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2018 SCI Student National Conference

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana
September 27-29, 2018
Hosted by The Jacobs School Student Composers Association, Prof. Don Freund, faculty advisor

Schedule of Events

Call for Papers

The Indiana University Jacobs School Student Composers Association will be hosting the 2018 SCI Student National Conference on September 27-29. Along with the performance of works by SCI student composers, we are also extending a call for papers by student members of SCI who wish to share their research pertaining to compositional technique, pedagogy, or contemporary trends. Papers will be presented at a 9 am session Friday morning, September 28, 2018 in an enhanced computer technology classroom at the Jacobs School.

This is a call for papers and presentations — the call for works to be performed during the Conference is closed. All submissions for the call will be handled through New Music Engine.

Please upload abstracts of 250 words or less in the field below as a PDF. In the file, include any technology your presentation will require (technological considerations will not count towards your word count). Papers will last 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

Individuals who have submitted scores in response to the earlier call may submit for the paper presentation; preference will given to add composers who will not be performed to the Conference program.

The deadline for submission is September 9 and applicants will be notified via email by September 15. In order for us to be sure to meet our Conference program printing deadline, we ask that a submissions include a 150 word bio and print quality jpeg headshot.

There is no fee to apply for these calls. There is a $20 registration fee for all festival participants, if selected for participation, information for payment will be sent to you via email. Up-to-date membership in SCI is required for consideration.

For more information regarding the call for papers, please contact John Mattessich at jomatt@iu.edu

  • Hotel Information

    Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel And Conference Center Hotel Confirmation

    (on campus)

    900 East 7th Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405-3905
    Phone: 812-855-2536
    Website: IMU.Indiana.edu

    Hotel Room Block:
    Arrival Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Departure Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
    # of hotel rooms: 10 standard rooms
    Group Rate:
    9/27- $134.00-$174.00 (+ tax per room, per night)
    9/28- $149.00-$189.00 (+ tax per room, per night)
    Reservation Method: Individuals responsible for own reservations
    Payment Method: Individuals to provide own payment
    Block Release date: 8/27/18

    hotel block code: COMPOSERS

    Guests will be asked to provide a credit card number upon arrival for incidentals. Hotel guests will receive a complimentary parking pass upon check-in to the hotel.

    Courtyard Bloomington

    Courtyard Bloomington
    310 S College Avenue
    Bloomington, IN, 47403-1509
    (812) 335-8000





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    All guestrooms are run-of-the house unless otherwise set forth. Guestroom types cannot be guaranteed and rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are blocked on a space available basis. Book your group rate for IU Jacobs - Society of Composers

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    Breakfast not included

    Complimentary meeting space included

    Hotel room rates are quoted per room per night and are subject to applicable state and local taxes at time of check in.

    Method of Reservations:

    Reservations will be made by individuals calling the Hotel directly 812-335-8000 at or the Brand Reservations at 800-Marriott (1-800-228-9290). Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - Society of Composers Sep2018, at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate. Where available, reservations may also be made on-line by booking through the World Wide Web.

    Cut Off Date:

    All guestroom accommodations will be held until 14 days prior to your meeting date, 09/27/2018. On 09/13/2018, the “Cut off date”, all unreserved rooms will be released for sale to the general public.