Research on Contemporary Composition Conference

The University of North Georgia announces the 2019 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, to be held at the University of North Georgia, October 26 and 27, 2019. The conference will feature music performances and research focused on music composed within the past 15 years. The conference will also feature group social events.

There is no entry fee; however, selected presenters will be expected to attend (including composers submitting compositions). Please do not submit a proposal if you do not plan on attending. No stipends are available for presenters.

We are looking for proposals for the conference recitalists, research (papers), or posters (share the score).


We invite papers on all topics related to the composition, performance, and teaching of recently composed music. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes.

All papers will be selected based on relevance and quality. 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 are especially interested in presentations addressing:

professional programming of composers of diverse backgrounds
analytical/theoretical research on recent composition
exploration of lesser known composers
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

Submit to Present Paper:


We welcome the performance of recent composition (composed within the past 15 years). In conjunction with the presentation of research papers, new music performances are featured throughout the conference and composers are strongly encouraged to participate in the entire conference.

Submit to Present Composition:


Proposals due by June 15, 2019. Invited participants will be required to register and attend the conference.

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 "@"

1 Jun 2019