Message from the President: Greetings once again! Washington is beautiful right now with the colors on the trees at their peak this week. But, of course, it means that winter isn't far off - days getting shorter and colder - not my favorite season! Just a couple of reminders -- students must submit their works by December 1st for our Arnold Salop Memorial Competition for Undergraduate students and the Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Graduate students. Please encourage them to "get it together" and send something off. Tapes or CDs are encouraged (midi is fine), but the committee can read scores if recordings are not available. Also, January 1st is the due date for 2003 dues to be sent to Chic. Why not do it now while you're thinking about it. His address is here in the newsletter. I am so looking forward to our Forum in Georgia! Hope you can all make it! Meanwhile, Happy Holiday Season!
Donna Kelly Eastman
Dues: Please make your check to Southeastern
Composers' League, and send it to Leonard Ball. See reverse for his address.
2003 Dues should be received by 1 January 2003.
Composer - $30.00, Associate - $20.00, Student - $10.00
Call for Scores (January 2003 Deadline) The recently formed Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music at Florida International University (FIU) is pleased to announce a call for scores for submission to the New Music Miami ISCM Festival being held April 10 through 12, 2003 and for consideration as part of FIU's NODUS ensemble's 2003-2004 concert series. This call is open to all composers regardless of age, nationality, etc.. Only works by US composers however will also be considered for submission to the World Music Days being held in Switzerland in 2004. The New Music Miami ISCM Festival will feature 5 concerts and meet the composer sessions over 3 days. More than 15 composers from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the US are anticipated as participants. The festival will cover lodging for the composers that are invited to participate. Performers from FIU's NODUS ensemble and other guest performers will be featured including cellist Madeleine Shapiro, guitarist Jaime Marquez, and the Cuarteto Latinoamericano.
The focus of the festival will be new music for strings. The NODUS concert series features performances by the ensemble at various South Florida venues with artist faculty and guest performers. In addition to works being submitted to the New Music Miami ISCM Festival and the NODUS concert series, we will be selecting several pieces for performance at the World Music Days being held in Switzerland, September 26 through October 3, 2004. As an Associated Section we will be submitting up to 6 works to represent the USA at the festival.
Works for any combination of instruments (with or without tape, video, and electronics - or solo tape) will be accepted for possible submission to the World Music Days however only works that employ one or more of the following instruments (one on a part) will be considered for the New Music Miami ISCM Festival: violin, viola, cello, contrabass, classical guitar (all works with or without tape and/or electronics are acceptable). Works for the NODUS concerts in South Florida should be for one or more of the following instruments (one on a part): Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon/Contra Bassoon, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, Contrabass (all works with or without tape and/or electronics are acceptable) .
Please note that works to be submitted to the World Music Days must be from composers who are citizens or permanent residents of the US. Unless otherwise indicated we will consider works for both the World Music Days and the events at FIU. For more information regarding the World Music Days please visit http://www.wnmd2004.ch Up to 2 works may be submitted with a processing fee of $20 US for the first work and $10 US for the second work. Please make checks payable to the FIU SCHOOL OF MUSIC (do not send cash). In addition to the score, a recording of the work (CD or cassette) is strongly recommended. Parts need not be submitted at this time but must be made immediately available if the work is programmed in South Florida or accepted for the World Music Days. Please include a bio (with residency/citizenship information) and program notes as well as SASE if you wish that your materials be returned (submissions received without SASE and not selected may be recycled).
All submissions must be postmarked by January
15, 2003. Selected works will be announced in February. Please send all materials
to: Orlando Jacinto Garcia ISCM Miami Section Florida International University
School of Music WPAC 145B University Park Miami, Florida 33199 USA For more
information about the Miami
ISCM please visit the web page.
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