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2006 SCI National Conference at San Antonio: 9/14 - 9/16/06

Submissions are closed for the 2006 San Antonio National Conference. For further information, please visit The Official Conference Website

The 2006 SCI National Conference will be co-located with the College Music Society’s National Conference. Although the organizations will share a number of concerts and other events, please note that registration for each organization is separate.

This SCI National Conference will be unique in that there is no official host institution. A number of Texas colleges, universities, and arts organizations are very generously contributing performance resources, space, and time to make this conference possible. Ten concerts are planned, from orchestra and wind-symphony music to chamber- and electroacoustic works. The conference will also feature performances of the winning compositions from the 2005 ASCAP/SCI Student Commission Competition.

We would like to increase the complement of paper and panel presentations at the 2006 National. Some topics that have been suggested by members include: Issues Affecting Women Composers; Composition Pedagogy, Career Development; Uses of Internet2; Jazz and Commercial Music in the Composition Curriculum; General Music Industry-related issues. These topics are only suggestions, not limitations.

San Antonio is a wonderful place for a conference. There will be a number of social events, including a cocktail party and banquet on the scenic Riverwalk.

Conference Submission Guidelines

Submitters must be SCI members in good standing. Non-members may submit, but must join SCI if their work is selected. Authors of compositions and papers chosen to be programmed are required to attend the conference.

Submitting Scores

Each composer may submit up to two pieces; each work may be a maximum of 15 minutes duration. Works may be submitted for the following instrumentations:

Electroacoustic music and multimedia works, with or without live performer(s) will be performed at the URBAN-15 Performing Arts Center. Urban-15 is a long-established performing-arts center in San Antonio.

4-channel playback will be available. Please submit works on CD in .aiff, or .wav format. Multichannel interleaved soundfiles, as well as DTS- and AC3-encoded files are acceptable. Composers may bring their own equipment for works involving live-electronic performance. Please clearly describe your technical requirements in the proposal.

Scores will be selected by the ensemble directors and performers, with input from the conference coordinator.

Required Submission Materials

Composition Submissions Must Include:

Submitting Papers and Panel Discussions

Proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops and other presentations will also be considered for inclusing on the conference. Paper presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Panels, workshops and other collaborative sessions may take up to fifty minutes. Proposals may deal with any aspect of composition and new music, such as:

All proposals need to be received by February 1, 2006 Notification of selection will be by March 6, 2006.

Paper/Panel Submissions Must Include:

Where to Send Materials

Send all materials to:

Thomas Wells
The Ohio State University School of Music
Weigel Hall Room 110
1866 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-598-3737
Email: SCI2006@columbus.rr.com

Conference Support

Local Arrangements: George Cisneros, The URBAN-15 Group
University of Texas at San Antonio
David Heuser
Trinity University
Timothy Kramer