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.


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...