Hugh Hodgson School of Music

2016-17 Thursday Scholarship Series Concerts

Posted 2 years 4 weeks 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 2 years 3 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 2 years 4 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...

Hodgson School alumnus onstage in Copland's The Tender Land

Posted 2 years 5 months ago
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One of our favorite, young Hodgson School of Music alumni, tenor Joseph Brent continues his quest as a performer and artist in the Michigan Opera's production of Copland's The Tender Land:

The Tender Land is the quintessential American opera composed by Aaron Copland, the Dean of American composers. His music is readily recognizable and speaks of the American landscape. The opera is about a traditional, humble, rural 1930s family suspicious of outsiders and their morals. When two worldly drifters arrive seeking work on the Moss family farm, their daughter Laurie, about to graduate...

Kudos, February 2016

Posted 2 years 5 months ago
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Franklin College students and faculty continue to distinguish themselves with the highest honors and accomplishments. A sample from the month of February:

Associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Zachary Wood is among three UGA faculty members to receive Richard B. Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UGA’s highest early career teaching honor.

Our own associate dean Chuck Kutal is the subject of a Faculty Profile in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction newsletter, Engage.

UGA Graduate Psychology Department ranked...

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