David McLemore, a DMA candidate in tuba performance, recently won first place in the Young Artist Brass Competition at the Music Teachers National Association conference in New York City.

Mr. McLemore is a student of David Zerkel.

March 30
8 pm
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

The UGA Choral Association presents its Annual Joy of Singing Festival with this year’s guest conductor and clinician, Dr. Peter Bagley. Dr. Bagley is Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut where he served as the Director of Choral Activities and now is Special Assistant to the Dean.

The day will consist of clinics with guest high school choirs from Clarke Central and Jackson County High School, as well as with the UGA Hodgson Singers and the combined choirs...

Sunday, April 1
6 pm
First Presbyterian Church

The University of Georgia Collegium Musicum and Players will be performing George Frideric Handel's great oratorio, "Messiah" on Sunday, April 1 at 6pm at First Presbyterian Church, 185 East Hancock Ave, downtown Athens. The performance will feature alumni and guest soloists, Derek Chester, Laura Chester, James Miller, and Fabiana Gonzalez.

Thursday, March 22
8 pm
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

In most operas, the roles created by the male figures primarily represent in the plot either the “hero,” “villain,” “lover,” “priest,” “brother or “father.” These characters are often one dimensional in contrast to all of the female roles who are given a much wider emotional range to represent. Indeed, many operas revolve almost totally around this female figure; her emotions and desires are the motivating factors for most of the action in one way or another.


The 2012 UGA Music Research Symposium, sponsored by the Musicology/Ethnomusicology area of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will take place on 22 March 2012 in Edge Recital Hall at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The Symposium’s program features student research on a wide range of topics related to musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music traditions, world music cultures, and music theory and analysis. Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m.


Jon Lusher, MM candidate in the horn studio, won second place at the Orchestral High Horn Competition at the Southeast Horn Workshop, held on March 2 at Tennessee Tech University.

On March 1st, Mitos Andaya was honored at the UGA Student Government Association Annual Professor Recognition Ceremony and presented with an award for "outstanding commitment to students and academic excellence at the University of Georgia."  She and 14 other professors were selected for this honor out of the 60 university professors that were nominated by students.

Three school of music graduate students took home top honors at the Southeastern Composers Forum Phillip Slates Memorial Competition.

For first place, there was a tie between MM candidate John Hennecken's Brass Quintet, and MM candidate Brian Kelly's Sonata for Cello. DMA candidate Ashley Floyd's L'esprit de l'escalier, written for bass clarinet, bassoon, and cello was awarded honorable mention.

Two DMA candidates in the tuba studio, David McLemore and Simon Wildman, have advanced in the Markneukirchen International Solo Competition for Tuba, to be held in Germany in May. The competition is open to tubists across the globe, and requires competitors to be prepared to perform 14 different pieces of solo music for tuba.


March 1, 4 pm, room 412. Free and open to the public.

Part of the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association's Colloquium Series.

Dr. Bonnie Gordon of the University of Virginia will present a talk entitled "Music Machines in Seventeenth Century Rome"...