Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Kudos, October 2017

Posted 10 months 1 day ago
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New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany and assistant professor of microbiology Elizabeth Ottesen are leading two of the 25 funded projects

Plant biology professor...

Concert on the Lawn 2017

Posted 10 months 5 days ago
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The fall tradition continues with this year’s Concert On The Lawn presented by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The concert—featuring the Hodgson School’s premier wind band, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, with special guests the UGA Jazz Ensemble—leans into its proximity to Halloween with a theme of “Witches and Wizards.” Pieces from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and the “Harry Potter” series join Sousa marches and Karl King’s “Invictus” on the program.

The music begins at 12:30 p.m. on the North campus lawn in front of the Chapel. Bring your lunch and a blanket, and some...

Hodgson students to perform North American premiere of new work

Posted 10 months 2 weeks 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 10 months 2 weeks 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 11 months 2 weeks 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...

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