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This season’s Faculty Artist Series begins with Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Horn Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, who is also an Associate Dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th in Ramsey Hall. Joining Dr. Martin-Williams on stage for the first time in a solo recital will be faculty pianist Damon Denton.

 

The program will spotlight works originally written for the horn, plus a transcription from a vocal work. Even though the pieces represent music from four different...

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s (HWE) will perform their first concert of the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

Led by Cynthia Johnston Turner, Director of Bands, the ensemble will perform major works by Willem Van Otterloo, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Ticheli, and Michael Martin. The...

The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music will open its 2018-2019 Thursday Scholarship Series with a dynamic concert by The University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra (UGASO).

 

The UGASO is one of the school’s premier ensembles. Performing under the baton of Mark Cedel, the UGASO is dedicated to the study and performance of significant orchestral music, which will be apparent when listening to their program.

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Legendary Athens artist Jamie Calkin recently completed a commission to paint the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The original is 2’x3’ and will hang in the “kiss and cry” area near the stage door of Edge Hall. Prints of the painting are now available on Jamie’s site, and are available in many sizes.

To view the painting of Hugh Hodgson on Jamie's site, click HERE!  

The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music and Lamar Dodd School of Art are pleased to announce the opening of the UGA Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES). The mission of ACES is to provide comprehensive career support for students seeking a future in music and/or art/design by identifying professional objectives, building career skills, opening opportunities, preparing job applications, developing marketing and promotional strategies, organizing internships, launching entrepreneurial ventures and websites, raising funds, producing concert...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the piano area are pleased to welcome distinguished guest artist Judith Gordon. Since making her New York City recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ms. Gordon has performed across the country and collaborated with many of the leading musicians of today including Yo-Yo Ma, John Harbison, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Cynthia Phelps, and Peter Serkin. In 2009, she received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory in Boston and is currently an associate professor of piano at Smith College, MA.  

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Please join us in Hodgson Hall on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30 for a Faculty Ensemble performance. Professor of Clarinet D. Ray McClellan will be joined by David Fung (Assistant Professor of Piano), Maggie Snyder (Strings Area Chair), and Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar Lecturer) in a performance of Piazzolla and Bruch.

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) is described as "the world's foremost composer of tango music." He revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style called Nuevo Tango, which incorporates elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso...

As the fall semester approaches, we now have our Thursday Scholarship Series and Create Your Own Season subscriptions available for purchase and renewal now through July 27th!  We have worked hard to offer another exciting year of exceptional performances. 

 

Whether you are a long-time patron, or a newcomer to our concert halls, we hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding year of classical favorites and exciting contemporary works. From Beethoven to Big Band, our talented students and faculty will inspire.

 

While you...

The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music has some of the finest musicians in the country, which has been proven yet again by a recent award announcement by The United States Army Band. Percussion performance Master’s student Trevor Barroero is the winner of the 2018 National Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own.”

 

Talented college-age musicians compete each year to perform as a soloist with "Pershing's Own.” As the winner of the competition, The United States Army Band will fly Trevor to...

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will hold its 2018 Graduation Convocation and Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3rd in Hodgson Concert Hall. Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist and musician, will be this year’s convocation speaker.

 

While Celeste Headlee may best be known as an award-winning journalist with NPR, she is also a talented musician with music degrees from the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Northern Arizona University and the University of Michigan. As a journalist, Ms. Headlee has worked for NPR, PBS World, PRI,...

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