities listing that is inclusive, up-to-date, and  easy to use? publication and recording opportunities available only to SCI  members

If you have composition students or know composers who might fit into either level, please consider personally inviting them to participate, and tell them the reasons for your own SCI membership. It is clear that women composers are a much smaller portion of the SCI membership, and it is also clear that there has been a much smaller proportion of women entering the contest in the past. This may also be true of composers-of-color, but it harder to know that because it is often not apparent from names. I invite you to make a special effort to encourage anyyoung composers to enter who might not have thought about joining a professional organization or who might be unsure of the reception they would receive. An influx of young composers, including those in under-represented groups, would be a lovely bonus outcome of this year?s competition and we would welcome them!

Deadline: May 1, 2019

For further information, please feel free to contact Zae Munn.

Zae Munn
SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition Coordinator 

SCI REGION VI "CALL FOR PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS" [DEADLINE Nov. 30]    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:15:00 +0000
From the desk of Leslie La Barre (Marketing Coordinator) and David Davies (SCI 2019 Region VI Conference Coordinator)


SCI REGION VI "CALL FOR PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS" 
[DEADLINE Nov. 30]

The Society of Composers, Inc., Region VI (AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX) Conference will be held April 11-13 at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, TX hosted by Dr. David Davies.

Along with the performance of works by SCI composers, we are also extending a call for Papers and Presentations by members of SCI who wish to share their research pertaining to compositional technique, pedagogy, contemporary trends, and analysis.

Please submit abstracts of 300 words or less as a PDF through New Music Engine. In the file, include any technology requirements. Paper sessions will last a total of 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions.

Individuals who have submitted scores in response to the earlier call may also submit for the paper presentation. Composers are limited to one paper submission each.

The deadline for submission is November 30th and applicants will be notified via email by January 15th. In order for us to be sure to meet our Conference program printing deadline, we ask that a submissions include a 150 word bio and print quality jpeg headshot.

For additional information you can contact Dr. David Davies at david.davies@tamuc.edu.

Please upload your submission to New Music Engine. 

Click to Apply! 



The 2018 SCI Jazz Contest Winner and Honorable Mention    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:32:00 +0000
From the desk of Leslie La Barre (Marketing Coordinator) and Dan Cavanagh (SCI Jazz Contest Coordinator)

The Society of Composers, Inc. would like to congratulate the winner and honorable mention of the first SCI Jazz Contest 2018!

Congratulations: 
Winner and recipient of the $500 award: 
Justin Morell for his work Terraforming


Honorable mention (no monetary award): 
Remy Le Boeuf, for his work Secondhand Smile


2019 SCI Region VI Conference Call for Scores (Deadline October 12, 2018)    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:09:00 +0000
From the desk of Leslie La Barre (Marketing Coordinator) and David Davies (SCI 2019 Region VI Conference Coordinator)

The Society of Composers, Inc., Region VI (AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX) Conference will be held April 11-13 at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, TX. 
All composers are welcome to submit works for consideration, though preference in score selection will be given to SCI composers who are members of Region VI. 

To join, go to www.societyofcomposers.org. Selected composers must join SCI and also attend the conference in order for their work to be performed. Submissions from student composers are strongly encouraged, as are submissions from composers who are able to supply their own performers.

Composers may submit up to 2 works for any of the listed performers/ensembles (with exceptions for those who are able to provide their own performers). Works should not exceed 20 minutes in length and selected movements of longer works are acceptable. All scores and recordings should be submitted through the New Music Engine site. MIDI recordings are acceptable if no live recording is available.

The deadline for submission is October 12, 2018. Composers whose work(s) will be performed at the conference will be notified via e-mail no later than December 19th. Interested composers are encouraged to submit their work as early as possible to accommodate conductors and performers looking to plan their repertoire for the semester. 

Works for solo instrument (accompanied or solo) may be submitted for the following instruments: 
Any voice type, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Trumpet, 
Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium 

Works may be submitted for the following large ensembles: 
Wind Ensemble, SATB Choir, Jazz Band

Works may be submitted for the following chamber ensembles: 
Brass Quintet, Brass Quartet (Tpt, Hn, Tbn, Tba), Woodwind Trio (Fl, Cl, Sax), Saxophone Quartet, Trombone Choir, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, Brass Choir, Trumpet Choir
Solo and chamber works involving string instruments may be submitted. However, composers should take note that A&M-Commerce does not have a string program and composers are strongly encouraged to provide their own string players. Composers who cannot supply their own performers are still welcome to submit, as the Department of Music may secure supplemental string musicians for the conference. 

