The review and programming process for the 2014 SCI National Conference is taking longer than originally anticipated. Notifications will be sent as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! – Michael Pounds, Conference Chairman.
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Please join me in congratulating the winners of this year’s SCI/ASCAP Student Commissioning Competition. As is always the case, the quality of works submitted was exceptional and the decisions were not easy! Thank you to all who submitted and all who served as judges.
Bin Li, Autobahn Beyond for Chamber Orchestra
Duncan Schouten, Leviathan for Chamber Orchestra
Region 1: Duncan Schouten, Leviathan for Chamber Orchestra
Alternate: Steven Kowaleski, Between Black and White, for string quartet
Region 2: John Liberatore, Hold Back Thy Hours tenor and chamber orchestra
Alternate: Jessica Rudman, First Praise, mixed sextet
Region 3: Andrew Austin, Medusa, soprano solo and chamber orchestra
Alternate: Daniel Temkin, Myths and Legends, string septet
Region 4: David Garner Forward Still, chamber ensemble and soprano
Alternate: Richard Yates Imagined Music, small chamber orchestra
Region 5E: Bin Li, Autobahn Beyond for Chamber Orchestra
Alternate: Jun Yi Chow, Dialogue, for pipa and western ensemble
Region 5W: Luke Flynn, Beneath the Wave, SATB divisi a cappella
Alternate Alex Stephenson, In the Silent Dark, song cycle with small chamber ensemble
Region 6: Ethan Greene, Lissajous, live electronics, vibraphone
Alternate: Christopher Ozley, Detour, wind ensemble
Region 7: Ryan Fiegl, Open — Through — Shut, small chamber ensemble
Alternate: Arash Majd, Strenuus, string quartet and tabla
Region 8: Andrew Ly, TAC by Moonlight, pianist and two percussionists
Alternate: Jonathan Metz, Polarities, solo piano
Also, our most humble thanks to Anne Kilstofte for coordinating this wonderful opportunity and making this run smoothly.
And to all our judges: Janice Misurell-Mitchell; Frank Felice; Craig Weston; Glenn Hackbarth; Sally Reid; Randall Davidson; Carolyn Bremer; and Paul Siskind, a huge thanks for volunteering your time and energy!
The call for next spring’s Region VIII conference is posted. Submission deadline is September 15.
Among the many performances scheduled for the 48th SCI National Conference at The Ohio State University are three winners of the SCI/ASCAP Student Competition Commission.
First place in 2010 was awarded to Andres Carrizo whose work Alucinaciones for saxophone quartet which will be performed by the Anubis Quartet on Thursday, Feb. 14th on a concert at 1:30 p.m.
First place 2011 was awarded to Eric Guinivan whose work Fractured Light for wind ensemble will be performed by The Ohio State University Wind Ensemble on Saturday, Feb., 15th on a concert at 8:00 p.m.
Second place in 2011 was awarded to Elliot Cless whose work *ROT* for saxophone quartet will be performed by the Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet on Friday, Feb. 15th on a concert at 8:00 p.m.