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2009 SCI Region VI Conference

Feb. 26 - March 1st , Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma

Call for Scores and Papers

Deadline: Scores must be postmarked by September 15th
Papers/panel discussions via e-mail or postmarked by October 1st

Fee: None for submission
Conference registration fee required if selected
Registration fee: $50 (full members), $25 (student members)

Open to: SCI composer members. Preference will be given to scores submitted by composers affiliated with Region VI.

E-mail: Dr. Edward Knight, Conference Host (SCI@project21composers.com)
Tel: 1-405-208-5000
Fax: 1-405-208-5971
Website: www.project21composers.com/sci

Contact / Submissions:

Dr. Edward Knight, Conference Host
2009 SCI Region VI Conference
Oklahoma City University
Wanda L. Bass School of Music
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493

The Society of Composers, Inc., Region VI Conference will be held February 26-29, at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Scores will be accepted from all composers. Selected composers must join the Society of Composers, Inc. before their work will be performed (see www.societyofcomposers.org). Composers from Region VI (AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX) will receive preference in score selection. Composers whose works are selected for performance during the conference must be members in good standing and must also attend the conference. Submissions from student composers are strongly encouraged and welcomed. Submissions from composers who can supply their own performers are welcomed, but not necessary.

Electronic/Electro-acoustic and multimedia works are welcomed. Specificity in your needs for these compositions is ideal, as we must make sure we are able to accommodate your needs.

Submitted works may be of any duration, but works under 15 minutes will be given higher preference. Composers may choose to purchase a recording of any performance (video or audio) and will receive the recording during or shortly after the conference.

Call for Submissions: Scores and Recordings

Solo/Chamber Works:

Composers are invited and encouraged to submit scores for solo performers with or without accompaniment, or in chamber ensembles of up to 12 performers including all standard instrumentations and/or all vocal ranges.

Possible Large Ensemble Opportunities Include:


Composers, Theorists, Musicologists, and Students

SCI members are invited to submit proposals for academic presentations on any aspect of music since 1900. Topics may include, but are not limited to music theory, analysis, history, ethnomusicology, performance, and composition. Papers should fit into a 20-minute reading and will be followed by a 10-minute discussion session. Blind abstracts (personal identification hidden) of 250 words (maximum) should be submitted via e-mail for consideration, and attached as a Word document (.doc or .docx format only, please). Please identify in the e-mail the author, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and presentation necessities (LCD Display, CD Player, etc.). Regrettably, we cannot provide computers for individual presenters. Please submit abstracts to: Cory Gavito, Program Co-Chair, cgavito@okcu.edu. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

*Chamber pieces requiring a conductor may be submitted. A conductor from Oklahoma City University will be chosen, but rehearsal time will be a factor in the selection process of the work.

**Composers able to provide their own performers should indicate that on the submission.

Please submit up to three compositions for consideration. For each work, submit a score, separate CD recording, program notes, and a contact sheet with the composers name, address, telephone number, email address, a list of works submitted with durations, and a brief bio. Electronic music will be broadcast up to a 4.1 diffused surround playback system [from a 2-channel (stereo) source]. For the selection process, please submit a DVD or CD. For multimedia works, please submit DVD format for consideration. If you wish your materials returned to you, please include an SASE. Submissions that do not contain an SASE will become permanent additions to the Bass School of Music Library.

Selections will be made by the ensemble directors and performers, in coordination with the conference hosts. Playability and available rehearsal time will be a factor in all selection decisions. Composers will be notified by November 2, 2008.

Selected composers must provide all required performance materials. Oklahoma City University, and/or SCI will not pay rental costs or other fees relating to performance materials.