Society for New Music


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications Being Accepted for HWS Composer's Sandbox Summer Intensive

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Composer's Sandbox Summer Intensive is an opportunity for composers in the early stages of their career to study with a renowned faculty of composers. Students selected for the program will have the opportunity to work with musicians from the award-winning Society for New Music. The two-week-long Intensive will culminate in a performance and recording of their work by SNM's acclaimed Society Players.

DATES: May 29-June 11, 2022

* Daily meetings with composition faculty to discuss works in progress
* Faculty-led group composition seminars to facilitate discussion of student works and provide evaluative and critical feedback
* Improvisation workshops
* 48-hour composition challenge
* Composition seminars to look at seminal works and works by historically disenfranchised/marginalized composers -- particularly focusing on compositions germane to the works of student composers
* Orchestration seminars
* A seminar on entrepreneurship: building marketing skills as a composer

FACULTY: Mark Olivieri, Jennifer Bellor, Marc Mellits, Douwe Eisenga

TUITION: $1,500, includes room and board

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 23, 2022 (midnight EST)
Due to technical difficulties with the website, the application deadline has been extended.

For more information or to apply, visit


SCI Region II Conference: November 4-6, 2022

In the fall of 2022, Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music will host the Society of Composers, Incorporated Region II Conference. This conference is the first SCI Region II conference to be held since 2006. Region II includes SCI members from New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. Interested in becoming a member of SCI? For more information, please visit

The conference will feature several calls for scores, as well as panel and project proposals. We are partnering with Central New York's Society for New Music and Symphoria! for this multi-day event. Our guest artist, composer Nilo Alcala, will be the featured composer of the choral concert and will give a pre-concert talk.

The conference will begin with a concert on the evening of Friday, November 4. Activities on Saturday, November 5 include concerts, panels, and networking opportunities. The conference concludes on Sunday, November 6 with a 4:00 pm choral concert by Syracuse's University Singers in Hendricks Chapel.

The full schedule will be posted on this site in the spring of 2022.

The conference includes a variety of calls for scores and proposals, due February 15, 2022. SCI members are invited to send up to two submissions to the conference.
More information can be found on the SCI website.

The conference will offer a menu of virtual and in-person registration options. Our registration page will be posted in the spring of 2022.


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