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Song Collaborators Consortia

Song Collaborators Consortia

Who We Are

We are singers, pianists, composers, theorists, musicologists and any other musician that love art song. We recognize art song as a unique and self-sustaining art form that gives us insight into the human experience. The SCC was founded in Fall of 2011 by Dr. Christopher Meerdink, dedicated to the performance of art song and the commissioning of new works.

Art Song Festival

The Song Collaborators Consortia Art Song Festival is a National conference surrounding the topic of art song. We gather together regularly to sing for each other and present sessions relating to some aspect of art song composition, analysis, and/or performance. Our sessions and performances have taken place on the campus of West Texas A&M University and at the Fibonacci Building in Downtown Amarillo, home of Chamber Music Amarillo. This coming year, the SCC Art Song Festival hits the road to Syracuse, NY!

Commissioning new works

New works have made up nearly one half of the sessions presented at the Art Song Festival. Coming soon: SCC website and searchable database of singers, pianists, and composers interested in pooling resources to commission new works.


2018 Art Song Festival

The 2018 Art Song Festival will be held from March 7-9 on the campus of Syracuse University and surrounding areas. Registration and song proposals will be accepted until January 15, 2018. Every attempt is made to accommodate all registration requests. Schedule

Featured performance topics:

Music of composers local to upstate NY, i.e. Ben Moore, Howard Boatwright, Ernst Bacon, Charles Griffes, and others.

Music of the Holocaust

Satire in Song: Humorous, poignant, honest: songs from any era that pack a punch

Off the Beaten Path: New works or works that you think are new to others!

Song Slam: Any time-tested art songs that you love. This is the session for you!

Pianist's Choice: If a pianist would like to perform something but does not have a singer in tow, I will find one for you! Pianist's Choice can happen on any session and will be indicated as the pianist's choice.

Cabaret - Music of the Weimar Republic

Do you have a presentation in mind? Submit for a presentation here.

When registering for the festival, please indicate what session you would like your songs to be on. If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at cmeerdink@wtamu.edu. I cannot wait to see you all!

Travel and Registration

Hotel information to come.

A registration fee of $100 applies to each individual participating.

Please make checks or money orders out to: Song Collaborators Consortia

Send Checks or money orders to: c/o Chris Meerdink, Campus P.O. Box 60879, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX 79016