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SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition. For Membership Information, including the member application, visit our membership information page.


Recent SCI News Items


Region IV Student Conference Call    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:01:00 +0000

The UNC Greensboro Chapter of SCI is excited to announce the call for scores for the Society of Composers, Inc. Region IV Student Conference!
Date: January 26-27, 2017
Location: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)

Any student currently enrolled in a high school or university is eligible to submit works, with a preference for students in SCI Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN). 

There is no registration fee for this conference. 

Submission Deadline: October 21, 2016
https://goo.gl/forms/W3S6A6yLQthGG5Q33











SCI Newsletter, Issue XLVI: 3    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000
Check out Issue XLVI: 3 of the SCI Newsletter, which features an interdisciplinary perspective on professionalism written by Andrew Martin Smith.











Call for Submissions    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:55:00 +0000

The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to host the 2017 Region VI Conference from Feb. 2-4, 2017.
Call for Scores (Deadline Sept. 30, 2016)
Call for Papers (Deadline Sept. 30, 2016)







CD Release!    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:48:00 +0000
We are excited about the recent release of MODES, the 30th edition to the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series, on Navona Records, a classical label imprint of audio production house PARMA Recordings!
Check it out!












SCI Newsletter, Issue XLVI: 2    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:10:00 +0000
Check out Issue XLVI: 2 of the SCI Newsletter, which features a Region III Conference Report from Mark Zanter.











SCI Newsletter, Issue XLVI: 1    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:03:00 +0000
Check out Issue XLVI: 1 of the SCI Newsletter, which features "Some Thoughts on the State of the Academic Job Market for Composers" by James Paul Sain, SCI President.










SCI Newsletter, Issue XLV: 6    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:36:00 +0000
Check out Issue XLV: 6 of the SCI Newsletter, which features a 50-year timeline of the Society compiled by Gerald Warfield (SCI General Manager)!










Competition Announcement!    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:57:00 +0000
SCI is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition:
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Undergraduate Competition:

Commission Winner:
Alex Berko (Aftershock)

Honorable mentions in undergraduate competition
(alphabetical order)
Ryan Lindveit (Spinning Yarns)
Frej Wedlund (Half-light on desolation)
Guang Yang (Immortelle)

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Graduate Competition:
Commission Winners:
(alphabetical order)
Thomas Kotcheff (bang Z)
Michael Seltenreich (Sparks and Flares)

Honorable mentions in graduate competition
(alphabetical order)
Andrew Babcock (Ventriloquy)
Jay Hurst (Still Lives for orchestra)
Charles Peck (Rift & Shade)

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Please join us in congratulating these young composers on their well-earned achievement!












SCI Newsletter, Issue XLV: 5    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:47:00 +0000
Check out Issue XLV: 5 of the SCI Newsletter! It features an article by Mike McFerron (SCI Executive Committee Chairman) that includes tips for submitting to composition competitions!


















2016 SCI Student National Conference    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 12 May 2016 10:11:00 +0000
The 2016 Society of Composers, Inc. Student National Conference solicits submissions for compositions, installations, and papers. The conference will take place at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, November 17--19. Any full or half-time student currently enrolled in a high school or university may submit works for consideration!

Prize: Performance at Conference
Deadline: 2016-07-20
Receipt Type: Digital Only
Fee: None to enter
Open To: SCI Student Composers
Submission: http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/30079.html 

2017 SCI National Conference: Call for Works    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:15:00 +0000
The Western Michigan University School of Music is thrilled to announce the call for scores for the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, taking place Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1st at WMU in Kalamazoo, MI. Composers, scholars, and installation artists are invited to submit works.

Prize: Performance at 2017 SCI National Conference
Deadline: 2016-06-15
Receipt Type: Digital Only
Fee: None to enter
Open To: SCI Members

Call for Recordings    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:58:00 +0000

We are pleased to announce a call for Volume 31 of the Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series.  The winning entries will be released by Navona Records, a label under PARMA Recordings.
Deadline: May 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.
Prize:  Inclusion on Volume 31 of the SCI CD Series, professionally released by PARMA Records.
Fee: None to enter. Selected composers must pay production costs of $90 per minute for music selected.

