HHSOM Composers, Dancz Center for New Music

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the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's Roger & Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music, is a black-box multimedia theater with theatrical lighting, flexible audience seating, 4.4 audio spatialization, and state-of-the-art communication capability with the three adjacent electronic music composition studios. It serves as the rehearsal space for the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and is also used for solo and chamber ensemble performances involving new music and multimedia. It is home to composition students in the Hodgson School and the site of many traditional and avant-garde performances.

The Southeastern Composers League has announced the 2009-10 winners for its undergraduate and graduate student composition contests. Congratulations are in order for three students recently recognized for excellence by the League:

For Undergraduate Students
First Place:
HHSOM composer Daniel Elder - Due Miniature for Woodwind Quintet
Senior Composition Recital - Nov 5

For Graduate Students
First Place:
HHSOM composer Ashley Floyd - Love Songs Circumventing the Topic of Love for Baritone solo with String Quartet
Second Place:
HHSOM composer David Mitchell - String Quartet No. 1

And speaking of the Dancz Center for New Music... On Tuesday, February 16 at 5 p.m., the CNM welcomes Killick and the H'arpeggione. An Improvisational Framework: Appalachian Trance Metal From The Beginning.

The workshop is free and open to the public; students are encouraged to bring musical instruments, Says Killick: "I'll play a short set of unaccompanied music, and then turn the focus to the attendees as we discuss issues related to maximizing the physicality of performance; life as a musician; and anything related, which is to say, everything."

Check it out.