Invited participants will be required to register and attend the conference.
All events will happen on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus.
Teachers selected for the program collaboratively plan curriculum with a local non-profit partner or an instructor at a different institution to create opportunities for students to write for and with public audiences.
With grant support from the Coordinating Commission on Postsecondary Education, the program officially launched in the 2017-2018 school year.
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: Submit to Present Paper PERFORMANCE We welcome the performance of recent composition (composed within the past 15 years).Primary sources include historical and legal documents, eyewitness accounts, results of experiments, statistical data, pieces of creative writing, and art objects.In the natural and social sciences, primary sources are often empirical studies - research where an experiment was done or a direct observation was made.Toward this end, our undergraduate and graduate students are invited to engage in the radical work of revision, of reframing again and again how we look at the world, at texts, and at ourselves.The strongest writing emerges from writers who are invested in their projects, so we regularly invite students to develop their own purposes for composing.Our consultants are experienced writers who are adept at giving meaningful and productive constructive feedback on writing assignments, resumes, research papers, and more.The Nebraska Writing Project is a network of educators and writers that provides educators, administrators, schools, colleges, and universities with opportunities to improve, enhance and celebrate writing for classrooms and communities.Our composition and rhetoric program is committed to writing as an expression of social justice, civic engagement and community partnership.We frame this work as “imaginative reasoning,” a deeply complex intellectual, creative, and political act.The conference will also feature social events such as a group dinner and opportunities to explore local waterfalls.RESEARCH We invite papers on all topics related to the composition, performance, and teaching of recently composed music. All papers will be selected based on relevance and quality.