SCI Student Chapter at BSU    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Mike McFerron), Fri, 18 Mar 2016 04:45:00 +0000

Kyle Jones and Ben Mossler sold cookies to raise money for the SCI Student Chapter at Ball State University during the 46th Annual Festival of New Music. Interested in starting a student chapter at you school? It's easy! See this page for more information.

Call for Scores    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:50:00 +0000
We are pleased to announce a call for works for Volume 56 and 57 of the Journal of Music Scores.
Deadline: May 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.
Prize: Inclusion on Volume 56 or 57 of the SCI Journal of Music Scores.

Fee: None.
More details / submission: http://www.musicavatar.org/categories/30075.html

SCI Region III: Congratulations!    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:18:00 +0000
Many thanks and congratulations to Mark Zanter, host of this year's SCI Region III Conference, for curating such a fantastic series of events at Marshall University!








SCI Region VI: Congratulations!    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:08:00 +0000
Many thanks and congratulations to Dan Racer and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, co-hosts of this year's SCI Region VI Conference, for putting on such a wonderful new-music event!








2016 SCI Region III Conference    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:04:00 +0000
2016 SCI Region III Conference
Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia
February 25-27, 2016
Mark Zanter, host

http://www.marshall.edu/somt/music/sci/ 

#SCIRegionIII

SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:57:00 +0000

- - - CALLING ALL STUDENT COMPOSERS - - - 
Time is running out!!!!

2016 SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition Deadline: March 1, 2016

Submit today!!!


SCI CD Series Winners Announced    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:34:00 +0000





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

Valence III by Robert A. Baker
Acoustic Field by Chin Ting Chan
Five Songs of Love by Arthur Gottschalk
As Far As Possible by Karen Keyhani
Princess Ka'iulani by Nolan Stolz
Melodía sin melodía by Benjamin D. Whiting
A Mournful Cry by Ho Kwen Austin Yip

Congratulations to our winners!
We would also like to acknowledge our judges: Andrew Martin Smith, Joseph Klein, Joo Won Park, Kyong Mee Choi, Per Bloland, and Judith Cloud. Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to adjudicate this call -- your work is indispensable to our organization.

July/August Newsletter posted    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:37:00 +0000



The XLV: 4 issue of the SCI Newsletter has been published! Check out Navid Bargrizan's interview with Don Freund, featured composer for the 2015 SCINational Conference at the University of Florida, as well as Ian Guthrie's article "The Business with Composers."





SCI Region I: Congratulations!    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:49:00 +0000

Congratulations to Beth Wiemann, host for this year's SCI Region I Conference, and the University of Maine for presenting such an exciting series of events!!!
#SCIRegionI




May/June Newsletter posted    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:26:00 +0000

















The XLV: 3 issue of the SCI Newsletter has been published! Check out Eric Honour's article "Music Technology Performance at the University of Central Missouri" and all of the resources and upcoming events for SCI Members here.

SCI Membership    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:54:00 +0000








There has never been a better time to be a member of the Society of Composers, Inc.

Join today and begin receiving the full benefits of SCI Membership!

Journal of Music Scores Winners Selected    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:27:00 +0000







We are pleased to announce the works that have been selected for the 54th and 55th volume of the SCI Journal of Music Scores:

that's a new dog by Francis Kayali
His Branches Run Over The Wall by David DeVasto
re[sou]nding by Chin Ting Chan
Nightscape by Jonathan Graybill
In the Midst by Ingrid Stölzel
Calligrammi II by Igor Karaca
Shapes of the wind by Martin Gendelman
À force de crier au loup... by Oren Boneh
Faustus Songs by Robert A. Baker

Congratulations to our winners!

We would also like to acknowledge our distinguished judges: Ryan Olivier, Jason Bahr, Jessica Rudman, Jorge Variego, Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Daniel Weymouth.
Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to adjudicate this call!

Call for Submissions    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:20:00 +0000








The SCI 2016 Region VI Conference call for submissions is now published and accepting submissions.

Music Submissions

Paper Submissions

Deadline: 09/15/15