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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music is excited for the new Faculty Artist Series season opener featuring husband and wife team, Col Legno Duo. The duo is made up of University of Georgia’s associate professor of bassoon, Amy Pollard, and her husband Scott Pollard, the Artist Affiliate in percussion at Emory University. This new season will kick-off on Monday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall.

The Col Legno Duo takes its name from the Italian musical term meaning “with the wood.” The program will present a series of original pieces and transcriptions for...

Let's Dance!, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble's first performance of the 2019-20 season is a fun, uplifting, celebration of dance from a variety of cultures and contexts. Come stomp your feet to dance tunes from Cajun to Krumping and join us in the "Tweet Seats" to interact with the music in real time! 

 

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, is the premiere performing ensemble of UGA Bands, having garnered an international reputation for its artistry, precision,...

(ATHENS, GA) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open the next phase of the North Oconee River Greenway Trail System on Thursday, September 5 at 5:00 p.m.    

The public is invited to attend and assemble at the East Campus Connector Bridge.  Free parking is available at the nearby UGA Park & Ride lot (E23) located off College Station Road on North Oconee River Access Road.

This new connector to the Greenway Trail is 0.2 miles in length and directly connects the University of Georgia East Campus...

The University of Georgia’s Symphony Orchestra, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premiere orchestra ensemble, will begin the new season with an exciting performance on the newly renovated Hodgson Hall stage. Students will take their chairs to perform challenging repertoire on September 5thin the opening concert of the 2019-2020 Thursday Scholarship Series Season.

 

The concert will open with what has been recorded as the first “concert waltz” and the music reflects the first meeting of a boy and girl at a dance, with an opening cello solo demonstrating...

Longtime University of Georgia music educator Olin Parker passed away on Monday August 5, 2019. Parker, a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, served as professor emeritus and a former associate director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He began teaching at UGA in 1964 and remained active in the school and in the field well into his 90s. 

Throughout his tenure, Parker taught music education methods courses for music education and elementary education students, music appreciation, music theory, applied clarinet and saxophone, and graduate classes in...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music is proud to present the inaugural season of Chamber Music Athens (CMA), a new festival with a national scope that will bring together internationally acclaimed guest artists, UGA faculty, and students for ten days of chamber music festivities and performances during the weeks of May 12-21, 2019.

 

Audiences will enjoy concerts in the acoustically splendid UGA Performing Arts Center as well as beautiful venues on and off the UGA campus, such as The Georgia Museum of Art, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Seney-...

As the semester draws to a close, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will hold its Spring Convocation on Thursday, May 9th at 5 pm in Hodgson Hall. The University of Georgia's convocation will be held on Friday, May 10th. Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff for making this a great semester. Congratulations to all of the graduates! The Hodgson School wishes you all the best as you step into new roles as University of Georgia graduates.

Thursday's ceremony will be streamed live and you can follow...

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. 

 

Harrison admits...

The final large ensemble concert will take place on Thursday, April 25that 7:30 in Hodson Hall. Audience members are in for a special showcase performed by the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Hodgson Singers, Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, and University Chorus.

 

The program will open with Chopin’s “Concerto for Piano No 1 in E minor, opus 11” and will feature piano faculty and recent recipient of the Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award, Liza Stepanova. In addition to her academic successes, Dr. Stepanova has been hailed by the New...

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.”

The evening also includes an SEC premiere of recent UGA graduate, Dr. Ben Robichaux.  His dissertation composition, As the...

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