Composers and presenters who are selected for this conference are required to remit a registration fee and must agree to attend the conference. The Society of Composers, Inc. is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums to conference participants. 

For questions about the SCI 2019 Region VI Conference, contact David Davies at david.davies@tamuc.edu.

CLICK HERE to submit your application today!



2018 SCI Jazz Composition Competition (Deadline July 15, 2018)    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:25:00 +0000

From the desk of Leslie La Barre (Marketing Coordinator)

2018 SCI Jazz Composition Competition
Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce the first annual Jazz Composition Competition. One first prize will be awarded to a composer.
First prize: $500.00

To Qualify
All entrants must be SCI members at the time of submission. Join SCI at http://www.societyofcomposers.org/join.

Submitted works must have been composed in the past 5 years from the submission deadline. Only original works for jazz big band are eligible; arrangements are not eligible. The work submitted must have not received an award in a national or international composition contest.

To Apply
Submit both a score (PDF) and a recording (mp3) of one work composed for standard jazz band instrumentation [5 saxophones (with or without standard doubles), 4 trumpets/flugelhorns, 4 trombones (3 tenor plus bass), piano, guitar, bass, drum set]. The recording submitted can be of a studio session, live performance, or sequenced format. Live or studio recording preferred.

*Scores should be free of identifying information, using only a title and pseudonym marked on the score.*

Receipt Deadline: July 15, 2018, 11:59pm

For additional information or questions, contact the contest coordinator, Dan Cavanagh, at scijazzcontest@gmail.com

Winners will be notified by October 1, 2018

CLICK HERE to submit your application today!

SCI/ASCAP Competition results    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (David), Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:52:00 +0000

From the desk of 
Ian Guthrie (Assistant Marketing Coordinator) & 
Zae Munn (SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition Coordinator)

Congratulations to the winners and honorable mention recipients in the 2018 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition. They are listed here along with links to sound files of their winning compositions.

High School/Undergraduate Division:
Winner: Matthew Schultheis, Chamber Concerto
https://soundcloud.com/mschultheis/chamber-concerto-for-15-players

Honorable Mention: Stephen Karukas, I am [electric]
https://iu.box.com/s/7i682cq1h887rigel5eo17oa5ser1q9k

Graduate Division 
Winner: Felipe Tovar-Henao, Danzas Encefalicas
https://soundcloud.com/felipetovarhenao/danzas-encefalicas-2017-for-sinfonietta-and-electronics

Honorable Mention: Charles Peck, Vinyl
https://soundcloud.com/charlespeckmusic/vinyl-for-chamber-orchestra/s-5kGK8

SCI CD series, Vol. 33    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Sun, 27 May 2018 02:18:00 +0000

From the desk of Leslie La Barre
(Marketing Coordinator) & Chin-ting Chan (Submissions Coordinator)


Deadline: May 31, 2018, 11:59 pm EST.

The Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce a call for works for Volume 33 of the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series. The winners of this call will be featured on our SCI CD Series, released by Navona Records, a label under PARMA Recordings. To see an archive of past SCI CDs, please visit this page.

Any questions can be directed to Chin-ting Chan: submissionscoordinator@societyofcomposers.org

                      Submit your application here!

SCI Journal of Music Scores, Vol. 58-59    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Sun, 27 May 2018 02:12:00 +0000

From the desk of Leslie La Barre
(Marketing Coordinator) & Chin-ting Chan (Submissions Coordinator)

Deadline: Thursday, May 31st, 2018


The Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce a call for works for Volume 58 and 59 of the Society of Composers Journal of Music Scores.To see an archive of past SCI Journals, please visit our WEBSITE.

Any questions can be directed to Chin-ting Chan: submissionscoordinator@societyofcomposers.org.

For Submission Guidelines, please click HERE. 

Deadline for submission is MAY 31, 2018. 

                Submit your application today!

2019 SCI NATIONAL CONFERENCE    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (SCI Marketing Coordinator), Sun, 27 May 2018 01:49:00 +0000

From the desk of Leslie La Barre
(Marketing Coordinator)

-Deadline: Friday, June 1st, 2018-


The University of New Mexico and the Robb Musical Trust are pleased to invite composers of all ages and nationalities to submit scores for performance at the 2019 SCI National Conference (March 28th to March 31st, 2019) as part of the 48th annual John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium.

