While much of the faculty of the Hodgson School goes down to Savannah this week for the GMEA conference to connect with colleagues, alumni and future students, it's a good time to mention the eminent return of a Hodgson School alumni.  Broadway star Tituss Burgess, a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School as well as UGA, returns to Athens on Feb. 13 to kick-off the Morton Theatre's Centennial Celebration.

Tituss Burgess…One Night Only! February 13 at 7:30 p.m. at...

Tonight in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center, associate professor of violin Michael Heald, with Jana Hanchett on piano, will play sonatas by Poulenc, Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn. The free program begins at 8 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Meanwhile, our friends and colleagues at University Theatre will begin a run of Neil LaBute's 2001 The Shape of Things in the Cellar Theatre at the Fine Arts Building tonight at 8 p.m.. The performances run through January...

A full slate of music scheduled for today at the Hodgson School of Music:

UGA Student Woodwind Chamber Music; 3:35 pm in Edge Hall.

Richard Deane, Horn Recital.  Deans will be accompanied by Jean Martin-Williams, Stephen Slater, & Eric Davis on horns & Tim Whitehead on piano, performing selections from Paul Hindesmith's Sonatas; 6 pm in Ramsey Hall.

Michael Becker, Trombone Recital. 8pm in Ramsey Hall.

The University of Georgia Bands is proud to host the 60th annual January High School Festival January 21-24, 2010. This festival allows students from all over Georgia, and beyond, to improve their musical skills through auditions, honor and clinic bands, master classes and listening to guest bands perform.

1,050 students have been accepted to the Janfest Anniversary Festival for an all time high!

Special events will include a festival dance on Saturday night at the Classic Center, special...

Tomorrow, January 20, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall, come enjoy voice recitals by UGA students Camille Grant and Meghan Taylor.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

One of the keys to building on the reputation of a great school is stellar recordings by its premier players and performers. This past june, Naxos released Millennium Cannons - Looking Forward, Looking Back, the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, conducted UGA director of bands John P. Lynch, premiering new and significant works by international composers.

The recording has been...

Catch one of UGA's finest tonight at Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall as pianist Evgeny Rivkin takes the stage for our January 2nd Thursday Concert.

The program will include selected preludes and the Second sonata by Rachmaninov, as well as Pictures from an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

8 p.m., $15/$7UGA students with valid ID. UGA Performing Arts Center

Today beginning at 5 p.m., Edge Recital Hall features voice recitals from three UGA students: Megan Gillis, Rebecca Ware and Olivia Greene. Gillis and Greene were a part of the Falstaff chorus in the UGA production of the Verdi comedy this past fall.

This friday, January 15 at 8 p.m., UGA welcomes "Hogaku: New Sounds of Japan 2010" to Ramsey Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Six of Japan’s top young musicians in Japanese traditional performing arts will give three performances of traditional Japanese music. Each showcase will feature a different instrument: the koto, a Japanese zither; the tsugaru-shamisen, a fretless lute from northern Japan; and Japanese drums.

A pre-concert lecture will be given by Takafumi Tanaka, editor of the Hogaku...

Ronald Romm, widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent trumpeters and clinicians, will be on the UGA campus January 13-15 as a guest trumpet artist in the Hodgson School of Music. Romm will coach the graduate quintet, teach trumpet lessons, give two public master classes and perform a solo recital during the three-day visit, sponsored by the school of music.