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2014 SCI National Conference

March 20-22, 2014, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Michael Pounds and Jody Nagel, conference hosts

Conference web site: scibsu2014.wordpress.com

Call for Participation

Ball State University
Ball State University
Ball State University

The 2014 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference solicits submissions for compositions, installations, papers, and suggestions for panels.

The conference will take place at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, March 20-22 in conjunction with the BSU 44th annual Festival of New Music.

One concert will feature Ball State’s Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, so compositions for those ensembles are especially encouraged.

The Chamber Choir is 32 singers, mostly upper level music majors and graduate students.

The Concert Choir is 64 singers, mostly college freshmen and sophomores, many non-majors. Accompanied works (piano or other instruments) are encouraged. Please consider sending pieces appropriate in level of difficulty and preparation time for this level of choir performers.

Submissions of electroacoustic works, performances that involve technology, and installations are also encouraged.

All composers and presenters accepted for the conference are required to attend the conference. The registration fee will be determined and posted at a later date.

Further information and updates: scibsu2014.wordpress.com

Michael Pounds
Jody Nagel

Contact information: scibsu2014@gmail.com

Submission Deadline:
All submissions need to be uploaded by Nov. 15, 2013.
Notification of selections will be sent by Dec. 23, 2013.

Submission Guidelines


Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Composers may submit up to two compositions. Preference will be given to works less than 12 minutes in duration.

Works may be for a variety of instrumentation, and may include electroacoustic resources. Works for audio playback only and installations will also be considered.

Composers are also encouraged to bring their own performers.

Scores will be selected by the ensemble directors/performers and the Conference Committee. Notification of selection will be sent by December 23, 2013.

Composition submissions must be uploaded on the SCI website: http://www.societyofcomposers.org


Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Paper presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Panels and other collaborative sessions may take up to fifty minutes, if necessary. Proposals may deal with any aspect of composition and new music (examples: composition pedagogy, career development, issues affecting women in composition, technology in music, compositional uses of the Internet, jazz and commercial music in the composition curriculum).

Notification of selection will be sent by December 23, 2013.

Paper/panel submissions must include: