University of Miami
November 20-22, 2003
Fred De Sena, host
Call for Submissions
Submission Deadline for Compositions: April 11, 2003 (Receipt Deadline)
Submission Deadline for Papers/Presentations: April 11, 2003 (Receipt Deadline)
Notification to Accepted Composers: May 30, 2003
Notification to Accepted Papers/Presentations: May 30, 2003
Student members of the host chapter will make initial selections. Their selections will be passed on to a final selection committee which will be comprised of the chapter’s faculty advisor, the president, secretary, and two other members selected by the advisor.
The final selection committee may also request input from selected performers. Attendance at the conference is required of all composers whose works will be performed.
The Society of Composers, Inc., National Student Conference will be held Nov. 20-22, 2003, at the University of Miami School of Music in Coral Gables, Florida.
Scores will be accepted from all student members and student chapter members of the Society of Composers, Inc. The resident ensembles for the conference will include the Other Music Ensemble, the Electronic Music Ensemble, faculty and student performers of the University of Miami School of Music
- Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
- String Quartet
- Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon
- Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
- Woodwind Quintet
- Brass Quintet
- Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass Voice
- SATB Chous
Electroacoustic music including pieces for live electronics, acoustic soloist or ensemble and electronics, or playback alone is welcomed and encouraged.
Acceptable formats for electroacoustic music:
DAT, and CD playback, a Macintosh G4, computer, and various keyboards and synthesizers are available. Every effort will be made to accommodate performance requirements.
Compositions for solo or combinations of the above resources are welcomed. Other instrumentation may be available to accommodate some selected pieces. Each composer may submit one or two pieces. There is no established limit on duration but feasibility of performance will, of course, be a consideration.
- Score and separate cassette or CD recording for each submission. These must be anonymous. Each score should include an indication of the duration of the piece and a notation of any technical requirements. Works for which no score is necessary (such as electro-acoustic recordings) can include this information on the cover of the tape or CD.
- A separate page with composer’s name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, and list of pieces submitted with durations and specification of any technical requirements, especially for electro-acoustic works.
Submission for Proposals
The Society of Composers welcomes proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and other types of presentations to be given at the 2003 National Student Conference being held November 20-22, 2003, at the University of Miami School of Music, in Coral Gables, Florida.
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 must include:
- A one-page double-spaced typewritten abstract of approximately 250 words. Methodology, goals and conclusions should be clearly stated. This sheet must be anonymous. Please include a short description of your expertise or experience with the topic.
- A separate page with the proposerÕs name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and list of submissions.
- Specification of any technical requirements for the presentation. A video projector will be available as will various forms of playback including CD, DAT, VHS video, and DVD.
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 may be included on this page. Otherwise, proposals should adhere to the previous guidelines.
For further information or to submit, contact:
Dr. Fred De Sena
University of Miami School of Music
PO Box 248165
Coral Gables FL 33124-7610
voice: (305) 284-3110