This year, the School of Music held its first-ever canathon, with donations going to help the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.  We're awfully proud that our students, faculty, and staff dug deep and far surpassed our goal of 750 cans.  The total donation? 853 cans (and counting, thanks to some...

Associate Professor of Music Jean Kidula and Associate Professor of Music and Women's Studies Susan Thomas attended the annual Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) conference held in Philadelphia earlier this month. Dr. Kidula presented a paper on old time popular classics from Kenyan and Tanzania. Ph.D candidate Robin Harris presented a paper titled "Attenuation, Revitalization, and Transformation in an Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure: The Siberian Epic Olonkho". Two other Ph.D candidates -...

Matthew Sellers, a former member of the Chamber Choir and Collegium Musicum, has been awarded a 2012 Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. He is the fifth UGA student to earn this prestigious award in the past decade.

Matt, a UGA Foundation Fellow and Honors student, plans to pursue a master of studies program in modern literature followed by a doctor of philosophy program in English language and literature at England’s Oxford University.

Dr. Susan Thomas received the prestigious Stevenson Award from the American Musicological Society earlier this month in San Francisco. Dr. Thomas was recognized for her work "Cuban Zarzuela: Performing Race and Gender on Havana's Lyric Stage." The Stevenson Award recognizes outstanding scholarship in Iberian music, including music composed, performed, created, collected, belonging to, or descended from the cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

Professor of Double Bass Milton Masciadri is the subject of the University of Georgia's most recent "Focus on Faculty" feature.

A longtime member of the School of Music faculty, Masciadri is also an internationally-renowned performer and teacher, who has presented concerts and masterclasses in North and South America and Europe. In 1998, he was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace. Earlier this month, he performed in Venice, Italy with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra.

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.


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...