UGA Doctoral Student Wins National Audition with the Premiere U.S. Navy Band, Washington D.C.

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music is proud to share that second-year DMA student and graduate saxophone teaching assistant Harrison Clarke has recently won a position with the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C., after competing against over 70 saxophonists from across the country. Positions in premiere military bands open up only when a current member of the band retires or leaves the band, which is what makes them so competitive. The nearly 12-hour audition process included three rounds and an interview before a winner was determined. 

 

Hodgson Wind Ensemble closes its season in Revelry on April 23rd!

On Tuesday, April 23, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble closes its 2018-19 season with an eclectic concert, featuring European flair.

Dionysiaques opens the program.  Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner says influences of French impressionism are obvious, but are soon “abandoned in favor of festivity, brimming with rhythmic vitality and a relentless insistence on partying all the way to the very of control, and perhaps a bit beyond.”

Thursday Scholarship Series goes beyond the English String Orchestra

On Thursday, April 18, violin professor Michael Heald will bring to the stage a program that takes the audience past what one would typically expect from an English String Orchestra concert. The performance is set for 7:30 in Hodgson Hall. Professor Heald will be leading the performance as concertmaster and will be joined by several faculty guests, as well as student and alumni performers.

 

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