Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Hodgson students to perform North American premiere of new work

Posted 1 week 2 days ago
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The Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the Hodgson Singers in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform the North American premiere of a new work from Australian composer Catherine Likhuta when the Thursday Scholarship Series returns to Hodgson Concert Hall Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. "Scraps from a Madman's Diary" brings together a rare pairing of major ensembles for the performances of Likhuta's work, a 35-minute oratorio:

"The piece is unusual in its demands on the choir in that it calls on the choir to be a staged, acting character/characters for the entire duration," said Dan Bara,...

Iconicity: Musicology colloquium with Kofi Agawu

Posted 2 weeks 17 hours ago
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The African Studies Institute and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a colloquium featuring Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu on October 5 at 5 p.m., Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression:

At the heart of African expressive behavior is a family of devices designed to achieve varieties of sameness through repetition, variation and imitation. While no single term for them has so far emerged from African-language designation, they collectively represent a widespread and favorite modality. I will use C.S Peirce’s term iconicity to refer to this mode of...

Thursday Scholarship Concert Series opens Sept. 7

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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The students of the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, along with an array of faculty soloists, opens a new year of concerts for the Thursday Scholarship Series in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.:

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s flagship concert series opens with one of its most notable large ensembles performing classics from Barber, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

The concert opens with Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra. Premiered in 1942, the single-movement orchestral work clocks in around 11 minutes.

“The Barber is a lush and...

40 Under 40: Matt Koperniak

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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The University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017, celebrating the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40, includes Riverwatch Middle School director of bands Matt Koperniak (BMUS ’02, MMED ’04):

Under his direction since 2008, he has expanded the band program from 130 students to over 600. Prior to his arrival at Riverwatch, he taught at Norcross High School and Jefferson High School. Dr. Koperniak is currently the State Band Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association. He serves Phi Mu Alpha...

Hodgson School alums win gold, silver in Fischoff Competition

Posted 5 months 2 days ago
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Two alumni from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music were part of quartets which won gold and silver medals at the recent 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition:

Gabriel Pique (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of Fuego Quartet, and Brandon Quarles (B. Mus. - Saxophone ’15), of ~Nois, were named gold and silver medal winners, respectively, in the Senior Wind Division. 

“This is a marvelous accomplishment for these alumni and for the School of Music saxophone studio,” said Dale Monson, director of the Hodgson School.

Though they both attend different schools now for their...

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