Ensembles

UGASO

MUSI 4740, 6740
(Large Ensemble)

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T/R: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Experienced undergraduate music majors, minors, and non-majors from across campus are all invited to participate in the University of Georgia Symphonic Band, one of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's large wind bands.   The Symphonic Band focuses on the classic band repertoire as well as exciting new music, and has recorded for C. Alan Publications. The newly organized Undergraduate Conducting Apprentice Program is also hosted by the Symphonic Band, and the ensemble presents a year-long concert series at the UGA Performing Arts Center.

The University of Georgia Steel Band serves as a popular ambassador to the Athens music community and the public at large.  Made up of traditional steel pans from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Steel Band is accompanied by electric bass, congas, drumset, and auxiliary percussion.

The steel band has served as artists-in-residence throughout Georgia, performing at numerous arts festivals and colleges throughout the southeast.  The group has also appeared at the Georgia Music Educators Association conference, various days of percussion, and many other events.

The Southern Wind Quintet is a graduate chamber music ensemble established in 1999 at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The Quintet represents some of the finest instrumental musicianship on campus, and frequently appears in UGA recitals and televised campus events.  They have also been invited to perform in concert series throughout the southeast and can be heard on local radio broadcasts and promotional CDs.

Recently, the ensemble has begun to collaboarte with other disciplines, including ballet, to provide unique artistic experiences to audiences. 

Several chamber groups of various sizes make up the University of Georgia Saxophone Ensemble Program,  including multiple quartets and the UGA Saxophone Orchestra.  This unique approach allows saxophone students at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music to challenge themselves through the study of various styles of chamber music.

The Saxophone Orchestra is the largest of these groups,  with the entire studio performing the some of the best original and transcribed literature on the entire saxophone family: sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass.

Each semester, several small groups of various sizes make up the University of Georgia Saxophone Chamber Music Program, including quartets and the UGA Saxophone Ensemble.  The Saxophone Ensemble is the largest of these groups, with the studio performing some of the best original and transcribed literature on the entire saxophone family: sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass. 

Percussion Ensemble

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