Research on Contemporary Composition Conference

Research on Contemporary Composition Conference


The University of North Georgia announces the 2017 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, to be held at the University of North Georgia December 2, 2017. The conference will feature music performances and research focused on music composed within the past 15 years.

We invite proposals on all topics related to the composition, performance, and teaching of recently composed music. We are especially interested in presentations addressing:

  • professional programming of composers of diverse backgrounds
  • analytical research on recent composition
  • exploration of lesser known composers
  • experimentalism
  • scholarship of teaching and learning contemporary composition
  • interchange with disciplines outside of music
  • commisioning contemporary composition
  • current roles of composers and performers
  • exploration of music for films/games, jazz composition and arranging, and commercial settings

All proposals will be submitted blindly and selected based on relevance and quality of the proposal. We encourage music scholarship on any level (K-12, higher education, community) with emphasis given to research on contemporary (music composed within the past 15 years). We invite proposals in the following formats: lecture/papers, lecture recitals, and workshops (however all presentations will be limited to 30 minutes).

Proposals due by September 17, 2017. Invited participants will be required to register for the conference. Registration for the conference will be open in August 2017.

All events will happen on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus. This picturesque community, about an hour north of metro Atlanta, is the home of the first major gold rush in the nation and a popular tourist attraction nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With stunning waterfalls surrounded by lush forests inhabited by abundant wildlife, the north Georgia region draws visitors who enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, canoeing, and camping.

Please address questions to the event coordinator, David Peoples - dpeoples "@"