Music Now
the Newsletter of the 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

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. Please submit News of Members in the form of a brief article rather than a review, list or program. Send your articles by E-mail to

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Music Now

Vol. 27, No. 3, September 2002

Message from the President:
Greetings to everyone! Hope the summer treated you all well, and didn't fly by too quickly. I personally cannot believe that September is here!! I hope that everyone will be encouraging students to get a submission together for our Arnold Salop Memorial Competition for Undergraduate students and the Philip Slates Memorial Competition for Graduate students. These contests are a wonderful opportunity for some of our young composers to get a WIN for their resumes, and a chance for a performance on the next Forum. Don't forget that September 30 is the deadline for members to submit compositions and papers for the 2003 Forum at the University of Georgia March 5-8. Roger Vogel has plans for the Forum moving forward. He has asked that if you submit works for large ensembles, you also send something for smaller forces, since the large ensembles can only accept a limited number of pieces. He also welcomes you to bring visiting performers for your work. I am really looking forward to the 2003 Forum, knowing the wonderful hospitality offered by those great folks in Georgia, the outstanding tribute to be made to the memory of John Boda, and the Bach break by the Swiss performers, to say nothing of seeing you all and hearing your music again. Have a productive fall! Donna Kelly Eastman

Announcement: On Friday night of our Forum at Georgia (March 7th), the Bach B Minor Mass will be performed by a visiting group, Ensemble Corund - - website:

News of Members
Bob Jones University presented a retrospective concert of works by Dwight Gustafson including: Fanfare and Celebration composed for the Greenville (SC) Symphony (played also by Symphonies in Iowa, Penn, and Kentucky) Fantasia for a Celebration, commissioned by the Williamsburg Symphony in celebration of the City's 300th anniversary, clips from two feature-length films with live music, several shorter choral works, a movement from his violin concerto, Encounters, and a piece commissioned for the concert, Words of Passion and Resurrection, for chorus and orchestra with narrator. The concert was conducted by the composer.

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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

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CONTEST RULES: 1. Both contests are limited to works for 8 performers or fewer. Each contestant may submit a maximum of two (2) scores. Recordings (CD or cassette) are not required, but much appreciated. Each work submitted must be an original musical composition which has received no previous award. 2. All contestants must be full-time students in conservatories, colleges, or universities within the area represented in the Southeastern Composers? League: Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The Arnold Salop Contest is limited to undergraduate students, and the Philip Slates Contest is limited to graduate students. Students outside the League area are eligible to participate only if they are students of a member of the League. There are no other curricular or age restrictions. 3. A first place award of $150 and a second place award of $100 will be made in each contest. Winners will be announced at the SCL Annual Forum and the winning compositions will be considered for performance on the Forum program the following year. Should no entry be considered worthy of an award, none will be given. 4. Four (4) copies of each entry (score and cassette) must be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by (A) a copy of the completed entry blank below, and (B) a stamped, self-addressed envelope suitable for returning materials to the contestant. The Southeastern Composers? League assumes no responsibility for damage to scores and tapes in transit. Do not submit the only remaining copy of any score. 5. Receipt deadline for submission is December 1, 2001. Send entries to: Dr. Richard Montalto Box W-70 Mississippi University for Women Columbus MS 39701


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