Welcome to NSEME 2018

In its seventh year, the National Student Electronic Music Event solicits works for its annual conference on March 9-10, 2018 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Composers currently enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students in a United States college or university are invited to submit works in the following categories:

  1. Music/Multimedia Works
  2. Papers/Technical Demostrations
  3. Audio/Video Installations

Submission deadline: December 15, 2017 11:59pm

Entry and Registration Fee: None

Individuals may submit only one work in each category:

1. Music

  • Electroacoustic music for fixed media, with up to 28 channels of audio.
  • Works combining musical instruments or voice with electronics.
  • Works for electronic instruments.
  • Video and multimedia works.

Works in progress will be considered if a substantial part of the work is complete. The accepted works cannot exceed the duration indicated at the time of submission, and the final version cannot be substantially different from the versions submitted.

For the selection process, multichannel works must be submitted as stereo mixes.

Works for instruments and electronics may be considered for performance by the Nova ensemble (UNT's new music ensemble), although composer provided performers are encouraged. Works of any length may be submitted, but, for practical reasons, works up to 12 minutes in duration will be more easily accommodated.

2. Papers/Presentations

We seek paper presentations or technical demostrations on topics related to the field of electroacoustic music. Please submit an abstract for consideration. Paper presentations are limited to 20 minutes, including Q&A.

3. Sound Installations

We seek sound installations to be presented in one of the CEMI studios for the duration of the conference. Basic video projection and sound reinforcement will be provided. Artists will be responsible for bringing all other necessary equipment.

Submission Information

Please submit works and papers for consideration to our submission form by Friday, December 15th at 11:59 P.M. Submissions after this time will not be considered.

Notifications of accepted works and papers will be sent by mid January and posted online to the conference website and Facebook page.

Questions may be directed to cemistaff@gmail.com

Guest Artist

Carla Scaletti is an experimental composer and entrepreneur, designer of the Kyma sound design language and co-founder of Symbolic Sound Corporation. Each of her compositions originates from a “what-if” hypothesis and involves live Kyma electronics interacting with acoustic sources and environments.  Educated at the University of Illinois (DMA, MCS), she studied composition with Salvatore Martirano, John Melby, Herbert Brün and Scott Wyatt and computer science with Ralph Johnson, one of the Design Patterns “Gang of Four.”  She has been guest lecturer at Centre de Crèation Musical Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) in Paris, and co-organizes the annual Kyma International Sound Symposium, this year based on the theme: Picturing Sound.

In addition to her work in software development and music composition, she has a special interest in scientific data sonification, and some of her work with physicist Lily Asquith on data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN influenced the musical score she created for choreographer Gilles Jobin’s piece QUANTUM. 


Concert Venue

MEIT Photo

The Merril Ellis Intermedia Theatre will be performance venue for the concerts at NSEME 2018; The MEIT has:

28.3 surround sound with a custom diffusion system

  • (8) Genelec 1037B (upper ring)
  • (8) Meyer UPJ-1P (middle ring)
  • (8) Adam S4A (lower ring)
  • (4) JBL SR4735A (distant)
  • (1) Genelec 7071A sub
  • (1) Meyer 500-HP sub
  • (1) Tannoy PS350B sub
  • (1) Yamaha M7CL Mixer
  • (1) Focusrite RedNet MP8R 8-channel MicPre and A/D‎
  • (1) Focusrite RedNet 1: 8-channel A-D/D-A
  • (1) Focusrite RedNet 2: 16-channel A-D/D-A
  • (1) Focusrite RedNet 3: 32-channel Digital I/O
  • (2) RME A/D - D/A Interface ADI-8 DS
  • (1) Apple Mac Pro 3.5 GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon E5 to Performance
  • (1) Apple Mac Pro 3.5 GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon E5 to Diffusion
  • (1) Custom Audio Diffusion Software via Pure Data
  • (4) Mackie Control Universal with Extension
  • (1) Mackie Ultra Pilot for remote diffusion
  • (1) Lexicon MX400 4-in/4-out Reverb/Effects Processor
  • Playback software
    • Reaper 5
    • Logic X
    • Digital Performer 9
    • Max/MSP/Jitter (versions 6 & 7)
    • Pure Data (PD)
    • QLab Pro Video+Audio

