The Roger and Phyllis 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
Fall 2018 Events:
The Rosetta Theatre Project: November 2nd and 3rd, 2018
The theatre and film studies department of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences presented an experimental work with the Rosetta Theatre Project at the Dancz Center in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, exploring cross-collaborations between animation, live acting, literature translations, voice acting, motion capture suits, quadraphonic sound design, and newly written music by UGA professor Dr. Peter Van Zandt Lane and Masters student Kathryn Koopman. Archival footage of the event will be available online soon.
Rote Hund Concert: October 30th, 2018
Loop10 Concert: For the Earth
A UGA composers tradition, the Loop10 concert series takes place once a year (and sometimes once a semester). Once a topic is chosen, select composers are given two weeks to write a work, gather performers, and put on a concert. This fall, our composers stepped up our Loop10 game by collaborating with ecologists for UGA's Integrative Conservation Conference in September 2018. Videos are below (for more information on program notes and performers, please follow the embedded Youtube links):
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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