THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL / SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS REGION IV | MARCH 4-6, 2020 CALL FOR SCORES AND PAPERS

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL / SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS REGION IV | MARCH 4-6, 2020 CALL FOR SCORES AND PAPERS

The School of Music at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in conjunction with the Society of Composers Inc. announces its fifth annual Contemporary Music Festival to be held March 4-6, 2020 at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. We are excited to welcome composers Emily Koh, Carolina Heredia, Alex Burtzos, and Travis Alford as our visiting composers. We also look forward to hosting Transient Canvas as our featured ensemble and flautist Rita D’Arcangelo as our featured performer. We are implementing a call for scores as well as a call for papers/presentations.

Our call for scores this year will have three categories. The first is a composer/performer call for those who can perform their own works or bring their own performers. Composers may submit up to two scores for consideration for this call. There is no time limit, but works under 10 minutes are more likely to be programmed to allow for a wide selection. This call is for acoustic instruments, acoustic instruments with electroacoustic elements, fixed media, and/or live electronic performances. We are unable to accommodate prepared piano or other extended piano techniques at this time.

The second category is for Rita D'Arcangelo for works for flute alone. Composers may send one work for this category.

The third is for Transient Canvas, which will be for solo or duo works using clarinet/bass clarinet and marimba. Composers may send one work for this category as well. This category is reserved for SCI members. If selected and not currently a member of SCI, the composer must join when informed of the selection.

Composers may submit for all three categories, but only one score per composer may be selected for inclusion at the conference. All composers whose works are chosen are required to attend the performance.

For the paper presentation submissions, please send proposal abstracts of 250 words or less. Paper presentations will last approximately 20 minutes with 5-10 minutes for questions. Supplemental materials may be sent as.pdfs.

All submissions for the calls should be made through New Music Engine. Individuals may submit for the score calls and the paper presentations, but a separate submission must be completed for each. The deadline for submission is midnight December 15, 2019, and applicants will be notified by January 1, 2020.

There is no fee to apply for these calls. There is a $35 registration fee for all festival participants. If selected for participation, information for payment will be sent to you via email.

For more information regarding the call for scores, please contact Dr. Andrew Sigler at asigler@utk.edu or Dr. Jorge Variego at jvariego@utk.edu

For more information regarding the call for papers, please contact Dr. Brendan McConville at bmcconvi@utk.edu

15 Dec 2019
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