Mark Cedel with the UGA Symphony Orchestra during the 2015 production of "The Merry Widow"

Last fall, School of Music students competed for the chance to perform as soloists alongisde the UGA Symphony Orchestra. The winning students, chosen by a panel of School of Music faculty, will perform concertos with the orchestra, directed by Mark Cedel, in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.

Performing as soloists are:
Heejin Park, piano, on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26;
Pedro Alliprandini, clarinet, on Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for...

Two music faculty members of the University of Mississippi, Dr. Jos Milton and Amanda Johnston, will perform for the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. 

Milton, tenor and assistant professor of music, and Johnston, collaborative pianist and associate professor of music, will present a free, multimedia performance of Schubert’s “Winterreise.” 

Jos Milton enjoys an active career in music as a professional singer and an educator.  Recent credits include performances of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and Finzi's “...

The Hodgson Singers, the premier vocal ensemble at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will sing in and for the community when they perform at Athens YWCO’s Winter Concert at the North Oconee High School Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, in memory of long-time YWCO board member Jane Cooley, will benefit community children, as proceeds from the performance will enhance youth programming at the YWCO. The ensemble will be conducted by...

Beethoven Festival 2016

A three-day Beethoven Festival kicks off at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Edge Recital Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m.

A joint performance series from the studios of School of Music faculty members Levon Ambartsumian and Evgeny Rivkin, the festival comprises performances of 10 sonatas for piano and violin written by the legendary composer. Faculty members and students alike will take to the Edge Hall stage on Feb. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.


Scott Pannell, assistant director of bands for North Cobb High School, conducts high school musicians Jan. 22 as part of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music's JanFest event at the Classic Center.

When 1,100 cheering high school students filled Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall to capacity on Jan. 22, it might have seemed like the culmination of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music's outreach efforts. But it's just the tip of the iceberg.

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble's performance during JanFest, a music festival that annually hosts over 1,000 high school students from Georgia and South Carolina, is an important, visible high point in the School of Music's outreach, but it's just one small part of the festival.

JanFest, which ran from Jan. 21-24, created a...

Noted saxophonist Vladislav Vals performs a guest artist recital at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. 

Vals, the official artist of Yamaha music in Russia, will perform a program spanning a wide array of saxophone repertoire that Wednesday night. Following the performance in Ramsey Hall, Vals will host a master class in Edge Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Vals is professor of classical saxophone at the Gnessin Institute of Music in Moscow. Educated in...

Liza Stepanova Musical Mavericks recital

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will see one of its faculty members perform her first-ever UGA solo faculty recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m.

Liza Stepanova, assistant professor of piano at the School of Music, is set to perform a program she’s dubbed “Musical Mavericks,” which will include works spanning four countries and nearly 300 years.

Stepanova says the title comes from the composers’ penchant for writing “independently of the prevailing artistic trends of their time.”


The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music is home to hundreds of one-of-a-kind students, but the School will soon host a guest artist performance that is one-of-a-kind in the truest sense of the phrase.

Violist Elias Goldstein will perform Paganini’s 24 Caprices in a free-to-attend recital in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. 

Goldstein, assistant professor of viola at Louisiana State University, was the first violist to ever perform all 24 Caprices—originally written for violin—in a live recital.

“I resisted for several years in...

The Georgia Woodwind Quintet, the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s faculty woodwind ensemble, is performing in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. 

The performance features 20th century works from Eric Ewazen, Francis Poulenc and Maurice Ravel. 

The quintet is composed of D. Ray McClellan, professor of clarinet, Reid Messich, assistant professor of oboe, Jean Martin-Williams...

Due to inclement weather, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music is closing at 2:30 p.m. today.

All JanFest activities for the afternoon of Jan. 22 are cancelled, and the following changes have been made to the schedule for Jan. 23:

Saturday, Jan. 23:
9:00am - Auxiliary Day begins at Classic Center
9:15am - SOM/PAC rehearsals begin
9:30am - FSB/CC rehearsals begin
JanFest continues as scheduled after this point.