180-degree projection with custom video routing

  • (1) Apple Mac Pro 2x2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon dedicated to video

  • (3) Panasonic LZ370 video projectors

  • (1) Epson ProG7500U video projector

  • (1) Optoma S600 Overhead projector

  • (3) 18'x24' Da-Lite Motorized Scenic Scroller projector screens

  • (2) Panasonic P2HD AG-HPX170P video cameras

  • Custom Video Routing

    • Shinybow VGA Audio Matrix Switcher

    • Kramer 6x6 HDMI Matrix Switcher

Flexible theater lighting with custom lighting control

  • ETC Expression 3 lighting console

  • (4) Martin smartMAC moving lights

  • QLab lighting workstation

MIET Mic List


More information about travel, accommodations, parking, restaurants, and other, will be posted on this website as the conference approaches.

Stay tuned!


Airbnb offers a number of affordable options for Denton.

Courtyard by Marriott
The price includes Continental Breakfast and Shuttle bus service within the city of Denton.

Best Western Premier
The price includes full American Breakfast and courtesy cars service for small groups within the city of Denton.

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
The price includes full American Breakfast and Shuttle bus service within the city of Denton.

1.5 miles to UNT Campus (see map).
Near UNT Route: Centre Place shuttle stop 2 


Links to lists of hotels and alternative accommodation options:

Discover Denton

DFW International Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal D. DFW International Airport is 4th busiest airport in the US and 8th busiest in the world.

Denton, Texas is located in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. The closest airport is the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), located approximately 30 miles from Denton. There are many direct flights from a number of international locations to the DFW airport. There are a number of transportation options to travel between the DFW airport and Denton. Travel options range in price and include rental cars, shuttle services, and other options. An overview of the ground transportation options is found at http://www.dfwairport.com/transport/

To Denton

Shuttle Services

Denton to DFW Airport by train

***The Trinity Rail Express (TRE) does not run on Sunday!***

 https://goo.gl/maps/4V1wO – It takes about two hours and costs $7.50

  1. Ride Connect bus routes 4, 5 or 6 to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and get on the A-Train.
  2. Get off at the Trinity Mills Station, and transfer to the DART green line toward Buckner.
  3. Take the green line to Dallas Victory Station and transfer to the Trinity Rail Express (TRE) toward Fort Worth.
  4. Get off of the TRE at Centreport/DFW Airport station.
  5. TRE passengers traveling from CentrePort/DFW Airport Station to airline terminals board Remote South buses on the northwest end of the rail station platform.
    Buses depart the station approximately every 15 minutes.
    At Remote South, passengers connect to buses serving either Terminals A and C, Terminals B and E or Terminal D. (http://www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/dfw.html)

Dallas Love Field Airport to Denton by train

https://goo.gl/maps/7BJBj –  it  takes about 1.5 hours and costs $5 (regional 2-hour pass) a person.

See also: https://www.dcta.net/routes-schedules/how-to-ride/transit-connections

In Denton

UNT Shuttles

UNT Transportation Services Webpage

***UNT Shuttles does not operate on Saturday and Sunday!***

Taxi service

Denton Taxi – http://www.dentontaxi.net/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Connect Bus Service

Denton County Transportation Authority – https://www.dcta.net/


UNT Parking and Transportation

UNT Parking Map

Free parking is available for ICMC concerts in after 5:00 pm on the weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot D26located behind the Music Practice buildings (see map).

Please do not park in “A” or “Reserved” parking lots, as vehicles without a UNT Permit will be ticketed.


For more parking information visit:

Click Here to Create a Guest account and purchase a permit for $5 per day.

