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2005 SCI Student National Conference

West Virginia University
November 11-12, 2005
John Beall, host
E-mail: jobeall@mail.wvu.edu

The Society of Composers, Inc., National Student Conference will be held Nov. 11-12, 2005, at the Creative Arts Center of West Virginia University in Morgantown.Scores will be accepted from all student members and student chapter members of the Society of Composers, Inc. Many different combinations of instrumentation are made possible by the WVU faculty and student performers and ensembles.

Call for Submissions - Deadline has passed

General Information:

Submission Deadline for Compositions, Papers, and Presentations: March 15
Notification for Accepted Compositions, Papers and Presentations: May 15

Selection Process:

Student members of the host chapter will make initial selections. Their selections will be passed on to a final selection committee which will be comprised of the chapter’s faculty advisor, the president, secretary, and two other members selected by the advisor. The final selection committee may also request input from selected performers. Attendance at the conference is required of all composers whose works will be performed.

Available Ensembles:

Electroacoustic music including pieces for live electronics, acoustic soloist or ensemble and electronics, or playback alone is welcomed and encouraged.
Acceptable formats for electroacoustic music:
DAT, and CD playback, a Macintosh G4, computer, and various keyboards and synthesizers are available. Every effort will be made to accommodate performance requirements.

Submission Guidelines:
* Score and separate recording for each submission. Each score should be anonymous and marked with a pseudonym. Each score should include an indication of the duration of the piece and a notation of any technical requirements. Works for which no score is necessary (such as electroacoustic recordings) can include this information on the cover of the tape or CD.
* A separate page with composer’s name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and the names of pieces submitted with durations and specification of any technical requirements, especially for electroacoustic works.

Submission Proposals:
The Society of Composers welcomes proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and other types of presentations to be given at the 2005 National Student Conference.
Paper presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Panels, workshops, and other collaborative sessions could take up to one hour. Proposals may deal with any aspect of composition and new music, including but not limited to, compositional techniques, career development, music technology, music preparation, performance supervision, cultural and stylistic context, and musical aesthetics. Of particular interest are proposals that deal with issues facing student composers. Proposals for papers must include:
* A one-page double-spaced typewritten abstract of approximately 250 words. Methodology, goals and conclusions should be clearly stated. This sheet must be anonymous. Please include a short description of your expertise or experience with the topic.
* A separate page with the proposer’s name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and a list of submissions.
* Specification of any technical requirements for the presentation. A video projector will be available as well as various forms of playback including CD, DAT, VHS video, and DVD.
Other proposals should include a one-page description of the event. Suggestions about who will participate in a specific panel or group are welcome and may be included on this page. Otherwise, proposals should adhere to the previous guidelines.

For further information or to submit, contact:

Dr. John Beall
Creative Arts Center
P.O. Box 6111
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6111
phone: 304-293-4617, ext. 3180
e-mail: jobeall@mail.wvu.edu