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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


Call for Works: Volume 32 of the SCI CD Series    Posted By: noreply@blogger.com (Andrew), Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000

This just in from Annie Neikirk, SCI submissions coordinator:
 
The Society of Composers, Inc. is pleased to announce a call for works for Volume 32 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.

Deadline: May 31, 2017, 11:59 pm EST

Prize: Inclusion on Volume 32 of the SCI CD Series, professionally released by PARMA Records.

Send your submissions today!

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!

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.