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A reminder to save the date: Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium at the Georga Center for Continuing Education, The Hodgson School of Music presents its 2011 Graduation Convocation and Awards Ceremony. Plan to come help us celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

Graduates: Please arrive at the Mahler Auditorium at the Georgia Center at 6 p.m. on May 12 in order to check in and begin the line up for the Processional. Further details Convocation 2011...

The UGA Concert Choir Spring 2011 Concert will take place Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, located at 185 East Hancock Avenue in downtown Athens.

The concert features works by Bach, Byrd, Hindemith, Mahler and more. The concert is free and the public is invited to...

The School of Music presents a joint concert by the UGA Glee Clubs on Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Admission to this concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Womens Glee Club, under the direction of associate director of choral activities Mitos Andaya , will perform a program that marks the anniversaries of composers Tomás Luis de Victoria (1546-1611) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886). The women will perform Victoria’s “Duo Seraphim” and Liszt’s “Tantum Ergo, as well as original compositions by Andaya, “...

A big slate of recitals and concerts are on the schedule for the School of Music this week.

One of the early week highlights, is David Zerkel's faculty recital on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. Zerkel will be joined by Anatoly Sheludyakov on piano for a program that includes works by Giovanni Pergolesi, Eugene Bozza, Ben Miles, Trygve Madsen and Robert Schumann. Admission to this concert is $5.

At week's end is the UGA Choral Association Joy of...

The UGA Wind Ensemble will perform on Tuesday night, March 8, at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert date was erroneously listed  in Columns as Wednesday, March 9. We regret any confusion this may have caused.

The Wind Ensemble performance is one of three free concerts this week featuring four of the large ensembles in the Hodgson school of Music. Tonight is the University Band and Concert Band at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. These two groups feature...

The UGA Opera Ensemble, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Department of Dance, presents Strauss' comic operetta Die Fledermaus tonight a 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on Baldwin Street.

Instead of its traditional Vienna setting, this "Die Fledermaus" takes place in New Orleans in the early 1900s. The Mardi Gras setting lends itself to creativity and collaboration, Burchinal said.

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Over the weekend of Feb. 12 the UGA Wind Ensemble recorded music for a new CD, to be released later this year. Below is a video about the session that includes interviews with Dr. Lynch, Joshua Byrd and two of the musicians, Sarah Hranac and Sarah Lawing.

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First Tony Bennett, Now this:

On February 22, members of UGA's vocal jazz ensemble Classic City jazz (Mitos Andaya, director) spent the evening with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra. The group was invited to attend the sound check and talk with many of the musicians. Wynton Marsalis, the 8-time Grammy Winner and Pulitzer prize recipient took ample time with CCJ both before and after the concert to answer questions and talk on a number of topics. John newsome, CCJ's Vice...

The Hodgson School of Music presents a special Guest Artist Recital tonight at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall featuring Julia Heinen, clarinet, and Dmitry Rachmanov, piano. Heinen is a Professor of Music at California State University, Northridge (near Los Angeles), who has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States and had the distinct pleasure of premiering several works written specifically for her. In February of 2003, she performed a recital including several new works...

As part of an array of summer offerings in the Hodgson School of Music geared toward professional development, Choral director Daniel Bara will launch the UGA Summer Choral Conducting Institute.

The UGA Summer Choral Conducting Institute is an intensive, week-long series of seminars and master classes geared for music educators, graduate-student conductors, church musicians, and other aspiring conductors who wish to grow as artists, teachers, musicians, and leaders.

More information is available on the web...

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