Hugh Hodgson School of Music

UGA Opera Theatre to present 'Tales of Hoffman'

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

In October, UGA Opera Theatre will present a concert performance of Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman:

Jacques Offenbach’s supernatural tale of unrequited love, in a two-night presentation on Thursday, October 11 and Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets for the program, part of the 2012-2013 2nd Thursday Scholarship Concert Series in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, are $18/$5 for students and available via the UGA Performing Arts Center box office at 706/542/4400 or online at

The UGA Opera Theatre, under the direction of...

2nd Thursday concerts return with Dvořák

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

Since 1980, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music 2nd Thursday Scholarship Series has offered showcase performances by UGA students and faculty the second Thursday of each month throughout the academic year. Proceeds from individual ticket sales and season subscriptions allow for yearlong academic scholarships and assistantships and present donors the opportunity to sponsor individual students in the music school. What has truly been an innovative link between entertainment for the community and student acheivement continues in September with an all Dvořák program by the UGA Symphomy Orchestra...

International wins for UGA Tuba-Euphonium studio

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

Congratulations to Hugh Hodgson School of Music students in David Zerkel's Tuba-Euphonium studio, who took top honors at this summer's Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Festival. Big win:

In what Professor David Zerkel refers to as an “unprecedented representation of prize winners from one studio,” four University of Georgia Tuba-Euphonium students have won top prizes at the Leonard Falcone Euphonium and Tuba Festival.

Hodgson School students David McLemore, Simon Wildman, Gary Garvin, and Alex Avila each placed in their respective divisions Monday evening.  ...

HHSOM student Wildman takes First Prize in Austria

Posted 5 years 11 months ago

On the heels of his second place finish at the International Instrumental Competition in Germany earlier this month, word now arrives that DMA student Simon Wildman has won First Prize in the Artist Tuba Solo Competition at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria.

Congratulations to the tuba studio of Dr. David Zerkel in the Hodgson School of Music on the outstanding achievements of Wildman, as well as DMA students David McLemore and Matt Shines, who have also distinguished themselves and UGA at national and international competitions over this last year.


School of Music student places second in international competition

Posted 5 years 11 months ago
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Simon Wildman, a second year Doctoral student at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, was recently awarded Second Prize at the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen, Germany. The competition is held for tuba once every four years, rotating among other orchestral instruments, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious international solo competitions for many orchestral instruments. The field of competitors began with approximately 50 tubists from around the world and was narrowed through four rounds of competition, culminating in a final round performance of...