2020 SCI Region V Conference at Ohio University

Ohio University is pleased to announce a call for works for the 2020 Region V Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. The conference will be held on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio from November 6-7, 2020 and co-hosted by Robert McClure and Mark Phillips.

Deadline May 1, 2020

Selected composers must be current SCI members. Preference will be given to members within Region V (IN, MI, MN, OH, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD, WI, MB, ON). Student submissions and submissions by historically underrepresented groups are welcomed and highly encouraged. Submission of works for which the composer can provide performers are welcomed and encouraged.

Composers may submit up to 2 works. Works that are no more than 15 minutes in duration will have the best chance of being programmed. All scores and recordings (MIDI is acceptable if no live recording is available) should be submitted online only via the New Music Engine website (www.newmusicengine.org). All composers will be notified about the acceptance status of their submission by September 1, 2020. (Early submissions are strongly encouraged to help accommodate conductors and performers planning their repertoire for the season. Early acceptance/notification may be possible in some cases.)

Submitted works can fit into any of these categories:

1. Wind Symphony: 1 piccolo, 3-5 flutes, 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4-8 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 4 saxophones (SATB or AATB), 3-6 trumpets, 4 horns, 2-3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 2-3 euphoniums, 2-3 tubas, 3-6 percussionists.

2. Choir (SATB or SSA)

3. Jazz Ensemble: 5 saxophones (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass, drum set)

4. Shimmering Silver Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (Maximum of 2 alto and 2 bass doublings in either ensemble)

5. Sonax Saxophone Quartet (SATB)

6. Ohio Brass Quintet (2 trumpets, horn, tenor trombone, tuba)

7. Athenia Wind Trio (flute, oboe, bassoon)

8. Ohio Winds (Wind Quintet seeking pedagogical works for the possibility of repeat performances during future recruiting events)

9. Percussion Ensemble (8 players max)

10. Trombone Choir (8 players max, can include 1 alto, 2 bass)

11. Piano Four-Hands

12. Faculty/Graduate Student Chamber Ensembles (2-5 players without electronics) - All orchestral/band instruments and voice types EXCEPT harp and classical guitar

13. Faculty/Graduate Student Soloists with or without electronics. Live or fixed electronics, stereo only, maximum of 2 microphones provided for any setup - All orchestral/band instruments and voice types EXCEPT harp and classical guitar

14. Fixed Media and/or Live Electronic Performances by Composer (2.1, 4.1, 5.1, and 8.1 in Double Diamond configuration)

15. Video (single channel video, 2.1 audio)

16. Performers provided by the composer

Composers and presenters who are selected for this conference are required to remit a registration fee and must agree to attend the festival. Regrettably, SCI is not able to offer travel stipends or honorariums to conference participants.

If there are any questions or concerns, please address these to ouregion5@gmail.com.

Please visit http://www.ohioschoolofmusic.com/callforworks for more information.

1 May 2020