The Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition is a prestigious four-day event that takes place biennially in Baltimore, Maryland. UGA professor Richard Zimdars, Despy Karlas Professor of Piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been a member of the Board of Advisors for the Liszt-Garrison Festival since 2006. In 2007, the “Despy Karlas Prize of the University of Georgia” was added to the Liszt-Garrison Competition. The winner is rewarded with a paid solo...

AthenaOpera UGA Opera Ensemble will present Verdi's Falstaff tonight at Hugh Hodgson Hall at 8 p.m.. The Athens Banner Herald has an article on the performance and the impact of UGA professor and Metropolitan Opera baritone, Frederick Burchinal:



Athena Opera UGA Opera Ensemble is proud to present Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff this week.

General Admission Tickets are available for:

Dress Rehearsal - Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.


The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet spent the week of Oct. 26-30 in residency at the University of Georgia as Willson Center Visiting Artists. The residency culminated in a performance on Saturday, Oct. 31, that began the 32nd season of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series.

Founded by graduates of the Zagreb Academy of Music in Zagreb, Crotia, the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet has been performing with its current members since 1989. The...

The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents the Southern Wind Quintet, Friday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. The program for the free performance will be:

Concertante Quintet No 1 in B-flat, op.4, no. 1 Giovanni G. Cambini (1746-1825)

Allegro maestoso

Larghetto cantabile

Rondo-allegretto grazioso

Pastoral Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)


The Tuva are the people of southern Suberia; Tuvan throat singing is a musical form that has flourished for centuries in central Asia.

Is it possible to sing two tones at once? Come and hear a demonstration of the singing technique of khoomei (known simply as "throat singing" outside of Tuva) and learn about how it is produced. When the singer performs khoomei, precise acoustic filtering within the throat allows the listener to hear multiple tones simultaneously.


Monastery Picture The concert at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers on Sunday was a smashing success, with more than 700 in attendance. We'll have a first-person account from one of the Choir members up here this week, so please check back. Congratulations to all the Hugh Hodgson School of Music students and faculty.

Khan concert

Inaugural concert celebrates Patel Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Indian Musical Arts

Athens, GA – The richness of North Indian Gayaki ang music filled the Hodgson Concert Hall on October 11, delighting a diverse audience that reflected the power of music to enchant, enthrall and engage.

More than 500 music lovers from Athens and the UGA community were...

The University of Georgia Symphony, Chorus and Concert Choir will be performing Sunday Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gothic abbey of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. The program for the concert will include music written by Handel and Haydn. This will be the UGA Concert Choir's first performance at the monastery, which is located at 2625 Hwy. 212. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

An article in the Rockdale Citizen this week quotes Dr. Mitos Andaya (no link):

"We are so excited to be performing at the monastery...

DukeOctober 12 - 15, 2009 Renowned scholar and researcher Robert Duke will be in residence at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music from October 12th-15th, 2009. Dr. Duke will be presenting a variety of engaging talks and lectures covering a range of topics related to both music teaching and learning, and general principles of teaching and learning. All sessions are free of charge and open to the public. This...