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The ARCO Chamber Orchestra’s first concert of the season celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Argentine Republic’s Declaration of Independence in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, September 29, at 8 p.m.
 
Argentina will be well-represented at the concert: the orchestra will be joined by Alejandro Drago, a US-based Argentine violinist, composer and conductor, who will serve as both co-conductor and soloist; José A. Flores Velasco, the Consul General of Argentina, will be in attendance; and the program...

Matthew Boyle, an alumnus of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, recently earned one of the most prestigious awards for emerging scholars in the field of music theory, the David Kraehenbuehl Prize.

Boyle (BMus, Music Theory, 2009), now a doctoral student at Indiana University, and Paul Sherrill’s article “Galant Recitative Schemas” was judged to be the best article published by non-tenured scholars in the Journal of Music Theory, which awards the Kraehenbuehl Prize biennially.

“The Journal of Music Theory is our...

Trevor Barroero, former UGA percussion student, garnered numerous honors over the summer, ultimately resulting in his earning a spot, this winter, with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
 
Barroero spent a month performing timpani/percussion in British Columbia, first with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) in Powell River, and then with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute in Whistler.
 
“During my four weeks in British Columbia, I had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians from around the world to perform...

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music welcomes Chris Condon, saxophonist for the US Army Europe Band, for a recital and career talk on life in a military band in Edge Recital Hall on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Condon’s recital, scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will feature works from his upcoming album, “Pieces.” The album, set to be released on iTunes and Amazon this winter, consists of music for unaccompanied saxophone with compositions by J.S. Bach, Violeta Dinescu, Walter Hartley, Paul Bonneau and Alan Theisen.

Following the performance, at 8...

The Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series, the premier faculty recital series at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, delves into classical and jazz trumpet with its September edition, featuring Brandon Craswell, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Thursday, September 15, at 8 p.m.

Craswell holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet performance from Indiana University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. As associate professor of trumpet at the School of Music, he balances teaching with an active...

Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a member of the famed Medici String Quartet will perform with UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members in a special performance in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, September 12, at 8 p.m.

Violinist Kenn Wagner and cellist Joel Dallow from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Ivo-Jan van der Werff, professor of viola at Rice University, join the School of Music’s Michael Heald and Maggie Snyder, associate professors of violin and viola.

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The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier wind band, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, will perform their first concert of the season in Hodgson Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 13, at 8 p.m.

The ensemble will perform three works, all of which stand as some of their composers’—Julius Fučík, Karel Husa and David Maslanka—most notable works. And in an effort to broaden the reach of the concert and bring the music to more people, the ensemble is experimenting in several extra-musical ways for this performance.

There...

The University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) begins its season with a concert in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premier concert series, the Thursday Scholarship Series, in Hodgson Concert Hall on September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The orchestra’s program includes works from Gioachino Rossini, Manuel de Falla and Dmitri Shostakovich. Mark Cedel, director of the UGASO, expects this program, full of unique and storied works, might subvert traditional orchestra expectations.

“This...

Cody Brookshire, a MM Composition graduate of and DMA Composition candidate at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has accepted an adjunct/part-time music faculty position at Reinhardt University.

Brookshire, whose works have been performed at events and venues in North America, England and China, will teach aural skills, music appreciation and composition at the 133-year-old liberal arts university, located in Waleska, Ga.

Just a few of the awards and distinctions earned by Brookshire include first place in the 2015 ElectroBrass National Composition...

Ivan Hernandez, a DMA Performance – Clarinet student at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, won the International Clarinet Association’s Orchestral Audition Competition at the University of Kansas’ Inge Memorial Hall on August 5.

As part of the association’s 2016 ClarinetFest event, the competition saw Hernandez and three other musicians from across the country—selected from a pool of players who submitted recordings in a preliminary round—play a series of excerpts for three judges.

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