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S.C.O.R.E.

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Composers Organized to Realize Excellence) is the West Virginia University chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), a national organization for professional composers. Many, but not all, members of the national organization are associated with academia, a fact mirrored in the WVU S.C.O.R.E. chapter that is comprised of majors and non-majors. S.C.O.R.E. members receive online publications from SCI that detail opportunities for composition contests, commissions, various national and international conferences, and a listserv/forum for discussion of compositional issues. S.C.O.R.E. sponsors concerts of new music at WVU’s Creative Arts Center and visits to Heinz Hall for the concerts of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Funds generated by member dues provide for recording session and other benefits. The chapter is an accredited student organization with WVU Student Affairs, elects its own officers, and is sponsored by Dr. David Taddie.