A very full week of music at the HHSOM kicks ofF with tonight's Wind Symphony Concert.  The Wind Symphony is conducted by Gregg Gausline and tonight's concert will feature oboe faculty member Dwight Manning and guest conductor Mark Spede, Director of Bands at Clemson University.

Tonight's program;

Antiphonal Fanfare - Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud
If thou Be Near - Bach/Reed
Noisy Wheels of Joy - Eric Whitacre
Divertimento - Vincent...

The UGA Opera Ensemble's performance of Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief takes place tonight at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall, with an encore performance on Friday, February 19, also at 8 p.m..

The free performances, directed by DMA candidate Benjamin Dawkins, feature UGA students Kristen Blanton (DMA) mezzo-soprano, Chery Brendel (DMA) soprano, Meghan Taylor (Junior) soprano [Wednesday's performance], Lindsay Ferguson (MM) soprano [Friday's performance], Ryan Tucker (Senior) baritone and Daniel Youmans...

the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's Roger & Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music, is a black-box multimedia theater with theatrical lighting, flexible audience seating, 4.4 audio spatialization, and state-of-the-art communication capability with the three adjacent electronic music composition studios. It serves as the rehearsal space for the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and is also used for solo and chamber ensemble performances involving new music and multimedia. It...

Congratulations to world-renowned double bassist Milton Masciadri, a professor in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named a University Professor – an honor bestowed selectively on UGA faculty who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities.

Masciadri was nominated for the award by colleagues in the Hodgson School of Music who noted his accomplishments on and...

HHSOM alum and Broadway performer Tituss Burgess, who will appear at the Morton Theatre in Athens on February 13, will speak to local high school and UGA students tomorrow, Friday February 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Morton Theatre. Students interested in music and theatre can come and pick-up some inside knowledge from an alumnus who has made it on Broadway. For more, contact the Morton Theatre at

Tonight's Second Thursday Concert at Hodgson Hall in the Performing Arts Center promises to be a night to remember. Celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth continues with tonight's Schummaniad, an exquisite evening of poetry, song and chamber works. Tickets available here.

Tonight's artists include Willson Center Visiting Scholar Sylvia Plyler. The relationship between Schumann and his wife, Clara Wieck Schumann, is recalled with husband and wife collaborations by ...

Today kicks off a big week of musical offerings, both performances and lectures, at the Hodgson School of Music.

  • 4 p.m. Willson Center Visiting Artist Sylvia Plyler speaks on "The Lieder of Robert Schumann" Edge Recital Hall
  • 8 p.m. Guest Artist Recital: Ben Pierce, tube, and Anatoly Sheludyakov, piano

Plus... catch a Q & A with HHSOM Director Dale Monson in Columns.

Next week in the Hodgson School of Music demonstrates the wealth offerings our program has for just about everyone - classical, jazz, voice, bassoon as well as several special events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the conductor Robert Schumann.

The week's events begin with a lecture by Willson Center Visiting Scholar Sylvia Plyler, below, professor of Opera at the University of Cincinnati, on Monday at 4 pm in Edge Hall. Dr. Plyler's lecture on the Lieder of Robert Schumann is free and the public is invited...


Thursday February 4, 2010, 8 p.m., Hodgson Concert Hall, free.

The University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Mark Cedel, conductor, will perform with the winners of the Annual Concerto Competition.

The winners are:


The Mendelssohn movement from the Gajal Trio recital in January is now available on Youtube.