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David Okun, President of the UGA Collegium Musicum and former President of the UGA Choral Association, has been named as one of UGA's "Amazing Students." Okun is also the President of the Dean William Tate Honor Society as well as a member of Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa. He was also elected to UGA's 2011 Homecoming Court this past Homecoming season.

The UGA Collegium Musicum under the direction of Dr. Mitos Andaya performed "Musical Gems of the Renaissance and Baroque" to an audience of approximately 400 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers on November 13, 2011. The program included music by Josquin conducted by MM candidate Steve Knell, as well as White, Purcell, and Charpentier.

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The Utah Symphony's Paula Fowler says of Puccini and La Bohème:

[Puccini] earned a name for himself, and some fortune, with his first successful opera, 1893’s Manon Lescaut. During the next three years while he composed La Bohème, he practiced a less fund-strapped style of Bohemianism. He established his own “Club la Bohème” of friends and colleagues who met in a hut and created rules such as “silence is forbidden,” “be well and eat...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music proudly presents two chamber music concerts today.  At 3:35 pm in Edge Hall, you can hear music for clarinet quartet and woodwind quintet.  Tonight at 8 pm, join the Red Shift Saxophone Quartet in Edge Hall for works by Debussy, Bozza, Torke, and others.

Both concerts are free.

As Vice-President of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), Dr. Mitos Andaya co-organized and presented, with four fellow officers, the Fourth NCCO National Conference at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  The three-day conference included sessions and performances by internationally-renowned conductor and Bach specialist, Helmuth Rilling; American arranger and composer, Alice Parker; and American composers Libby Larsen and Morten Lauridsen, 16 top collegiate choirs across the nation, literature presentations, and panel...

UGA Percussion Ensemble: 8 pm, Ramsey Concert Hall (Free)

Ionisation (1934)

Edgard Varese

Millet Music (1992)

Matthew Davidson

Different but One Body (2003)

Dajeong Choi

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The Wind Ensemble enlivened an already beautiful Fall afternoon the last Friday in September with its second Concert on the Lawn. The students, Dr. Lynch, guest soloists Michael Heald and Brandon Craswell , and PAC director George Foreman all did a terrific job, as a few more folks on campus discovered the musicianship and precision of the Wind Ensemble. A few highlights, plus some shots of North Campus:

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Nice article about the New Horizons and the Community Music School in the Athens Banner Herald:

The band actually grew out of the University of Georgia's Community Music School, a part of UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, said Kristin Jutras, director of the community music school, which offers private lessons and other musical opportunities to UGA students as well as people in Athens and surrounding communities.

The school also has launched a New Horizons orchestra,...

The Hodgson School of Music, Classic City Jazz and Jazz Orchestra Atlanta present the UGA Jazz Workshop and culminating concert with the New York Voices and Jazz Orchestra Atlanta on Saturday, October 15. UGA Classic City Jazz will be featured at the workshop during the day along with Florida State University...

After its great success with this concert last fall, the Concert on the Lawn is back. The UGA Bands invite the UGA and Athens community to join us on Friday, September 30 from 12:30-1:45 on the Lawn of UGA's North Campus near the Arch. The concert features the UGA Wind Ensemble conducted by John Lynch, Director of Bands and George Foreman,  Director of the Performing Arts Center.  Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of entertaining pops music from Broadway to Hollywood to light classics to patriotic marches!

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