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Hodgson Wind Symphony performance from Nov. 18, 2015

The Hodgson Wind Symphony (HWS) is in the running to earn another national accolade for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

The American Prize recently announced the ensemble as one of four finalists for it’s 2015 Band/Wind Ensemble award for colleges and universities.

Nominated with the wind symphony are ensembles from Illinois State University, The College of New Jersey and Baylor University.

“The competition this year is pretty stiff; we are finalists with Baylor...

An Athens holiday tradition continues with the UGA Holiday Concerts, held this year on Dec. 3 and 4 in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mark Cedel, and the combined choirs of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform John Rutter’s “Gloria,” the first suite of Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas,” excerpts from Bach’s “Magnificat,” and other seasonal favorites.

The UGA British Brass Band will also join...

The Hodgson Wind Symphony will bring the works of several notable American composers to Hodgson Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.

Performing compositions from Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Michael Daugherty and Frank Ticheli, the Hodgson Wind Symphony will perform their final concert of 2015 with the help of several Hugh Hodgson School of Music conductors and musicians.

Brett Bawcum, assistant director of bands and associate director of athletic bands, and Jack Eaddy, conducting...

The UGA African American Choral Ensemble (AACE) will present its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center.

“This concert features some of the gems of African American choral literature, including spirituals and gospel songs,” said Dr. Gregory Broughton, associate professor of voice at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and director of the AACE.

The AACE works to preserve and expand appreciation for...

Dr. Skip Taylor, associate professor of music in string education at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will soon be trading East Campus for the Eastern Hemisphere. Taylor is going to Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Nov. 14-23 to conduct a youth orchestra during an inaugural international music symposium at the Almaty International School.

John Christian, the instrumental music conductor at Almaty International School, knew Taylor and his work and invited Taylor, the chair of the School...

The UGA Symphonic Band takes the stage on Monday, Nov. 16, with a repertoire of modern music, spanning the years 1929 to 2005. 

The concert, starting at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall, is conducted by Dr. Michael Robinson, director of Athletic Bands, and is free to attend.

Rob Akridge, director of band festivals at the School of Music, and Dory Musselwhite and Matthew Sadowski, doctoral students at the School of Music, will serve as guest...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s graduate-level saxophone quartet, the Nach Saxophone Quartet, will perform on Monday, Nov. 16, in the Dancz Center for New Music at 7:30 p.m.

The sax ensemble, made up of School of Music graduate students—Rick Firestone playing soprano, Caroline Halleck playing alto, Hassan High playing tenor and Charlie Young playing baritone—will perform pieces from as far back the 18th century and as recent as 2004. Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone at the School of Music, coaches the ensemble...

The Bulldog Brass Society, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s resident graduate student brass quintet, will hold its fall 2015 recital on Monday, Nov. 16 in Edge Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.

With Anderson Romero and Geoff Wood on trumpets, Peter Riggs on horn, Matt Norman on trombone and Rachel Matz on tuba, the quintet will perform works from James Barnes, Leonard Bernstein, Victor Ewald, and Vince Gassi.

Led by Phil Smith, professor of trumpet and the William F. and Pamela...

The UGA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble will perform their fall concert on Monday, Nov. 2 in Ramsey Concert Hall at 8 p.m.

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier low brass ensemble, the UGA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble’s program includes works ranging from Mozart to Wagner to Kenyon Wilson, performed under the direction of David Zerkel, the School of Music’s professor of tuba and euphonium.

Ensemble members Kyle Grabigel and Lawrence Williams will also be featured as guest...

The trombone studio of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will showcase some of its best during the UGA Trombone Choir & Ensemble fall concert on Monday, Nov. 2, in Ramsey Concert Hall at 6 p.m.

Both groups are directed by the School of Music’s associate professor of trombone, Joshua Bynum. The program for the concert includes pieces by Bach, Brahms, Mussorgsky and others.

Several of the performing students will also pick up the baton, conducting the choir or ensemble; Claudine...

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