The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble under the direction of John Lynch, UGA Director of Bands, toured Argentina recently from May 10 to May 17 as an invited performing ensemble for the nation's 200th bicentennial celebration.  The travelling party of 60 included students and faculty including Dale Monson, Director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and faculty soloists Angela Jones-Reus (flute), Amy Marinello (bassoon) and Scott Pollard (percussion).

The Wind Ensemble was based in the heart of Buenos Aires, one of South America's most...


The 2011 ALS Bicentennial Festival will be held at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, February 17-19, 2011. New festival website is here. Watch for added details in the coming weeks, but the registration form is updated and ready to submit.

The title of this year's festival is...

On March 23 of this year, the UGA Concert Choir and the Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Mitos Andaya, performed the Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverde. The concert performance in Hodgson Hall involved many guest singers and musicians, including alumnus Derek Chester, who has performed this piece, and others, in several highly-renown venues this year.

Production has just been completed on a video of the rehearsals for the...

Today is the big day (actually for the whole of UGA, it's tomorrow, when we will welcome Alton Brown to campus to address the class of 2010). Tonight at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Hall, the Hodgson School of Music will honor its graduates and award winners. Our honored guest and speaker tonight is Charles Wadsworth. Congratulations to all of our graduates and their families on this momentous occasion.

It's time to sign up for Summer Music Camps at UGA. Choose from Summer Music Camp,  Summer Music Institute, Marching Band Camp, Step Off and the Summer Twirl and Dance Camp.

Visit the site for more information, dates, registration and deadlines.

This past Saturday night at Lincoln Center in New York, the Accidentals took third place in this year's International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

“It’s been amazing — the amount of support we’ve gotten this year from other teams throughout the South,” said Tyler Reed, a junior from Lawrenceville, who has been with the Accidentals since his freshman year. “People we had beat in previous rounds of the competition kept sending us stuff...


The UGA/Athens Twilight Jazz Festival this past weekend was the place to be. If you missed it, check out the many wonderful images from photographer and dear friend of the Hodgson School of Music,...

The UGA Philharmonia, under the direction of Dr. Skip Taylor, conductor, and Thomas Taylor Dickey, assistant conductor, and

the UGA University Band, James Henderson, conductor, John Schnettler, assistant conductor, and Hannah Rudy, undergraduate conducting assistant, present a free concert tonight at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The program for tonight's concert is here.

Make plans to join us tonight in Hodgson Hall at 8 p.m. when the Symphony Orchestra plays Grofe' and Barber, featuring violin soloist Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva.

Tonight's free concert will be filmed for broadcast, so please come and support the orchestra and the Hodgson School of Music as we embark on this new venture to bring great music to a wider audience.


The recitals in HHSOM continue today, with Composition Recitals in the Dancz Center for New Music taking center stage.

Recitals in the Dancz center begin at 5:30 today, free and open to the public.


A reminder about the free UGA Symphony Orchestra concert tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Hall. Make plans to attend and be a part of music history at UGA, as this concert is filmed for broadcast.