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AHHH Residency

Athens Hip Hop Harmonic 

October Residency Schedule 

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Launched in August 2021, the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic is a multi-year collaboration between the local Hip Hop community and the UGA Hodgson School of Music, supported by UGA’s Arts Lab under the Willson Center and Ideas for Creative Exploration

It started with a simple question: What would happen if a Hip Hop artist and a classically-trained composer co-created a piece of music? Answer: Come to these events to find out! 


Ishues + James Weidman + Jazz Combo

Cassie Chantel + Julien Berger + African American Choral Ensemble

Celest Ngeve + Ayako Pederson-Takeda + CCE

Convict Julie + Tom Hiel + Wind Symphony 

Montu Miller, emcee 

Connie Frigo, producer

Friday, October 7 - Composition Seminar

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Dancz Center for New Music (School of Music)

Join the Hip Hop artists and composers to learn about their collaborative writing process and receive a sneak peek at the musical scores that will be premiered at the October 20th show. 

Wednesday, October 12 - Common Hour Event

1:50pm - 2:40pm

Edge Hall 

Conversation: "Where Athens Hip Hop & UGA Come Out to Play" 

Meet the Hip Hop artists, composers, and ensemble directors bringing the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic to life this semester! Facilitated by Connie Frigo, producer of the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic. 

Artist Meet & Greet with refreshments will take place immediately following Common Hour!

Thursday, October 20 - The Show!


UGA Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Hall

FREE, no tickets required

The African American Choral Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Wind Symphony, and CCE will perform world premieres of music co-created by Cassie Chantel & Julien Berger; Ishues & James Weidman; Convict Julie & Tom Hiel; and Celest Ngeve & Ayako Pederson-Takeda. 

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