A message from Adam Vidiksis, Student Coordinator
We are excited to be working on some new initiatives that will provide even more opportunities for student composer development.
- “Snapshot Conferences” – establishing a series of micro-conferences between composition departments at neighboring schools; providing recital and performance opportunities, score exchanges and networking between performers and peer composers
- Growing the SCI student chapters – the regional representatives will help reach out to schools within each region and encourage participation, networking and interaction between the student chapters
- Regional Mixtapes – through the student representatives, each SCI region is encouraged to create a mixtape of student works. These recordings will be curated into a collection and made available on the SCI website, to promote and highlight the depth and variety of new music being created and performed nationwide
These exciting projects offer a great potential to all student composers for the performance and promotion of their works. In these ways, the SCI can provide a strong professional platform for young composers to build upon as they establish their professional careers.
As always, our greatest ideas come from our members and we would love to hear your thoughts, initiatives, questions and comments. How can the SCI better support you as a young composer? What resources would you like to see made available? If you have a great idea that you would like to see implemented, please let us know.
We are working towards the next SCI Student National Conference (further details to come) and are excited about the growth of the Snapshot Conferences, the Mixtape project and increasing the networks of student composers. Many other opportunities exist. We are all out there doing some great musical things – together, we can shape an invigorated network of creative minds.
I look forward to meeting you all and to working together to promote the dynamic new music of student composers.