Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CUA Post #4: Upcoming Competitions and SCI Conferences

For all interested composers... Here is some information for two upcoming composition competitions, followed by a list of SCI Conferences for the year. This information with more details can also be found on SCI's website (members only) and just outside Dr. Simpson's door. The SCI site lists many additional competitions.

CUA composers, some funding for travel expenses may be available for those going to an SCI conference. Please e-mail me if you're interested.

All deadlines are postmark unless otherwise noted.

***Two Composition Competitions***

Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble Call for Works
Receipt Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2008 (this Friday! - e-mail submission only)
*100 notes maximum* (hence, a miniature)
Create an original score for 1-5 players using no more than one each of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano

"At this time, submissions are accepted via email only. Please send scores (and parts, if necessary) in PDF format to the email address below. MP3 recordings are welcome but not necessary. Please also include the composer's name, contact information (including email address), a brief biography and program notes.
Scores must be received by Friday, September 5th, 2008 to be considered for the first concert. Scores arriving after the deadline will be retained for future consideration."

Contact Information
For submissions: submissions AT chicagominiaturist DOT org
For questions: Info AT chicagominiaturist DOT org
Website: http://chicagominiaturist.wordpress.com/

Symphony in C Young Composers' Competition 2008
Deadline: September 15, 2008
Performance: December 13, 2008
Eligibility: Born after December 13, 1978
Length: 8-15 Minutes (no soloists)
Max instrumentation: 3-3-3-3 (incl. standard doublings), 4-3-3-1, Timp., 3 Perc., 1 Kybd, Harp, Strings.
Website: http://symphonyinc.org/orchestra/young-composers-competition

***A List of SCI Conferences***

2008 Region VIII Conference: October 30-November 1, 2008
California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
Deadline for submitting scores and papers: Saturday, September 6, 2008 (this Saturday!)

2009 SCI Region VI Conference: February 26-March 1, 2009
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
Deadline for submitting scores: Monday, September 15, 2008 (two weeks from yesterday)
Deadline for submitting papers: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 (postmark or e-mail)
Notification of selected composers: November 2, 2008
*Note: This conference may be of particular interest to stage music composers, as one of the many ensembles they have available for performing selected works is the Oklahoma City University Opera and Musical Theater Workshop, which has requested submissions of one-act operas and musicals. Up to three scores submissions are permitted in any genre (stage or concert).

2009 SCI National Conference: April 2-4, 2009
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Deadline for submitting scores/electronic sound installation proposals: October 1, 2008
Deadline for submitting papers/lectures: November 1, 2008
Notification of Accepted Works/Proposals: December 1, 2008

iSCI: The Composer's Perspective (SCI's new online journal)
Composers are asked to submit scores, audio, multi-media presentations, papers, "shop talk" discussions, podcast episodes, and anything else of interest to composers. Submissions exploiting the capabilities of online media are especially welcome.
Deadline for subitting scores/papers/other works: November 1, 2008
(The submission process is ongoing, but November 1 is the cutoff for the next issue.)

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