6th Annual ROCC Conference

The University of North Georgia announces the 2022 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, to be held at the University of North Georgia, October 29 and 30, 2022. The conference will feature music performances and research focused on music composed within the past 15 years. The conference will also feature social events and opportunities to explore local nature with new music hiking concerts.


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:

Click to access form online for Research Proposal


We welcome the performance of recent compositions (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.

Click to access form online for Call for Works - Alto Saxophone, Baritone, or Percussion

Click to access form online for Virtual Bring Your Own Performers or Electronic Composition

Click to access form online for Bring Your Own Performers or Electronic Composition


Proposals due by August 8, 2022 (or until filled). Invited participants will be required to register and attend the conference (limited virtual options available).

Each year we feature a different composer, performer, or researcher. In 2022, we are featuring 2 keynote speakers/composers: Emily Koh and Andy Sigler. Both composers are active in and out of academia - Dr. Koh teaches at UGA and Dr. Sigler teaches at UT Knoxville

Composers Emily Koh and Andy Sigler

Most 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 "@" ung.edu.

Past Conference Booklets


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