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Welcome to SCI!

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.

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Why SCI?

Society of Composers, Inc. is an independent volunteer-based organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, and career goals of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

But what does that mean? How does SCI do these things?

Conferences

Every year, several multi-day conferences are coordinated by SCI members with the sole intention of presenting new and exciting works by fellow SCI composers. Not only are these conferences a vehicle to get your music performed and hear new pieces but also an opportunity to share ideas and  performance resources with other composers from across the country.  Professional contacts established at our conferences can benefit composers for their entire career.

SCI has one annual national conference in addition to the several conferences which happen on the regional level (and yes, you can submit works to regions other than your own!). SCI also has select conferences exclusively for student members.

Opportunities

SCI is also a great place to learn about opportunities for performances, awards, recordings, and commissions through the online list SCION. While SCI sends out a reminder about SCION once a month, new opportunities are listed all the time. SCION lists thousands of such calls for works each year.

SCI also provides certain opportunities which are only for SCI members. In addition to the conferences, SCI has partnered with ASCAP to create the annual SCI/ASCAP  Student Composition Commission. For all members, SCI publishes the Journal of Music Scores (consisting of members' scores) and thanks to our relationship with Parma Recordings, SCI offers composer-based recording opportunities and CD distribution.

Resources

With the conferences, the SCION opportunity list, the Journal of Music Scores, the Composers' CD Series, the Performers' CD Series, and the bi-monthly SCI Newsletter, SCI has a variety of ways to stay current and connected on the diverse world of contemporary music composition. You can even manage your own information, scores, and recordings using your personalized website available via your own mySCI Account!

Community

One of the main reasons for all of these features is to foster a sense of community and to facilitate dialog and the open share of ideas and resources between SCI members. Anyone can join SCI regardless of your compositional interests and tastes. More members means more diversity; more diverse musical voices means more interesting discussions! Membership in SCI provides more than a website with calls for scores. Membership in SCI provides a wide spectrum of resources meant to cultivate a strong and vibrant community of creative musicians.

Recent SCI News Items

Call for Submissions








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

Music Submissions

Paper Submissions

Deadline: 09/15/15

March/April Newsletter posted










The most recent SCI Newsletter has been posted! It features three articles:

"An Entrepreneurial View of Contemporary Techniques for the Bassoon: Multiphonics" by Jamie Leigh Sampson;

"(Broad)Casting a Wide Net"by Dorothy Hindman;

"Presenting New Music to Commemorate the Armenian Genocide" by Joseph Bohigian.

Previous publications of the SCI Newsletter can be viewed at anytime here.

2015 SCI/ASCAP Composition Competition Winners Announced


Sleeping I am carried... by David Clay Mettens (winner of graduate division)
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Violin Concerto by Jaehyuck Choi (winner of undergraduate division)
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Journal of Music Scores issues published







Volumes #52 and #53 of the SCI Journal of Music Scores have been published. Works included are:

Volume 52:
Chin Ting Chan - Acoustic Field
Shawn Crouch - Suspended Contact
Heather Gilligan - Dialogue 

Volume 53:
Dan Dickinson - de-lux
Nicholas Omiccioli - anima/animus

2016 SCI Region III Conference








CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

Marshall University, Huntington, WV
February 25-27, 2016
Submission Deadline:  August 15, 2015
Deadline Type: Electronic Submission
Entry Fee: None
Open To: All members of SCI with preference given to members of Region III