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2008 SCI Student National Conference

Call for Participation

Deadline: May 30, 2008
Deadline Type: Receipt
Entry Fee: None
Prize: Performance or Presentation at the 2008 SCI Student National Conference at Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Open To: Student and Student Chapter Members of SCI

The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) announces a Call for Participation in the 2008 SCI Student National Conference to be held October 10-11, 2008 at Ball State University, Muncie, IN (http://www.bsu.edu/music/). Student and Student Chapter Members are invited to submit compositions for performance consideration and/or proposals for paper presentations, lecture recitals, or panel discussions.

Score Submission Guidelines

Composers may submit up to 2 scores for consideration. There is no established limit on duration but feasibility of performance will be a consideration. Available performing resources are listed below, but composers are encouraged to bring their own performers. This conference will emphasize technology (http://www.bsu.edu/musictech/): Laptop Improvisation, Internet Improvisation, Video/Mixed-Media, and Electroacoustic Pieces (up to 8 channels).

All submissions must include the following:

  1. Contact Information (name, phone number, email, street address)
  2. Brief Biography (250 words or less)
  3. Maximum of two scores. Title, Name, and Duration should appear on the first page of each score. Include a specification of any technical requirements, especially for electroacoustic works. Works for which no score is necessary can include this information on the cover of the recording or on a separate page.
  4. CD Recording (strongly encouraged). CDs should be clearly labeled with the Composer's Name and Title of Work. MIDI realizations will also be accepted.
  5. Statement agreeing to attend the conference should a work or works be accepted. Also indicate if you are able to provide your own performers.
  6. SASE if you wish for your score to be returned.

Alternatively, submissions may be made via the internet. Electronic submissions should be sent to benjamin@williamscomposer.com and include the following:

  1. Contact Information (name, phone number, email, street address)
  2. Brief Biography (250 words or less)
  3. Maximum of two scores in PDF file format. All files should be named "Last Name - Title". Title, Name, and Duration should appear on the first page of each score. Include a specification of any technical requirements, especially for electroacoustic works. Works for which no score is necessary can include this information in the body of the message.
  4. MP3 Recording (strongly encouraged). All files should be named "Last Name - Title". MIDI realizations will also be accepted.
  5. Statement agreeing to attend the conference should a work or works be accepted. Also indicate if you are able to provide your own performers.

Available Performing Resources

Digital-audio pieces can incorporate 8 or more independent channels (moveable speakers) as well as video.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

SCI welcomes proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and other types of presentations.

Papers 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 may be sent by post or email and must include:

  1. Contact Information (name, phone number, email, street address)
  2. Brief Biography (250 words or less)
  3. Abstract of approximately 250 words. Methodology, goals and conclusions should be clearly stated. Please include a short description of your expertise or experience with the topic.
  4. Specification of any technical requirements for the presentation.

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 should be included on this page. Otherwise, proposals should adhere to the previous guidelines.

Contact Information

Benjamin Williams, Composition Fellow
School of Music
The Ohio State University
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
benjamin@williamscomposer.com