About Us

Each year the Student Composer Association is operated by three graduate students from the Jacobs School of Music composition department. The officers ensure that the initiatives and projects of SCA are carried out in complement to the existing activities of the composition department. Funding for SCA initiatives is drawn primarily from grants awarded by the IUSA (Indiana University Student Association). The SCA is very grateful for their ongoing annual support.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our projects and activities (sca@indiana.edu).


SCA Mission Statement

The Student Composer Association at Indiana University exists primarily to further the professional development of composition students enrolled at the Jacobs School of Music, while encouraging student involvement and presence in the Bloomington community.
Under the auspices of the composition department the SCA:

  • Facilitates the annual guest composer program, bringing high profile guest composers and educators to campus
  • Develops cross-departmental projects for the creation and premiere of new works
  • Produces successful, annual public performances in conjunction with community partners in Bloomington
  • Hosts reception events for new and prospective students
The SCA maintains a strong presence within the Jacobs School of Music and seeks to promote a robust new music community.


SCA Officers, 2012

Jay Hurst, President
Nicholas Cline, Treasurer
Francisco Cortes Alvarez, Secretary