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2008 SCI National Conference

Submissions for the 2008 National Conference are closed. You can visit the official conference website at http://www.music.gsu.edu/SCINational2008/.

2008 SCI National Conference February 20-23, 2008
Georgia State University School of Music
Atlanta, GA

Call for Participation

The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) announces a Call For Participation in the 2008 SCI National Conference to be held from February 20 - 23, 2008 at the Georgia State University School of Music, Atlanta, GA. Composers who are members in good standing with SCI are invited to submit compositions for performance consideration in seven categories (see below for details) or proposals for paper presentations/lecture recitals/panel discussions. Composers may submit a maximum number of three scores. All submissions must include the following:

Deadline for Submissions

Scores: September 15, 2007 (Postmark)
Papers/Panels/Lecture Recitals: October 15, 2007 (Postmark)
Notification of Accepted Works: November 15, 2007

Adjudication: For all categories except Category VII, Ensemble Directors will make final determinations on selected compositions. For the remaining category, a panel of three composers will convene to make final selections.

If works are selected for inclusion, the composer must attend the conference.

Send submissions:

By US Postal Service:

2008 SCI National Conference
c/o Dr. Nickitas J. Demos
School of Music
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4097
Atlanta, GA 30302-4097

By FedEx/UPS or other similar ground service:

2008 SCI National Conference
c/o Dr. Nickitas J. Demos
School of Music
Georgia State University
5th Floor - Haas-Howell Building
75 Poplar Street
Atlanta, GA 30302-4097

Conference Host

Dr. Nickitas J. Demos
ndemos@gsu.edu
404.651.1728 / after July1: 404.413.5936

For questions contact the Conference Host or individual ensemble directors as listed below.


Category I: Georgia State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Robert J. Ambrose, Director


Category II: Georgia State University Percussion Ensemble, Stuart Gerber, Director

The Percussion Faculty/Department at Georgia State University is issuing an SCI call for scores for the following:

Percussion solos, duets, trios, quartets, or quintets (with a special emphasis on duos). Trios or quartets need not be comprised entirely of percussionists, but may also include one or two, respectively, of the following instruments as well: flute, clarinet, viola

Compositions may use all "standard" Western percussion instruments, as well as many non-Western instruments. If there are specific instrumental questions you may contact Dr. Stuart Gerber via email (swgerber@gsu.edu) or telephone (404.217.0495).


Category III: Bent Frequency

Hailed as "one of the brightest ensembles on the [Atlanta] scene" (Gramophone, April 2004), Bent Frequency invites composers to submit works that contain the following instruments (or any subset):

Maximum duration of submitted compositions: 15 minutes

For more information about Bent Frequency, visit www.bentfrequency.com. Any questions should be addressed to the conference host or info@bentfrequency.com.


Category IV: neoPhonia New Music Ensemble

Beginning its thirteenth season in residence at Georgia State University, this "much admired" (Atlanta-Journal Constitution) ensemble invites composers to submit works that contain the following instruments (or any subset):

Maximum duration of submitted compositions: 15 minutes

Any specific questions concerning the neoPhonia score call should be addressed to the conference host.


Category V: Kenneth Long, Clarinet

Dr. Kenneth Long, Coordinator of Woodwind Studies at the Georgia State University School of Music invites composers to submit works for unaccompanied clarinet, clarinet and piano or clarinet and electronic sounds.

Any specific questions should be addressed to Dr. Long (muskal@langate.gsu.edu) or the conference host.


Category VI: Electronic / Electro-Acoustic Concert

Because the Kopleff Recital Hall at GSU is undergoing major renovation at the time of this score call, we can only guarantee that electronic music will be accepted for diffusion over 1-2 channels. The music technology program at Georgia State University will endeavor to meet any reasonable technical requirements.

Available technology includes:

This list is not exhaustive; feel free to contact the conference host with questions about technical possibilities.


Category VII: Performers Provided by Composers

Composers may submit works for any instrumentation. If selected for presentation at the conference, it will be the composer's responsibility to provide the performers as well as provide for their respective travel/lodging and any other fee expenses.