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is located in the Highland Street Garage, 620 Central Ave. The lobby entrance is off of Avenue A.
Contact Information: Department Phone Number: (940) 565-3020
Email: parking.services@unt.edu

Office Hours are:
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:00pm Closed on Saturday & Sunday

Restaurants, Cafe and other

On campus Restaurants & Cafe

Retail resturants on Campus

Dining Halls

Restaurants within walking distance to campus (Avenue C area)

Biwarchi Biryiani Point (Indian) 909 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 898-8889 http://www.bawarchibiryanipoint.com

Bowlery Fresh Food Restaurant (smoothies, salads, rice bowls) 901 Avenue C #101, Denton, TX 76201(940) 383-2695http://www.thebowllery.com

Subway 1609 Eagle Drive Denton, TX 76201 (940) 387-3604

Oriental Express (Chinese fast food) 1000 Avenue C Denton, TX 76201 Phone number (940) 383-2098

IHOP Restaurant, Breakfast & Brunch 1001 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 566-3823

Restaurants within walking distance to campus (Fry street area)

Big Mike’s (coffee) Address: 1306 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 565-1860

Chipotle Mexican Grill 1224 W Hickory St Denton 76201 (940) 808-1073 http://www.chipotle.com

Crooked Crust (Pizza) 101 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 565-5999

Jimmy Johns 107 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 484-5466 http://www.jimmyjohns.com

Pie Five (Italian) 1120 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 808-1675 http://www.piefivepizza.com

Pita Pit 105 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 484-7482 http://www.pitapitusa.com

Viet Bites (Vietnamese) 702 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 808-1717 http://www.vietbites.com

Restaurants around “The Square” (downtown Denton)

Andaman Thai 221 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 591-8790 http://www.andamanthairestaurant.com

Andy’s Bar and Grill 122 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201 http://www.andys.bar

Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream 117 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 384-1818

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 380-8226 http://www.fuzzystacoshop.com

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant 821 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 381-2712 http://www.giuseppesitaliana.com

Greenhouse Restaurant and Bar 600 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 484-1349 http://www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com

Hannah’s Off the Square (fine dining) 111 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-1110 http://www.hannahsoffthesquare.com

J&J’s Pizza 118 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201(940) 382-7769 http://www.jandjpizzadenton.com

Jupiter House Coffee 106 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 387-7100 http://www.jupiterhousecoffee.com

Mellow Mushroom (pizza) 217 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 323-1100 http://www.mellowmushroom.com

Oak Street Drafthouse (bar) 308 E Oak St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 435-0404 http://www.oakstreetdrafthouse.com

Queenie’s Steakhouse 115 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 442-6834 http://www.queeniessteakhouse.com

Thai Square 209 West Hickory, Suite 104, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 380-0671 http://www.thaisquaredenton.com

Vigne Wine Shop & Cigar Bar 219 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201(940) 566-1010

Wine 2 110 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 384-9463 http://www.winetimeswine.com

Restaurants in other parts of Denton

Beirut Mediterranean Grill 1622 W University Drive Denton, TX
(940) 442-5361 http://www.beirutmedgrill.com/

Mr. Chopsticks (Asian 1633 Scripture St, Denton, TX 76201(940) 382-5437 http://www.mrchopsticks.com/

Thai Ocha (Thai Restaurant) 1509 Malone St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 566-6018

Seven Mile Café (breakfast and lunch restaurant) 529 Bolivar St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 808-0200 www.sevenmilecafe.com


Denton Regional Urgent Care 2520 W University Dr. #1154, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 220-5901http://www.dentonregionalurgentcare.com

CareNow Denton Urgent Care 3751 South I-35E Denton, TX 76210 (940) 383-2700 http://www.carenow.com

Denton Regional Medical Center 3535 South Interstate 35 Denton, TX 76210 (940) 384-3535

CVS Pharmacy 1502 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
(940) 483-8187

Golden Triangle Mall 2201 N Interstate 35 E, Denton, TX 76205 (940) 566-6024 htp://www.shopgoldentriangle.com

Kroger Grocery Store 5021 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76210 (940) 380-4100

Online resources