San Antonio: 9/14 – 9/16/06
Submissions are closed for the 2006 San Antonio National Conference. For further information, please visit The Official Conference Website
The 2006 SCI National Conference will be co-located with the College Music Society’s National Conference. Although the organizations will share a number of concerts and other events, please note that registration for each organization is separate.
This SCI National Conference will be unique in that there is no official host institution. A number of Texas colleges, universities, and arts organizations are very generously contributing performance resources, space, and time to make this conference possible. Ten concerts are planned, from orchestra and wind-symphony music to chamber- and electroacoustic works. The conference will also feature performances of the winning compositions from the 2005 ASCAP/SCI Student Commission Competition.
We would like to increase the complement of paper and panel presentations at the 2006 National. Some topics that have been suggested by members include: Issues Affecting Women Composers; Composition Pedagogy, Career Development; Uses of Internet2; Jazz and Commercial Music in the Composition Curriculum; General Music Industry-related issues. These topics are only suggestions, not limitations.
San Antonio is a wonderful place for a conference. There will be a number of social events, including a cocktail party and banquet on the scenic Riverwalk.
Conference Submission Guidelines
Submitters must be SCI members in good standing. Non-members may submit, but must join SCI if their work is selected. Authors of compositions and papers chosen to be programmed are required to attend the conference.
Each composer may submit up to two pieces; each work may be a maximum of 15 minutes duration. Works may be submitted for the following instrumentations:
- University of Texas at San Antonio Concert Choir
- UTSA Women’s Choir
- UTSA Orchestra [*2 *2 *2 2-4331-4 perc, harp, keyboard, strings (8,8,5,5,5) (* indicates one player can double)]
- UTSA Flute Ensemble
- UTSA Percussion Ensemble
- The UTSA faculty will consider chamber music works using all orchestral instruments (plus voice, organ, and guitar), but especially those including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, horn, trombone, percussion, viola, piano, guitar and voice (soprano, tenor, and baritone).
- The faculty of the Trinity University Department of Music will consider works for solo piano, small ensemble, or soprano and/or baritone with piano accompaniment.
- The James Hill/Thomas Wells Duo will consider alto saxophone and piano works.
- Flute and Harp duo (The Breve Duo)
- Trombone Quartet (The Continental Trombone Quartet)
- Piano duet (The Hudson Duo)
- In addition, composers are also encouraged to bring their own performers.
Electroacoustic music and multimedia works, with or without live performer(s) will be performed at the URBAN-15 Performing Arts Center. Urban-15 is a long-established performing-arts center in San Antonio.
4-channel playback will be available. Please submit works on CD in .aiff, or .wav format. Multichannel interleaved soundfiles, as well as DTS- and AC3-encoded files are acceptable. Composers may bring their own equipment for works involving live-electronic performance. Please clearly describe your technical requirements in the proposal.
Scores will be selected by the ensemble directors and performers, with input from the conference coordinator.
Required Submission Materials
Composition Submissions Must Include:
- One copy of the score, with performance materials for works for up to three performers (performance materials for larger ensembles must be available by March 1, 2006). No rentals, please.
- A separate cassette/CD of each work submitted, if available
- An email (to SCI2006@columbus.rr.com), or sheet of paper with the composer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, SCI Regional Affiliation, titles of works submitted, with timings and instrumentation for each work. Electroacoustic or computer works should include a list of technical requirements, making note of any equipment to be supplied by the composer
- A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of materials
- A list of performers, if they are provided by the composer
Submitting Papers and Panel Discussions
Proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops and other presentations will also be considered for inclusing on the conference. Paper presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Panels, workshops and other collaborative sessions may take up to fifty minutes. Proposals may deal with any aspect of composition and new music, such as:
- Composition Pedagogy
- Career Development
- Issues affecting Women in Composition
- Uses of Internet2
- Jazz and Commercial Music in the Composition Curriculum
- General Music Industry-related issues.
All proposals need to be received by February 1, 2006 Notification of selection will be by March 6, 2006.
Paper/Panel Submissions Must Include:
- 3 copies of a one-page synopsis suitable for inclusion in the conference program
- Equipment requirements
- An email (to SCI2006@columbus.rr.com), or sheet of paper with submitter’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and title of paper/workshop
Where to Send Materials
Send all materials to:Thomas Wells
The Ohio State University School of Music
Weigel Hall Room 110
1866 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Local Arrangements: George Cisneros, The URBAN-15 Group
University of Texas at San Antonio