Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Six students named Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars

Posted 1 month 4 days ago
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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 the scholarship, made possible as part of a $17 million gift to the university upon Miller’s passing in 2015, is to recognize exceptional...

Hodgson alumnus chosen as LA Philharmonic Resident Fellow

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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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 Phil. Mentorship from LA Phil Musicians and assistance with audition preparation are added benefits to prepare Resident Fellows for future...

Hodgson Wind Ensemble to close Thursday Scholarship concert season

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Rounding out this season’s Thursday Scholarship Series is UGA’s Hodgson Wind Ensemble, led by Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of bands and conducting area chair, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall:

Under the baton of Bradley Esau, a graduate conducting student, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble will begin with Punch!, a brass fanfare by Australian composer Katy Abbott.

The mainstay of the program is a suite by Adam Schoenberg titled Picture Studies, a 21st-century approach to Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

“The suite is made...

Thursday Scholarship Concert honors Women’s History Month

Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

“Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month that would showcase UGA faculty and students – performers and composers at a local and global level. “These women play a vital role in our...

“A Night at the Morton: Soul Celebration” March 21

Posted 3 months 6 days ago
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Athens Music Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, presents “A Night at the Morton: Soul Celebration” March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Morton Theatre:

The interactive performance event, supported by a Public Impact Grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, is the third installment of this biannual program organized and directed by UGA music professors Jean Ngoya Kidula and Susan Thomas. Sponsors include the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Institute for African American Studies and the...

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