*Questions about the conference may be directed to the Robb Musical Trust Program Specialist, Eva Lipton-Ormand: admin@robbtrust.org. 

For more information, please click HERE.

Special guest performers include: 
The Arditti String Quartet
Sound Icon
Emanuele Arciuli
Chatter
New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble
UNM Music Department ensembles and performance faculty.

Deadline for submission is June 1, 2018. Programming decisions will begin to be announced starting on Sept. 15, 2018.

                Submit your application today!




SCI Student National Conference Announced    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:51:00 +0000
From the desk of Natalie Williams
(SCI Student Chapter Coordinator)
---------------
We are delighted to announce the next SCI Student National Conference
September 27-29, 2018 at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.

Submit your applications today!

SCI CD Series Selection Announcement    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:40:00 +0000
From the desk of Anne Neikirk (SCI Submissions Coordinator):

It is my great pleasure to announce the works that have been selected for the next SCI CD Series:

Tsigili'i - (Black-Capped Chickadee) by Jonathan Graybill
Rejuvenated (Variations on a Youthful Theme) by Matthew Jaskot
L'etere del Tempo by Keith Kramer
Song of the Avadhut by Gabriel Malancioiu
Rhapsody No. 1  by Vaibhav Mohanty
Dreams Interrupted by Mark W. Phillips
Refugees by Robert Strobel
When All Else Fails (Take Your Time) by Jacob Thiede

I would also like to acknowledge our judges: Igor Karaca, Leah Reid, Rebecca Waller Gillan, Christopher Coleman, and Mark Petering. Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to adjudicate this call - your work is indispensable to our organization.

Congratulations to our winners!

CD Release!    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:29:00 +0000
SCI and PARMA Recordings invite you to experience the recent Navona release of ASCEND, Volume 31 of the SCI CD Series, featuring works by Patrick Houlihan, Joungmin Lee, Paul SanGregory, Mike McFerron, Justin Writer, Aaron Alon, Michael Pounds, Jeffrey Loeffert, and Stephen F. Lilly.


















SCI/ASCAP Winners Announced    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:41:00 +0000
We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Winner: Undergraduate/High School Division
Daniel Bayot for The Philosophy of Wood

Runner-Up: Undergraduate/High School Division
Micah Burkhardt for Shards of Us


Winner: Graduate Division
Peter Shin for Relapse

Runner-Up: Graduate Division
Joshua Hey for Lens Flare from Alpha Centauri 
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Mark Phillips Announced as Next President of SCI    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:42:00 +0000

We are pleased to announce Dr. Mark W. Phillips as the next President of the Society of Composers, Inc. by virtual acclamation.
Our current President, Dr. James Paul Sain, will officially install Dr. Phillips as the next leader of our organization during the SCI National Conference, held at Western Michigan University, March 30-April 1, 2017. We extend our congratulations to Dr. Phillips, and we thank Dr. Sain for his many years of exceptional service to our society!















2017 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:05:00 +0000
SCI, in conjunction with ASCAP, is pleased to announce the 17th annual Student Commission Competition. One first prize will be awarded to an undergraduate or high school student composer and one first prize to a graduate student composer. These commissioned works will be premiered at an SCI Conference and, if qualifying, a recording of the work will be included on the SCI CD Series.








 

SCI Newsletter, Issue XLVI: 4    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:31:00 +0000
Check out Issue XLVI: 4 of the SCI Newsletter, which features an article about the SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition written by Mark Phillips.
















SCI CD Series Winners Selected    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:05:00 +0000
It is with great pleasure that we announce the works that have been selected for the next SCI CD Series:

Snoqualmie Passages by Patrick Houlihan
Embark by Stephen F. Lilly
Bombinate by Jeffrey Loeffert
Shining Through Cracks  by Paul SanGregory
Fantasia  by Justin Writer
Vexatious by Joungmin Lee
Dulce Et Decorum Est by Aaron Alon
Breathing 2: Re/Inspiration by Michael Pounds
If You Walked a Mile by Mike McFerron

Congratulations to our winners!

Journal of Music Scores Winners Selected    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:04:00 +0000
It is with great pleasure that we announce the works that have been selected for the next SCI Journal of Music Scores:

Rondeaux by Alex Liebermann
Bottom Heavy by Scott Lee
Dulce Et Decorum Est by Aaron Alon
Breathless by Chris Arrell
Meditation by Roydon Tse
Shadow Dance by Ed Martin

Congratulations to our winners!