Hugh Hodgson School of Music

40 Under 40: Matt Koperniak

Posted 1 week 4 days 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 2 months 4 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...

Scholarship Series finale, Faculty/Guest Artist recital

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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It's recital time in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music - look at this calendar - and Thursday, April 13 presents three major performances among the many opportunities to enjoy great music from the Hugh.

At 3:30 pm in Ramsey Hall is a Faculty/Guest Artist Recital featuring Laura Strickling, soprano & Liza Stepanova, piano 

Guest soprano Laura Strickling and assistant professor of piano Liza Stepanova present a recital of European and American art songs. The program features Enrique Granados' "Canciones amatorias" (celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Spanish composer's...

UGA symphony orchestra performs Brahms, Stravinsky March 30

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Tonight, The UGA Symphony Orchestra performs its penultimate concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall at 8 p.m.:

Under the batons of Mark Cedel, director of the orchestra, and Claudine Gamache, D.M.A. Conducting student, the UGASO will perform works from Brahms, Karl Goldmark and Stravinsky.

The program opens with Goldmark’s “Im Frühling,” which translates to “In the Spring.” Goldmark’s most popular overture, “In the Spring” is less about telling a story than it is about conveying a feeling likely well known to Goldmark and other Austrian natives who endure harsh mountain...

UGA Opera Theatre present "Don Giovanni"

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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Mozart's classic take on the Don Juan legend is UGA Opera Theatre's spring production in the Fine Arts Theatre, with three performances on February 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and February 12 at 3 p.m.

Audiences will recognize many of the performers from recent performances with the UGA Symphony Orchestra, the Hodgson School’s Choral area and even the Theatre and Film Studies department, with which the lead of “Don Giovanni,” Isaiah Feken, performed as the titular Sweeney Todd last semester.

Joining the Hodgson School students are Maestro Hilary Griffiths as conductor of the UGA...

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