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Please join us in Hodgson Hall on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30 for a Faculty Ensemble performance. Professor of Clarinet D. Ray McClellan will be joined by David Fung (Assistant Professor of Piano), Maggie Snyder (Strings Area Chair), and Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar Lecturer) in a performance of Piazzolla and Bruch.

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) is described as "the world's foremost composer of tango music." He revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style called Nuevo Tango, which incorporates elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso...

As the fall semester approaches, we now have our Thursday Scholarship Series and Create Your Own Season subscriptions available for purchase and renewal now through July 27th!  We have worked hard to offer another exciting year of exceptional performances. 

 

Whether you are a long-time patron, or a newcomer to our concert halls, we hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding year of classical favorites and exciting contemporary works. From Beethoven to Big Band, our talented students and faculty will inspire.

 

While you...

The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music has some of the finest musicians in the country, which has been proven yet again by a recent award announcement by The United States Army Band. Percussion performance Master’s student Trevor Barroero is the winner of the 2018 National Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own.”

 

Talented college-age musicians compete each year to perform as a soloist with "Pershing's Own.” As the winner of the competition, The United States Army Band will fly Trevor to...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will hold its 2018 Graduation Convocation and Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3rd in Hodgson Concert Hall. Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist and musician, will be this year’s convocation speaker.

 

While Celeste Headlee may best be known as an award-winning journalist with NPR, she is also a talented musician with music degrees from the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Northern Arizona University and the University of Michigan. As a journalist, Ms. Headlee has worked for NPR, PBS World, PRI,...

Every year, the University of Georgia gives out Excellence in Teaching Awards to graduate students who have gone above and beyond in the area of teaching and best exemplify what it means to be a teacher.

Nominees for this award must have fulfilled the TA Policy, have taught at least once within the last two terms, and must be enrolled fulltime in the semester of application.

The 2018 Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award winners are Physics student Alfred Farris, Romance Languages student Julie Hernandez, Health Promotion and Behavior student...

Rounding out this season’s Thursday Scholarship Series is UGA’s Hodgson Wind Ensemble, led by Director of Bands and conducting area chair Cynthia Johnston Turner. The concert will take place on Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 in Hodgson Concert Hall.

Audience members may need to buckle their seat belts as the program begins with a bang. Under the baton of graduate conducting student Bradley Esau, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble will treat everyone to a brass tour-de-force fanfare by Australian composer Katy Abbott entitled Punch! 

The mainstay of the...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) closes its season with an entire concert program featuring works by Brahms. UGA Choirs will join together with UGASO for part of the program, performing two choral works. The concert is on April 17th, in Hodgson Hall at 8 p.m.

The concert opens with Brahms' Alto Rhapsodie. The score calls for a solo alto voice, men's chorus and orchestra. Magdalena Wór, a graduate student at UGA...

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra will bring rarely performed chamber music to the Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 10, at 8 p.m. The concert program features works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mikhail Glinka, and Franz Schubert.

 

The concert’s program opens with Mozart’s String Duo No.1 in G Major, K.423, which was originally written as a violin and viola duo. Later, a brilliant arrangement was orchestrated for solo violin and orchestra by Russian composer Ruslan Mursyakaev, which is what will be performed. Levon Ambartsumian, the Franklin...

Guitarist and Hugh Hodgson School of Music lecturer Daniel Bolshoy will be giving the final performance in this season’s Faculty Artist Series. The performance will take place on Tuesday, April 3rd at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

 

“This is my first solo recital at UGA. I’m looking forward to sharing music that I’ve been playing in recent seasons,” says Bolshoy.

 

Bolshoy has woven together a guitar program filled with music written over the past 200 years. The composers whose works he is choosing to perform are important to Bolshoy for...

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, set for Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

 

“Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month that would showcase UGA faculty and students – performers and composers at a local and global level. “These...

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