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

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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Music Now

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 Music.
Sincerely, Donna Kelly Eastman

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 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 His email is:

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: 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: 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. 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

Performance Resources:

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.

Submission Instructions:

For flexibility of scheduling, composers should submit up to three works. In order to ensure a place on the program, composers submitting 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:

Please 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