The keynote presentation for UGA's annual Music & Art Research Symposium is happening on Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 pm in Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S150.


The idea of Africa as a uniquely temporalizing and spatializing marker is one of modernity’s most productive machines. People have put its imaginings of Africa toward the creation of much music, dance, and film since at least the early part of the twentieth century. This talk focuses on a particularly precarious period of modernity, the 1940s and early 1950s. As a point of departure...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra (UGASO) performs its second concert of the season in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m.


Conducted by Mark Cedel, director of the UGASO, the orchestra will perform works by Gabriel Fauré, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Béla Bartók.


Jean Gómez, an assistant conductor, will open the concert with Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite of incidental music to Maeterlinck’s tragedy, Op. 80....

Julio Alves, Professor of Guitar at Marshall University, will be giving a Masterclass at 1:30 in room 410 of the School of Music and will be in concert at 6:30 in Edge Hall today, Monday, Marh 5th.

Dr. Alves is an exciting and informative performer who will be playing music from Brazil as well as traditional classical guitar selections. His concert will feature pieces written specifically for him, as well as music inspired by popular Brazilian music.

For the concert at 6:30 pm in Edge Hall, Autry Farris, a graduating guitar student in music therapy, will...

The Faculty Artists Series continues its season with Brass Area Chair Josh Bynum on trombone and Anatoly Sheludyakov on piano. The concert takes place on Tuesday, March 6th at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Hall.


The concert features pre-dominantly American composers and has a great mix of styles that pay tribute to both the classical and jazz traditions of the trombone. Audiences can expect to hear everything from Moon River to a mashup of American blues and Arabic drones, and everything in between.


“My program has a balance of music originally...

As part of “A Gathering at the Hugh: Celebrating the Composition and Commissioning Process, Wind Ensemble and Saxophone,” the Hugh Hodgson School of Music (HHSOM) will be hosting international saxophone virtuoso Arno Bornkamp from Holland. The international artist concert will feature Bornkamp, along with guest pianist Casey Dierlam. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th at 3 pm in Edge Hall.


“The audience will hear unforgettable artistry paired with his charismatic and captivating stage presence.  Arno is one of the most revered classical...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will be hosting “A Gathering at the Hugh: Celebrating the Composition and Commissioning Process, Wind Ensemble and Saxophone,” a weekend-long event which will be held March 2nd through 4th. 


“This gathering is an opportunity to showcase the collaborative process that takes place between various artists to bring a new piece of music to life from its commission/inception to its world premiere,” says Connie Frigo, University of Georgia professor of saxophone.


Throughout the event, composers, conductors,...

UGA Opera Theatre will complete its trifecta of Mozart's three most famous operas created with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in their production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) happening February 23, 24, and 25. This energetic period production juxtaposes side-splitting comedy with biting social commentary, all illuminated through Mozart's ingenious score. It’s no surprise why Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time.


Performances will take place in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre on Friday,...

Music and nature are two things known to soothe the soul.


It’s only natural the two have come together for Pickin’ at the Garden, an interactive workshop and concert series produced by the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Terry College of Business and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.


The next workshop and concert is Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Day Chapel at the garden.


Assisted by students in the Music Business Program at the Terry College, with local musicians selected through the Athens Music Project at the...

The Music Therapy students will be hosting their annual Musicale on Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 PM in Edge Hall. This event is free, kid-friendly, and open to the public.

The Music Therapy Musicale will feature presentations by students in the Music Therapy Program. The students share activities and songs that they have used in their clinical assignments, teaching the audience about music therapy as they get to participate and share in the music-making experience.