NSEME 2021 – Call for Scores

Online conference from April 24-25, 2021


The 2021 NSEME (National Student Electronic Music Event), hosted by Ithaca College, NY is dedicated a topical exploration of the idea of space, and all the artistic interpretations that it creates. The current extended global pandemic has led to a worldwide focus on the topics of isolation, emptiness, and distance from people, places, and experiences, and subsequently caused a wave of artistic expression anchored in these ideas. The goal is to harness this common struggle and display the unique ways that musicians are expressing these feelings through music and installations. We believe the conference’s basis in a universally shared experience will make for a unifying, meaningful and effective event.

NSEME is a floating organization with no official school, board or members. Each year, the event is hosted by a different school, and the next host is typically decided by the previous host.

Please Note: NSEME 2021 will be hosted entirely remote via Webinar

The Department of Theory, History, and Composition at Ithaca College cultivates musicians who listen analytically, think critically, write dynamically, and create insightfully. We offer degrees in four areas and have an active and distinguished faculty. The Electronic Music Studios serve as a focal point of creative expression through the use of technology. For composition majors and other pre-professional students, the studios offer the chance for students to learn technologies and compositional techniques used in the fields of digital recording, sound and timbre design, editing, and mixing. For liberal arts students, the studios offer the chance for students to explore their own compositional and creative interests while learning a variety of ways to make music through music technologies.

NSEME 2021 Schedule

All times are according to EST.

Short Welcome

4/24 11:30 AM – 12 PM

Keynote Speech
Professor Patricia Alessandrini

4/24  12 – 1 PM

Paper Talks 1

4/24  2 – 4 PM

Concert I

4/24  5 – 7 PM

Networking and Social

4/25  10 – 10:30 AM

Keynote Speech
Professor Anastasia Georgaki

4/25  10:30 – 11:30 AM

Paper Talks II

4/25  1 – 2 PM

Concert II

4/25  3 – 4:30 PM

Concert III

4/25  5:30 – 7 PM

Submit to NSEME 2021

Please submit works and papers by March 8th, 2021.  Works submitted after this time will not be considered.  To submit, please email nseme2021@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Text or PDF document containing your full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • A link to your musical work/abstract of your paper

Please Note: PDF, audio, video and text files should be uploaded to platforms such as Dropbox, Megaupload, or any hosting space. Your materials must be available at the provided URL until at least April 25, 2021.

  • A short bio (no longer than 250 words)

  • A photo (good resolution)

Please Note: when submitting, please name files in the following style-


Ex.  crumb_george_black_angels

If you are submitting both a paper and a musical work, please submit two separate applications.  

Submissions do not have to be anonymous.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at nseme2021@gmail.com with any questions you have!