Liza Stepanova, Connie Frigo, Angela Jones-Reus

The next installment of the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series will employ a trio of School of Music faculty to transform works for voice and piano into new, imaginative constructions.

The creator of the program—and several of the arrangements therein—is Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. For her, the Nov. 3 recital, set for 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall, is a high-water mark.

“The heart of this program features transcriptions of vocal songs, book-ended by lovely trios for...

UGA Percussion Ensemble

The UGA Percussion Ensemble plays its fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in Ramsey Hall.

The ensemble, overseen by Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members Timothy Adams Jr. and Kimberly Toscano Adams, will perform pieces all written within the last 100 years in this free concert.

“This is a journey through the decades for concert percussion, spanning the years 1931 to 2009,” said Toscano Adams. “The ensemble will...

Levon Ambartsumian conducts the ARCO Chamber Orchestra

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra will play a piece never brought before US audiences in Hodgson Concert Hall on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.

“String Fairy Tale,” by Efrem Podgaits, will get its US premiere courtesy of the noted string ensemble. Written “for Orchestra, Soloists and Narrator,” the piece will see four different members of the orchestra perform as soloists.

In addition to the premiere, works from Aram Khachaturian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jose Bragato, Astor...

Concert on the Lawn 2015 poster

Continuing a Hugh Hodgson School of Music tradition, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble will perform the sixth-annual Concert on the Lawn on Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. on UGA's North Campus Lawn.

This year's free performance includes works from Karl King, Sousa, Strauss and more, spanning a wide array of styles.

"The tradition draws a large audience of students, faculty, administration, and community members," said Cynthia Johnston-Turner, director of the Hodgson Wind Ensemble. "We hope that, if you are free, you will join us for an hour of fun, entertaining music...

Hodgson Singers

The UGA Hodgson Singers and University Chorus return to Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center for their annual fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

The concert, featuring some of the premier vocalists at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, reflects on themes of love, faith, loss and hope, with the program split into four sections named "Reflection and Resolve," "Divine Sentiments," "True Love" and "Credo." 

The singers will perform works from Beethoven, Robert Shaw & Alice Parker, David Dickau and many more.

Tickets are $10...

Jonathan Gill

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music welcomes back one of its own with a free guest artist concert from trombonist Dr. Jonathan Gill on Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall.

Gill, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Athens, went on to earn his master’s and doctoral degrees and is now an adjunct professor of trombone, euphonium and tuba at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, as well as a successful freelance performer.

“We are very fortunate to have Jonathan on campus to share his experience and expertise with our students,” said...

Guest artist Dr. Wendy Mullen will take the stage on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center.

Mullen, a soprano, and pianist Lev Ryabinin come to Athens as part of a recital sharing program between Georgia College and the University of Georgia.

Mullen’s program includes works from Barber, Debussy, Strauss and others.

“Featuring the Hermit Songs of Samuel Barber and a selection of songs by Sergei Rachmaninov, this program lets concert-goers experience the romanticism of the early American twentieth century and compare...

2015-2017 CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows

For the second consecutive year and 12th year overall, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music was represented at the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) Lilly Teaching Fellows opening retreat.

Held at Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen, the retreat was the first part of the Lilly Teaching Fellows program for the 2015-2017 class, which includes Jaclyn Hartenberger, School of Music assistant professor and director of the UGA Wind Symphony.

Each spring semester, the CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows program selects 10 tenure-track assistant professors who are...

Hyorim Lee and David Dang

Piano performance students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music continue to set themselves apart, making news recently with several notable achievements.

Doctoral piano performance major Hyorim Lee was recently chosen as one of seven finalists in the Artist Level division of the 2015 United States Virtuoso International Piano Competition.  Thirty-two pianists from the U.S., Italy, Canada, Japan, China and South Korea entered the Artist Level division. Lee, a student of Dr. Richard Zimdars, Despy Karlas Professor Emeritus of Piano at the School of Music, will...

UGA Symphony Orchestra

The UGA Symphony Orchestra will perform in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.

The program features works from Paul Dukas, Tchaikovsky and Mozart, the latter of which features D. Ray McClellan, professor of clarinet at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

The program includes Dukas’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet in A Major and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian.” 

The orchestra will be...