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Performance Opportunities

VISITING ENSEMBLES/ARTISTS

The composition area regularly hosts professional ensembles for residencies at UGA. These residencies allow students to work side-by-side with professional ensembles through reading sessions, workshops, masterclasses, performances, recording sessions and round-table discussions on professional development.

The visiting ensemble/artist for 2022-2023 are the Transient Canvas, Clare Longendyke (piano) and Will Lang (trombone).

Recent visiting ensembles include:

  • Unheard-Of//Ensemble (Spring 2022)
  • SpacePants (Spring 2022)
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Robert Spano (Spring 2022)
  • Eunmi Ko (Spring 2022)
  • Ensemble Vim (Spring 2021)
  • Hinge Ensemble (Spring 2020)
  • Noa Even (saxophone) (Fall 2019)
  • Bent Frequency (Spring 2019)
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Robert Spano (Fall 2018)
  • Departure Duo (Spring 2018)
  • Hocket Ensemble (Spring 2017)
  • Transient Canvas (Spring 2016)

CCE 

CCE, formally known as Rote Hund Muzik, is changing its name and entire outlook on life and music-making! CCE is a place for upperclassmen and graduate composers, performers and conductors to break down silos of genres, challenge conventions of traditional chamber music, experiment with music-making, performing, the performance experience. 

Performance

D@wgByt3s

D@wgByt3s is a UGA-based electronic music ensemble. Performing primarily compositions by UGA student and faculty composers, DawgBytes explores the cutting-edge of technology in music and multimedia performance. Drawing on students who have taken the 2-semester course sequence in Electronic Music Composition (as well as students from outside the composition area with some electronic music experience and who are interested in digital music-making), the ensemble works in a variety of environments (Max/MSP, Ableton Live, ROLI Equator, etc.) to explore the art of music composition in the digital world.

DANCZ STUDIOS-IN-RESIDENCE:

Each year, one or more performance studios are designated to work alongside the composition area in semester-long or year-long residencies. These studios collaborate with UGA composers in the creation, performance, and recording of student works, through events such as listening parties, student and faculty-led seminars, workshops and concerts.

The 2022/2023 Dancz studio-in-residence is Dr. Amy Petrongelli's voice studio and Dr. David Starkweather's cello studio.

Previous studios-in-residences:

  • 2021/2022: Dr. Michael Heald's violin studio and Dr. Amy Pollard's bassoon studio
  • 2020/2021: Dr. Jame Naigus’ horn studio
  • 2020 Spring: Dr. Elizabeth Knight's voice studio and Dr. Daniel Bolshoy's guitar studio (joint residency)
  • 2019 Fall: Professor Angela Jones-Reus' flute studio
  • 2018/2019: Professor Maggie Snyder's viola studio and Dr. Joshua Bynum's trombone studio
  • 2017/2018: Dr. Connie Frigo's saxophone studio 

LARGE ENSEMBLE COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE:

The three top ensembles at UGA—the UGA Symphony Orchestra, Hodgson Singers and Hodgson Wind Ensemble—host a competition among student composers on a triennial rotation. The selected composer works with the closely with the ensemble throughout the school year, and composes a new work that will be premiered by the host ensemble in the Spring semester each academic year.

2022-2023: Hodgson Singers | composer-in-residence: Claudia Beroukhim (BM'24)
2021-2022: UGA Symphony Orchestra | composer-in-residence: Dan Karcher (DMA'23)
2020-2021: Hodgson Wind Ensemble | composer-in-residence: Ayako Pederson-Takeda (BM'22)
2019-2020: Hodgson Singers | composer-in-residence: Benjamin Dawson (DMA’21)
2018-2019: UGA Symphony Orchestra | composer-in-residence: Sydney Doemel (BM’20)

STUDENT COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION (SCA) RECITALS:

The Student Composers Association hosts one or two recitals every semester in which works composed by UGA student composers are presented.

LOOP10 CONCERTS:

The Loop10 series challenges student composers with themed interdisciplinary projects, often bringing them into collaborations with creatives in non-musical fields. Recent Loop10 events have involved the ATHICA contemporary art gallery, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia and the UGA Integrative Conservation Conference.