All afternoon today, in Edge Recital Hall, the finals of the saxophone quartet competition portion of the NASA conference take center stage. Edge is located on the 3rd floor of the Hodgson School of Music, the most updated schedule is available at the door. The performances are that most delightful of combinations - exhibiting very high levels of virtuosity and being completely free of charge.

And tonight, the UGA Jazz Band directed by Steve Dancz takes the...

The UGA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Cedel, plays Mahler's Symphony No. 5 tonight at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center.

Hailed by conductors, musicians and audiences alike as a deeply transformative experience, Mahler’s Fifth is regarded as a rite of passage marking the experience and breadth of an orchestra. The 70-minute performance will feature principal trumpet Phillip Parsons playing the solo that opens the...

If you're walking the corridors of the Hodgson School over the next three days and you love the saxophone, you're in heaven. They're everywhere. Performing, rehearsing, giving lessons, taking lessons, judging, being judged, warming up, sitting out front of the building in the sun... all the fun of being serious performer is operational and in action around the music school these days, all part of the biennial NASA Conference going on here. The fun continues tonight with a performance by the UGA...

Notwithstanding, indeed. University to close at 2 p.m. today.

Two great concerts in the HHSOM today, snow notwithstanding: The UGA Mallet Ensemble, under the direction of new percussion faculty member Scott Pollard, performs at 6 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall over at the Performing Arts Center; and the Concert Band and the University Band share the bill at Hodgson Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free to both performances and the public is invited to attend.

The Concert and University bands are large concert bands made up of non-music majors. The University Band...

HHSOM performances continue today in all three concert halls:

Recital: Kyle Knab, Tuba - 3:30 pm

Edge Recital Hall

Recital: Stephen Braswell, Tuba; Kyle Sargent, Tuba - 5 pm

Edge Recital Hall

Recital: Amy Marinello, Bassoon - 6:00 pm

Ramsey Concert Hall

Recital: Milton Masciadri...

A very full week of music at the HHSOM kicks ofF with tonight's Wind Symphony Concert.  The Wind Symphony is conducted by Gregg Gausline and tonight's concert will feature oboe faculty member Dwight Manning and guest conductor Mark Spede, Director of Bands at Clemson University.

Tonight's program;

Antiphonal Fanfare - Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud
If thou Be Near - Bach/Reed
Noisy Wheels of Joy - Eric Whitacre
Divertimento - Vincent...

The UGA Opera Ensemble's performance of Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief takes place tonight at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall, with an encore performance on Friday, February 19, also at 8 p.m..

The free performances, directed by DMA candidate Benjamin Dawkins, feature UGA students Kristen Blanton (DMA) mezzo-soprano, Chery Brendel (DMA) soprano, Meghan Taylor (Junior) soprano [Wednesday's performance], Lindsay Ferguson (MM) soprano [Friday's performance], Ryan Tucker (Senior) baritone and Daniel Youmans...

the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's Roger & Phyllis Dancz Center for New Music, is a black-box multimedia theater with theatrical lighting, flexible audience seating, 4.4 audio spatialization, and state-of-the-art communication capability with the three adjacent electronic music composition studios. It serves as the rehearsal space for the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and is also used for solo and chamber ensemble performances involving new music and multimedia. It...

Congratulations to world-renowned double bassist Milton Masciadri, a professor in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named a University Professor – an honor bestowed selectively on UGA faculty who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities.

Masciadri was nominated for the award by colleagues in the Hodgson School of Music who noted his accomplishments on and...