Athens Hip Hip Harmonic Residency

Athens Hip Hop Harmonic
October Residency

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. 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

Composition Seminar
Friday, October 7 from 4:10-5 PM
Dancz Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

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

Common Hour Event
Wednesday, October 12 from 1:50-2:40 PM
Edge Recital Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

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!

The Show!
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
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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