SCI Region II Conference at Syracuse University

Syracuse University | Setnor School of Music
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

Our 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 p.m. choral concert by Syracuse’s University Singers in Hendricks Chapel.

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

Calls for Scores, Presentations, and Proposals

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.

All submissions are due February 15, 2022. Selected pieces will be announced no later than May 15, 2022. Submission instructions are below. The conference will be hosted by SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S SETNOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC November 4–6, 2022 in Syracuse, NY.

Artists working in all styles and genres are encouraged to apply.

Submitting parties must be members of SCI. To join SCI, visit:

Composers can make up to two submissions, either both for the same call category or one each for two different call categories.

In the selection process, preference will be given to composers within Region II (New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico); however, all composers within the United States are encouraged to apply.

There is no application fee associated with this call. Syracuse University anticipates hosting this conference in person, barring any extenuating circumstances. If held in person, selected composers/presenters are expected to register and attend. We will update the status of the conference as needed. Travel expenses to and from the conference in Syracuse, NY are the composer’s responsibility.

For all inquiries related to this call, please send an email to the SCI Region II Co-chairs (Natalie Draper & Neil Flory) at

General Submission Guidelines

All materials should be submitted via New Music Engine. Please include the following materials:

For Calls #1–6:

  • PDF score for each submitted work. (If your work does not use a conventionally-notated score, please provide a document with a description of how the work is performed.)
  • Recording for each submitted work. (MIDI mockups are permitted for unperformed works.)
  • For Call #6, please include audio/tech needs

For Call #7

PDF including the following:

  • 1-page Project Narrative (see below)
  • Biographies for Principal Artistic Personnel
  • Budget and Funding Plan (as needed)
  • Any additional documentation that will help to explain your project

For Call #8

A PDF including the following: