Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:58am
Hugh Hodgson School of Music DMA student Gonzalo Arias Contreras won the silver medal at the Florida Guitar Festival and Competition held annually in Tallahassee, Florida in October. Contreras is a student of Daniel Bolshoy, who also performing a solo recital and taught a masterclass at the festival. The Florida Guitar Festival and Competition is a performance competition where musicians from all over the world come to compete in three rounds.…
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:34am
The art of singing as it flourished in Italy from the mid-1700s through the first decades of the 19th century will be on grand display beginning tonight when the Hodgson School of Music and UGA Opera Theatre present a Gala concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini: The era of Bel Canto, which translates to “Beautiful Singing,” was a style of singing…
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:09am
Associate professor Amy Pollard picked up a bassoon in middle school after playing the flute for a few years, intrigued with the instrument that developed into a passion she now instills with students and audiences alike: According to Pollard, the instrument truly is diverse—able to blend with woodwinds, play alongside percussion parts or stand on its own as a solo instrument.  “I think it has a really fascinating sound,” said Pollard. “The…
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 1:18pm
The first Tuesday of the month series Tuesday Tunes is an opportunity to enjoy live music at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education featuring UGA student performers: Join us for this phenomenal and FREE student music series featuring new groups and fresh music each month.  In August: Jazz Quintet from 5:30-7:30, led by Michael Jarrell. ALL musicians are students or TAs at UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, part of the UGA Franklin College…
Tags: Students, Music, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 2:39pm
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series and Create Your Own Season subscriptions are available for purchase and renewal now through Friday, July 27th: Whether you are a long-time patron, or a newcomer to our concert halls, we hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding year of classical favorites and exciting contemporary works. From Beethoven to Big Band, our talented students and faculty will inspire. While…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Scholarship, Tickets, Students, Performance, Faculty, Thursday Scholarship Series
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:34pm
A great feature on Timothy K. Adams Jr., the Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor in Music and chair of the percussion area in the Hodgson School of Music, who has the distinction of being the last musician to appear on PBS' “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” in 1999: “Most people on television have a different persona, and I kind of expected ‘Crazy Freddie’ to come out or something, but he was just that sincere and beautiful as a person when we were…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:05pm
Chief communications officer of the State Road and Tollway Authority, Ericka Davis, Ph.D. (AB ’93) has a passion for public service and for discovering new ways to strengthen UGA: As a former UGA orientation leader and recruiter for students from underrepresented populations for the university, Ericka Davis, Ph.D. (AB ’93) describes the feeling of joining the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council “like putting on a warm pair of slippers.” She…
Tags: Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:52am
Only after Cora Nunnally Miller passed away in 2015 did the fact that during her lifetime she anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation. The legacy of those gifts continues to have deeply positive impacts on UGA students today: Six University of Georgia students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Ecology Annex, justice, Office of Government Relations
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:53am
Congratulations to Wesley Sumpter (BMus '17), one of four musicians chosen to be a part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellows program: The cohort of four Resident Fellows will focus on their artistic development through orchestral, chamber music, new music, and education concerts performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and in community settings. They will also have the opportunity to participate in tours with the LA…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Environmental Health Sciences
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:37am
I didn’t see at first glance.” The Hodgson Wind Ensemble is transformed into a jazz “big band” for Riffs!by composer Jeff Tyzik. The piece includes a jazz drumming solo, featuring percussionist Timothy Adams, the Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor of Music. Throughout the piece, the performers will take the audience on a journey of swing styles and an Afro-Cuban groove. An exciting finale for a stellar Thursday Scholarship Series season. Our…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Music