Feb. 26 – March 1st , Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma
Call for Scores and Papers
Deadline: Scores must be postmarked by September 15th
Papers/panel discussions via e-mail or postmarked by October 1st
Fee: None for submission
Conference registration fee required if selected
Registration fee: $50 (full members), $25 (student members)
Open to: SCI composer members. Preference will be given to scores submitted by composers affiliated with Region VI.
Contact / Submissions:
Dr. Edward Knight, Conference Host
2009 SCI Region VI Conference
Oklahoma City University
Wanda L. Bass School of Music
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493
The Society of Composers, Inc., Region VI Conference will be held February 26-29, at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Scores will be accepted from all composers. Selected composers must join the Society of Composers, Inc. before their work will be performed (see www.societyofcomposers.org). Composers from Region VI (AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX) will receive preference in score selection. Composers whose works are selected for performance during the conference must be members in good standing and must also attend the conference. Submissions from student composers are strongly encouraged and welcomed. Submissions from composers who can supply their own performers are welcomed, but not necessary.
Electronic/Electro-acoustic and multimedia works are welcomed. Specificity in your needs for these compositions is ideal, as we must make sure we are able to accommodate your needs.
Submitted works may be of any duration, but works under 15 minutes will be given higher preference. Composers may choose to purchase a recording of any performance (video or audio) and will receive the recording during or shortly after the conference.
Call for Submissions: Scores and Recordings
Composers are invited and encouraged to submit scores for solo performers with or without accompaniment, or in chamber ensembles of up to 12 performers including all standard instrumentations and/or all vocal ranges.
Possible Large Ensemble Opportunities Include:
- Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic
The Wind Philharmonic is continually acknowledged for its commitment to musical growth and excellence. The ensemble, one of the finest in the Southwest, performs an average of seven to eight performances a year and is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance of the best music from the wind band repertoire and has been recognized for its eminence by some of todays most important composers. The Wind Philharmonic offers a creative and positive music-making environment featuring a wide range of instrumentations.
- Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra
The Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dean Mark Parker, represented the United States at the 2004 Meet in Beijing arts festival, and has been honored by ASCAP for a national Adventurous Programming Award.
- Oklahoma City University Ad Astra (‘To the Stars’)
Women’s Chorus Ad Astra, a 60-voice womens ensemble is comprised primarily of undergraduate and graduate music majors from the Bass School of Music. The ensemble performs a variety of choral literature from all styles and periods.
- Oklahoma City University University Singers
University Singers, a 45-member mixed-voice ensemble performs small and large works for mixed chorus of all choral styles and periods.
- Oklahoma City University Men’s Chorus
University Men’s Chorus, a 44-voice male ensemble performs small and large works for male chorus of all choral styles and periods. Oklahoma City University Chamber Choir Chamber Choir, a mixed-voice ensemble performs advanced choral literature in the genre, including all styles and periods.
- Oklahoma City University Jazz Arts Ensemble
The Jazz Combo is a university ensemble dedicated to the exploration of jazz Improvisation in a small group setting as well as big band literature. Students in the Jazz Combo and Jazz Arts Ensemble are members of the university community that perform on a regular basis on campus as well as in professional engagements in the Oklahoma City metro area.
- Oklahoma City University Blackwelder Brass
The Blackwelder Brass, Oklahoma City University’s top graduate quintet, traveled to Europe early in 2007 for brass workshops and concerts in Kalavrita, Greece, followed by a performance in Athens. The group performs more than 50 times a year, exploring a varied and imaginative repertoire in recitals, sacred music, and formal ceremonies. Oklahoma City University Brass Ensemble The OCU Brass Ensemble explores brass literature in a symphonic brass setting performing a wide variety of repertoire for large brass groups and percussion.
- Oklahoma City University Faculty Small Ensembles (Quartets, Quintets, Trios, Duets)
The school’s versatile faculty features nationally known performers, composers and clinicians. Eleven professors also play in professional orchestras. All instrumentation and vocal ranges included.
- Oklahoma City University Percussion Ensemble
The OCU Percussion Ensemble is made up of 13 percussionists and the entire range of percussion instruments.
- Oklahoma City University Film/Moving Image Arts Presentations
Submissions of any Film/Moving Image Arts presentation with original music will be accepted and presented in this category. Open to all styles, genres, and forms of multimedia image and musical expression.
- Oklahoma City University Opera and Musical Theater Workshop
OCU is known for its powerful staging and acting. Both organizations provide a practicum in which the techniques of characterization are mastered in a variety of musical styles, languages, and operatic/music theater conventions. Call for one-act opera and musical theater scores.
Call for Submissions: Academic Writings
Composers, Theorists, Musicologists, and Students
SCI members are invited to submit proposals for academic presentations on any aspect of music since 1900. Topics may include, but are not limited to music theory, analysis, history, ethnomusicology, performance, and composition. Papers should fit into a 20-minute reading and will be followed by a 10-minute discussion session. Blind abstracts (personal identification hidden) of 250 words (maximum) should be submitted via e-mail for consideration, and attached as a Word document (.doc or .docx format only, please). Please identify in the e-mail the author, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and presentation necessities (LCD Display, CD Player, etc.). Regrettably, we cannot provide computers for individual presenters. Please submit abstracts to: Cory Gavito, Program Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Wednesday, October 1, 2008.
*Chamber pieces requiring a conductor may be submitted. A conductor from Oklahoma City University will be chosen, but rehearsal time will be a factor in the selection process of the work.
**Composers able to provide their own performers should indicate that on the submission.
Please submit up to three compositions for consideration. For each work, submit a score, separate CD recording, program notes, and a contact sheet with the composers name, address, telephone number, email address, a list of works submitted with durations, and a brief bio. Electronic music will be broadcast up to a 4.1 diffused surround playback system [from a 2-channel (stereo) source]. For the selection process, please submit a DVD or CD. For multimedia works, please submit DVD format for consideration. If you wish your materials returned to you, please include an SASE. Submissions that do not contain an SASE will become permanent additions to the Bass School of Music Library.
Selections will be made by the ensemble directors and performers, in coordination with the conference hosts. Playability and available rehearsal time will be a factor in all selection decisions. Composers will be notified by November 2, 2008.
Selected composers must provide all required performance materials. Oklahoma City University, and/or SCI will not pay rental costs or other fees relating to performance materials.