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The final concert in the 2015-2016 Second Thursday Scholarship Series puts one of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s newest and most active ensembles on display, the UGA British Brass Band, in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

The program, dubbed “Rhapsody in Brass,” aims to showcase the strengths of the band, collective and individual, by pairing brass band standards with solo features that allow the student performers to shine.

The aforementioned “Rhapsody in Brass” by Dean Goffin, “Sinfonietta” by Gordon Langford, and two...

Brooke Martin, a UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music student, was recently named first place winner for the UGA Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award in the Senior year category.

Martin, a double major in horn performance and music theory, will be honored at the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities’ Symposium on April 4 and 5 at the Classic Center in Athens, in addition to receiving a cash award.

The selection committee for the award noted that despite a record number of applications, Martin’s stood out as an “exemplar” for the award.

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Milton Masciadri, Distinguished University Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Science’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named the University of Georgia’s recipient of the 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

 
The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students...

The UGA Percussion Ensemble’s spring concert in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. will go beyond the ensemble’s characteristic high-quality and innovation with performances of a percussion masterwork and a world premiere.

The free concert’s program includes works from Fredrik Andersson, Lynn Glassock, James Romig and Ardean W. Watts, showcasing various configurations of percussionists from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s percussion area, chaired by Timothy...

A scene from this semester's UGA Opera Theatre production of "Così fan Tutte"

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Georgia is holding a fundraising gala at the Athens Country Club on Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. and the entertainment will be home-grown: opera singers from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Beginning at 4 p.m. with appetizers, cash bar and a silent auction, the OLLI event will welcome UGA Opera Theatre students at 5 p.m., the latest in a long partnership between the opera and OLLI.

OLLI is encouraging donations during the event to support scholarship awards for the opera students so...

The Roger and Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music, with support from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, will host a two-week festival of new music at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music from April 4 through April 16. 

The Classic City New Music Festival will feature chamber and electroacoustic recitals, guest performances, workshops, and discussions. Every event on the schedule is free admission and open to the public.

Featured guests include Boston-based bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas and acclaimed electroacoustic pianist Keith...

David Zerkel, professor of tuba and euphonium at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, was recently awarded the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s (ITEA) inaugural Teaching Award.

Recognizing exceptional achievement in teaching, the award requires a minimum of ten years of teaching euphonium and/or tuba and letters of support from colleagues, current students and former students. Zerkel was selected by vote of the ITEA Board of Directors.

“David Zerkel's professional recognition is stellar, from his own...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) performs works from Manuel de Falla, Mendelssohn and Mozart in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 31, at 8 p.m.

Conducted by Mark Cedel, director of the UGASO, and assistant conductor Claudine Gamache, doctoral conducting student, the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier orchestral ensemble opens its program with the overture to Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”

One of Mozart’s comic operas, “The Marriage of Figaro” is a cornerstone...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) penultimate spring concert comes to Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 29, at 8 p.m.

The ensemble, conducted by Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of bands at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will perform a program pulling from the 20th century works of composers Donald Grantham, Gustav Holst, Serge Lancen, Joseph Schwantner and John Williams.

“Summon the Heroes” by Williams, written for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,...

A Night at the Morton poster

Downtown Athens, well-known as a cradle of new and daring music, will play host to three music acts with direct lineages stretching as far back as the 19th century, with “A Night at the Morton: Celebrating American Roots Music” at the Morton Theatre on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m.

The McIntosh County Shouters, The Skillet Lickers and Tony Bryant will perform music that laid the foundations for most, if not all, of the musical styles that have emerged in America. The event begins—and began—with a man who is connected to all the performers.

“The show is...

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