2012 Music Research Symposium

The 2012 UGA Music Research Symposium, sponsored by the Musicology/Ethnomusicology area of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will take place on 22 March 2012 in Edge Recital Hall at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The Symposium’s program features student research on a wide range of topics related to musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music traditions, world music cultures, and music theory and analysis. Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m.


Composition grad students sweep competition

Three school of music graduate students took home top honors at the Southeastern Composers Forum Phillip Slates Memorial Competition.

For first place, there was a tie between MM candidate John Hennecken's Brass Quintet, and MM candidate Brian Kelly's Sonata for Cello. DMA candidate Ashley Floyd's L'esprit de l'escalier, written for bass clarinet, bassoon, and cello was awarded honorable mention.

Leglar honored by music educators

Mary Leglar, chair of the music education area and Associate Director for Academic Programs, was honored last week by her colleagues with the Distingushed Career Award, presented at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah. A longtime member of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty, Leglar has been widely published in music education journals and currently serves as editor of Georgia Music News.

(Re)Introducing Edwin Gerschefski

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the Musicology-Ethnomusicology Student Association co-sponsored a colloquium on one of the School of Music's most influential figures, Edwin Gerschefski (1909-1992). "(Re)introducing Edwin Gerschefski," presented by Dr. Craig Parker of Kansas State University and Dr. Franklin Greene, director of Georgia Singers, was a discussion of Gerschefski's life, works, and teaching. The colloquium was organized by Associate Professor of Music David Schiller. Gerschefski, a composer and pianist, graduated from Yale with degrees in music and philosophy.

UGA represents at ethnomusicology conference

Associate Professor of Music Jean Kidula and Associate Professor of Music and Women's Studies Susan Thomas attended the annual Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) conference held in Philadelphia earlier this month. Dr. Kidula presented a paper on old time popular classics from Kenyan and Tanzania. Ph.D candidate Robin Harris presented a paper titled "Attenuation, Revitalization, and Transformation in an Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure: The Siberian Epic Olonkho".

UGA to host Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium

The University of Georgia Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association will host the first annual Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium August 27-28, 2010 at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The two-day symposium will begin with a panel on Friday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 pm in Edge Recital Hall in the Hodgson School of Music; all symposium events are free and the public is invited to attend.


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