The Roger and Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music

The Dancz Center for New Music is the home of the Music Composition area at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Athens, Georgia. The Dancz Center facilities feature a modular black box theater and three electronic music studios, all interconnected via a network of video and audio feeds to form a robust space for the creation, performance, recording, and dissemination of 21st century music and multimedia artworks. Dancz Hall is an extensively equipped multimedia performance room. With flexible seating and computer controlled dramatic lighting capabilities, Dancz Hall provides composers, performers, and audiences with a unique atmosphere conducive to contemporary music, experimental music drama, student composer recitals, guest artists, electroacoustic music, and interactive performance. Dancz Hall is reserved exclusively for performances, rehearsals, and performances that focus on 21st century literature. DIRECTIONS TO THE DANCZ CENTER

Spring 2018 Highlights

This past year was an exciting one for new music at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music!

In February the Dancz Center hosted the Southeastern Electroacoustic Composers Collective for an evening of premieres by regional composers to a full house. In March, we had a visit from Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a reading session of UGA student composers' works. We also hosted guest performances, worksops, talks, reading and recording sessions with Departure DuoNois Saxophone Quartet and guest composers Xi Wang and Joel Love.

Check out the Media Page for highlights and recent music by UGA Composers. Stay tuned to see what the 2018-19 season has in store!


Music Composition at UGA

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s composition and theory area features internationally recognized faculty, attracting talented student composers and theorists from the United States and abroad. 

Composition and theory students at the Hodgson School enjoy countless opportunities to present their work, including frequent Student Composers Association recitals and chamber music performances, research symposia, and opportunities with visiting guest musicians. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in and collaborate with the Hodgson School's numerous small chamber ensembles, orchestras, bands, and choirs.

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For more information on composition and theory academic programs, click here.

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