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Congratulations to  two students from UGA who placed in the MTNA Southern Division Competitions! Tubist David McLemore, a student of David Zerkel, was declared Winner in the MTNA Young Artist Brass Performance Competition. Martha Gardner, violin, a student of Levon Ambartsumian, was declared Alternate in the MTNA Young Artist String Performance Competition. The competitions were held at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, on Jan. 13-16.

Marcus Printup

Join Steve Dancz and the UGA Jazz Band as they welcome Conyers native Marcus Printup to the Hodgson Hall stage for a must-see concert at 8 pm, Friday, January 13 in Hodgson Hall. Tickets are $10,...

After a national election held in December, Mitos Andaya was elected to the office President-Elect of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). The organization serves approximately 800 members and addresses specific needs of university/collegiate choral conductors and other choral professionals through various forums and biennial national conferences.

Mitos Andaya with Lorraine Bracco

School of music faculty member Mitos Andaya was one of three guest conductors in the nation to conduct Walt Disney World EPCOT's Candlelight Processional during the 2011 holiday season. In...

Congratulations to musicology professor Stephen Valdez, who was named a recipient for this year’s Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award. The award honors outstanding faculty in the Franklin College who show a sustained commitment to high-quality instruction.

Dr. Olin G. Parker, Professor Emeritus of Music, and Associate Director Emeritus of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, was honored with a Presidential award from the American Music Therapy Association. The AMTA's Presidential Award is given to recognize individuals who, while not practicing music...

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...

This year, the School of Music held its first-ever canathon, with donations going to help the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.  We're awfully proud that our students, faculty, and staff dug deep and far surpassed our goal of 750 cans.  The total donation? 853 cans (and counting, thanks to some...

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". Two other Ph.D candidates -...

Matthew Sellers, a former member of the Chamber Choir and Collegium Musicum, has been awarded a 2012 Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. He is the fifth UGA student to earn this prestigious award in the past decade.

Matt, a UGA Foundation Fellow and Honors student, plans to pursue a master of studies program in modern literature followed by a doctor of philosophy program in English language and literature at England’s Oxford University.

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