Music Now

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


Betty Wishart, Vice-President

6205 Farrington Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Richard Montalto, Secretary

113 Joy Springs Road

Columbus, MS 39701


Leonard Ball, Treasurer

175 Windfall Drive

Winterville, GA 20683


Music Now is published four times a year, in January, May, September and November by the Southeastern Composers’ League and is distributed to all members, associate members and student members. The deadline for all materials is the 1st of the month of publication.


News of Members must be submitted in the form of a brief article. Reviews, lists and programs will not be accepted. Submissions may be sent by E-mail, diskette or hard copy.


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Music Now

Newsletter of the Southeastern Composers’ League



  January, 2002                                                                                                                                                          Volume 27, Number 1



Message from the President

Happy New Year everyone!!

 I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and are looking forward to the new year, as I am. The major subject for discussion is our 2002 Forum to be held at Mercer University in Macon, GA, February 14-16.  Having just received the working schedule, I can sincerely say that it looks like a superb program!  Our hostess, Bonnie Miksch, is working hard with her colleagues to provide us with a wonderful Forum, and I hope that everyone will be able to attend.  I have heard from our Vice President, Richard Montalto, that he will not be attending this year’s meeting, but I think you will agree that expecting a baby in the family at that time is a pretty good excuse.  We all wish Rick and Donna all the best in the arrival of their new offspring. So that you can make your travel plans to the Forum, the hotel information and the program schedule have been emailed to all of those of you for whom we have email addresses, and will also be included elsewhere in this newsletter.  Note that the $59 hotel rate is only guaranteed until Jan. 15, so you will need to call right away for a reservation.  Bonnie will be sending you more Forum details by mail. 

This is also the time for 2002 dues to be paid.  Our treasurer, Chic Ball, will be looking for your checks to update the membership list.  You will not be receiving a “dues due” notice, so consider this Music Now as your notification.

I’m off to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts next week for an intensive month of writing, but will see you all at the Forum in February.


                Donna Kelly Eastman



Call for Information

SCL Members are encouraged to mail member email and web site addresses to Bruce Mahin for inclusion on the SCL web site. Send information to:  Check the directory at


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.


2003 Dues should be received by 1 January 2003


Composer - $30.00, Associate - $20.00, Student - $10.00

Please make your check payable to Southeastern Composers’ League and send it to Leonard Ball. See the reverse side for his address.




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SCL Conference

February 14-16, 2002


Hotel Information: Crowne Plaza in downtown Macon. Phone: 478-746-1461.

Mention affiliation with SCL /Mercer University to secure rate of $59 per night.

Reserve room by January 15 to secure this rate.


Tentative Conference Schedule


Thursday, 2/14


Concert I 3:00 p.m. works by Mercer University students.


Concert II 5:00 p.m.

works by Jacobs, Kilstofte, Crabtree, Coleman, Wilkerson, Sieg, & Constantinides.


Concert III 8:00 p.m.

works by Sain, Hamm, Taylor, Epperson, Francis, MacLean, Eastman, Bulow, & Penrose.



Friday, 2/15


10:00 a.m. Lecture by Mahin.


12:00 p.m. Business Luncheon: Trustees Dining Room on Campus


Concert IV 2:00 p.m.

works by Elwood, Donahue, Derfler, Carroll, & Blauvelt.


Concert V 5:00 p.m.

works by Turner, Kasparov, Wishart, Bailey, Kirk, Forrester, Miksch, Bryson, Benner, & Feller.


Concert VI 8:00 p.m.

works by Broening, Robertson, Stewart, Davis, Richards, Price, & Dorsam.



Saturday, 2/16


Concert VII 10:00 a.m.

works by Robbins, Cook, Delikat, Childs, Mason, Kallstrom, & Alexander.


2:00 p.m. Presentation by Penrose.


Concert VIII 3:00 p.m.

works by Vogel, Sherr, May, Johnson, New, Corina, Landis, Araujo, & Stokes.


5:15 – 7:15 p.m. SCL Banquet Michael’s on Mulberry – Downtown Macon


Concert IX 8:00 p.m.

works by Washka, Grier, Hindman, Kennedy, Smith, Bernstein, Bass, & Hoffman.