In 2013 I was contacted by Lisa Oman, CSIC Executive Director, and Nick Benavides, Program Director. They expressed an interest in my composition Salt Marsh Rag and asked for my permission to have it added to the CSIC Score Library. I was not familiar with CSIC. However, after Lisa told me about the organization I quickly became inspired by its mission.
Composers & Schools in Concert provides high school students with hands-on experience in the professional field of music composition through composer commissions, workshops, and a contemporary score library for young performers.
The CSIC Score Library is an online catalog of contemporary music, of diverse genres, geared toward young performers. The aim is to promote awareness of contemporary music and help educators easily locate contemporary pieces for their ensembles to perform. The CSIC Score Library is a searchable directory which lists scores created by composers –- including those commissioned by CSIC — that are particularly suited, yet challenging and innovative, for youth ensembles.
Composers & Schools in Concert is a worthy organization for your financial support and for promoting it to musicians and schools in your community.
For more information, visit the CSIC website: