Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Anonymous donor's generosity changes lives

Posted 1 year 2 months ago

The power of giving can reach profound depths in at least two directions: transformative impacts on the lives changed as a result of the gifts, and the generous heart that motivates the donor. Both are exemplified in the longterm philanthropy to the University of Georgia and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music by Cora Nunnally Miller:

Miller anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation throughout her lifetime and granted permission for the university to share her name only after her death. Her last gift, a bequest of $17 million made at her passing in...

PAC, Hodgson School season kick off with Golden Age Band

Posted 1 year 3 months ago

The UGA Performing Arts Center and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music jointly kick off the performance season next week on August 25 with a collaborative musical journey through American band music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries:

The concert, which is the joint kickoff to the School of Music’s Thursday Scholarship Series and the UGA Performing Arts Center’s (PAC) season, assembles a rare group under the baton of George Foreman, director of the PAC.

“UGA faculty members will be joined by our best students,” said Foreman. “This makes for a fully professional quality 25...

2016-17 Thursday Scholarship Series Concerts

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music announced the line-up for this year's Thursday Scholarship Series Concerts. Formerly known as the Second Thursday Scholarship Series, the name has been changed but the rich tradition benefiting our music students and delighting audiences continues:

the revamped concert series promises to make each concert into an event, with opportunities in and around the concert to deepen and enhance the experience of listening to the School of Music’s unparalleled talent in the world-class UGA Performing Arts Center.

Each of these concerts will begin at 7:...

Lineage Percussion wins bronze at 2016 Fischoff

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association sponsors the nation's largest chamber music competition at Notre Dame University. Congratulations to Hugh Hodgson School of Music students Trevor Barroero, Lauren Floyd, and Wesley Sumpter, also known as Lineage Percussion, who were named the bronze medalist of the 2016 Fischoff Competition. They are the first percussion ensemble in the 43-year history of Fischoff to be a finalist in the senior division of the competition.

The students report via email:

Audience members told us that our performance was something they will "not...

Hodgson School of Music project in Kenya

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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A music education and piano performance outreach project took Hodgson School of Music students and faculty to Kenya in March:

Eldoret, Kenya – Many of UGA’s 35,000 students traveled somewhere over spring break, but most didn’t leave the country. Fewer still crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Only six flew to Nairobi, then took a seven-hour van ride to Eldoret, Kenya, to teach music.

A group of eight from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s music education and piano performance areas are in Africa from March 10-21, setting up distance learning and orchestra programs for a...