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Classic City Jazz performs on stage at the UGA ChapelSaturday, February 11 at 8pm, UGA Chapel

Classic City Jazz, UGA's vocal and instrumental jazz group, celebrates Valentine's Day with...

Two works by Roger Vogel, a member of the composition faculty at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, were performed recently. On November 13, Vogel's First Light for oboe and piano was performed by oboist Janice Crews and pianist Rocío del Moral in Rio de Janeiro. at the IV Festival Internacional de Sopros at the Centro Cultural Justiça Federal. The Soliloquy for saxophone was performed on November 13 by Farrell Vernon at the Stroede Center for the Arts in Defiance, OH.

Director of Bands John P. Lynch recently guest-conducted the Concert Band of the United States Army Field Band at a concert in Maryland. From the Field Band:

The Concert Band of the United States Army Field Band had a different sound during Friday’s performance at River Hill High School in Maryland. The band performed a challenging program of 20th century American Music, featuring the music of Aaron Copland, John Mackey, and more. But the reason for the unique sound was not due to the difficulty. Instead, it had everything to do with the guest...

Mary Leglar, chair of the music education area and Associate Director for Academic Programs, was honored last week by her colleagues with the Distingushed Career Award, presented at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah. A longtime member of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty, Leglar has been widely published in music education journals and currently serves as editor of Georgia Music News.

Monica Hargrave, instructor of Harp at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been chosen as a judge for the Peabody Awards, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in electronic media (radio,television, interactive and new media). The Peabodys annually receive over 1,000 entries judged by 30 committees made of UGA faculty, staff, and students. Hargrave will be part of a team judging documentaries.

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.

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