UGA Performing Arts Center
This special show - our biggest to date - featured premieres of music co-created by four Hip Hop artists and four UGA composers. There were approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate student performers involved across four unique ensembles. Montu Miller served as the emcee to the packed house at UGA Performing Arts Center..
Hip Hop artists included recent Athens Music Walk of Fame inductee Ishues, the 2020 Vic Chestnutt Songwriter of the Year Cassie Chantel, compelling and soulful alternative R&B singer Convict Julie, and dynamic poet and spoken word performer Celest Ngeve.
UGA composers included piano and African American studies professor James Weidman, commercial music and media professor Tom Hiel, composition/music education alum Ayako Pederson-Takeda, and composition/performance major Julien Berger.
The featured UGA ensembles included the African American Choral Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Wind Symphony, and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
Photo: JOSHUA L. JONES