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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

July/August Newsletter posted

Max Giteck Duykers
Read Max Giteck Duykers's article "Quantifying MIDI Use for Instrumental Composers" in the latest issue of the SCI Newsletter.

Journal of Music Scores issues published

Issues #50 and #51 of the SCI Journal of Music Scores have been published. Works included are:

Volume 50

  • Federico Bonacossa - Rivir
  • Bryce Cannell - Refractions
  • Eric Guinivan - Aspen Winds
  • Corey Keating - As the Night Blooms
  • Philip Schuessler - Monochrome Variations

Volume 51

  • Jay C. Batzner - Silhouettes, Receding
  • Eric Guinivan - Prelude: Hymn and Snowfall
  • Jessica Rudman - First Praise
  • Nolan Stolz - Princess Ka?iulani
  • Jacob Walls - Thirst

2014 SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition Results


Congratulations to Eric Fegan and Texu Kim on winning the 2014 SCI/ASCAP Commission Competition! Read more here.

Student Chapters Coordinators

As the new Student Chapters Coordinator Natalie Williams is one of the newest members of the SCI Executive Committee. Many thanks to her for taking on this role, and much appreciation to Nick Demos, the outgoing coordinator, for his many years of extraordinary service to the SCI membership. Learn more about each of these outstanding composers by visiting their mySCI Webpages:
  Natalie Williams mySCI 
Nick Demos mySCI

SCI Journal of Music Scores for Sale

Easily purchase volumes of the SCI Journal of Music Scores directly from JW Pepper. Soon, volume 50 will be released!
For more information about each volume of the SCI Journal of Music Scores, Click Here.