Southeastern Composers' League
James Guthrie, Editor
105 Sycamore Road
Franklin, VA 23851
Southeastern Composers' League Officers
Donna Kelly Eastman, President
6812 Dina Leigh Court
Springfield, VA 22153
Richard Montalto, Vice-President
113 Joy Springs Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Betty Wishart, Secretary
6205 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Leonard Ball, Treasurer
175 Windfall Drive
Winterville, GA 30683
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the Newsletter of the Southeastern Composers' League
May, 2002, Volume 27, Number 2
Message from the President:
Summer is a-comin' in! Hope that means good things for everyone! My oldest son
is getting married, so I'm writing wedding marches among other preparations! I
wanted everyone to know that John Boda, one of our organization's founding members
passed away April 14th in Ocala, Florida, after a series of strokes. He was born
in Boyceville, Wisconsin 79 years ago, graduated from Eastman, and taught at Florida
State University for 54 years. John and his music are revered by several generations
of students and colleagues, and we hope to offer a much-deserved tribute at our
Forum next March. A memorial scholarship fund has been established in John's name,
and donations can be sent to Kim Shively, School of Music, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180. Make check out to Boda Scholarship Fund School of
Sincerely, Donna Kelly
News of Members:
Peter Blauvelt - Cette ratatouille for solo voice was performed by Kathryn
Venable at a concert of the Birmingham Composers Alliance at the Museum of Art
in Birmingham, AL, on January 22. St. Petersburg, FL, and the Tampa Bay Composers'
Forum saw the premieres of In profundum for clarinet, cello and piano on
February 10, Mare nostrum for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
on March 2, and Mantra for piano (performed by Deborah Jacobs Young) on
March 3, the latter two being part of the Festival of Living Music. Meanwhile,
February 26 had seen From Another World for saxophone quartet performed
by the Ancia Quartet on the Musser New Music Series at the Landmark Center in
St. Paul, MN. Herbstliches for English horn, bass saxophone and piano was
premiered in Tilburg, Holland, by a local group of musicians on March 11, and
Variations, 8th Piano Sonata, was performed at the last SCL conference
in Tuscaloosa, AL, on April 5. On April 10, From Another World got another performance
by The New Music Ensemble of the University of Florida in Gainesville, followed
by two performances of Crossroads for 3 narrators and 4 amateur musicians
April 26 and 30 by Defenestration at the Franklin Pierce College in Rindge,
NH. During the summer, only Solitary Moments for cello solo was performed
July 11 by David LeDoux at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA, on a NACUSA regional concert.
October 26 then saw Piano Trio (for the usual instrumentation) performed
by Tre donne musicanti at a Tampa Bay Composers' Forum concert in St. Petersburg,
FL. Finally, Four Quiet Piano Pieces was premiered by the composer at the
SCI Region IV conference in Gainesville, FL, Nov. 10.
Miscellaneous Calls for Scores:
I seek song cycles for tenor (soprano) and piano, or tenor (soprano), piano and
double bass, composed since 1990, 15 minutes, maximum duration, in English, by
contemporary poets. Send scores to Gregory Wiest, Tuerkenstr. 45, 80799 Munich,
Germany or contact me at email@example.com. Deadline: November 30, 2002.
Matt Gould, Artistic Director of Guitar Plus International, and Director of Guitar
Studies at Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus, seeks chamber works with
guitar (duet to nonet and larger ensembles) to perform. Send mixed instrument
works with guitar, or make him aware of the works via e-mail, or input data about
the works to the Guitar Plus International database section of http://www.duo46.com
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCL Editorial Site: Here is the on-line version of Music Now, and
a pre-print preview of future issues. As I receive information for the next newsletter,
I will post it at: http://www.jamesguthrie.com/scl/html Enjoy! ~ jg
Call for Information: Send your e-mail and web site addresses to Bruce
Mahin for inclusion on the official SCL web site. Send information to: email@example.com
Check the directory at http://www.radford.edu/~scl-web
Membership and Dues Information: Membership in the Southeastern Composers'
League is open to all composers residing in the southeastern United States (Alabama,
Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and
West Virginia) who have demonstrated a seriousness of purpose and basic competence
in scoring for orchestra or chamber ensemble. Associate membership is open to
any non-composer or institution interested in the objectives of the League. Student
Composer Membership is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who are
located in the Southeast or who are studying with an SCL Member Composer. Associate
and Student Composer members may participate in most of the League's activities.
Please make your check payable to Southeastern Composers' League and send it to
Leonard Ball. See page 1 for his address.
2003 Dues should be received by 1 January 2003
Composer - $30.00, Associate - $20.00, Student - $10.00
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Call for Scores
The 2003 Southeastern Composers League Forum
will be held March 6-8 at
the University of Georgia.
(And also March 5 if necessary.)
Deadline for submissions is 30 September, 2002.
Send submissions to:
Roger C. Vogel
University of Georgia
School of Music
Athens, GA 30606
Large performance organizations include: orchestra, band, and chorus.
Chamber ensembles and soloists of all types are available.
Works incorporating electronics and computer resources are also possible.
Composers are encouraged to provide their own performers.
For flexibility of scheduling, composers should submit up to three
In order to ensure a place on the program,
a work for a large performance organization should also submit one or
two chamber works as well.
Entries should be accompanied by the form enclosed in Music Now and
also found at the SCL website at:
include program notes and short biographical information in hard copy
as well as on floppy disk.
Indicate any special requirements.
Composers wishing their materials to be returned be mail should include
a SASE. The materials may also be retrieved at the conference.
Membership in SCL is required for all composers whose works are
accepted for performance, and composers whose works have been scheduled
are expected to attend the forum .
In addition to music submissions, papers and presentations are welcome.
Please send a detailed abstract or proposal. All topics dealing with
composition, technology, pedagogy, theory, cultural and gender studies,
or aesthetics are welcome. Deadline for submission of abstracts or
proposals is 30 September 2002. Entries should be accompanied by the
form enclosed in Music Now and also found at the SCL website at:
Composition/Presentation Submission Form