Hugh Hodgson School of Music

In Memoriam: Richard Graham

Posted 2 years 8 months ago

Columns this weeks honors Richard Graham, UGA's first full-time African American faculty member, who passed away last month:

Richard M. Graham, the first full-time African-American faculty member at UGA, died May 4 at the age of 83. Graham was a former director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, which is part of the university's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Graham took up piano at an early age and changed to the trumpet in high school. His college years were spent at the University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelor's degree in...

Russell Teaching Awards

Posted 2 years 12 months ago

Congratulations to Jennifer Palmer and Peter Jutras, two of this year's three recipients of the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching:

The awards were established by the Russell Foundation and named for Richard B. Russell, the university alumnus who served Georgia in public office for 50 years, including almost 40 years as U.S. Senator. The awards, first presented in the 1991-1992 academic year, are administered annually by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and include a $5,000 prize for each recipient from...

UGA Opera Theatre: Mascagni's L'amico Fritz

Posted 3 years 6 days ago

UGA Opera Theatre brings the rarely-performed opera in three acts L'amico Fritz to the Fine Arts Theatre Feb. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.

"I have wanted to bring this particular opera to UGA ever since I arrived here," said Frederick Burchinal, the Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professor in the Arts and Opera Theatre director. "I had the opportunity to perform it with the San Francisco Opera in 1976 and fell in love with it. Now, we have the students in place to bring it to life."

The opera tells the tale of a wealthy landowner who...

Gregg Allman Scholarship

Posted 3 years 2 weeks ago

Maybe he's No Angel, but Gregg Allman is now a benefactor to the Franklin College and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music:

A sold-out house at the Georgia Theatre greeted University of Georgia senior Katie Black in early January as she walked onstage with Gregg Allman. Her job was simple—introduce the legendary rock and blues musician prior to his first performance in Athens and thank him for establishing a scholarship that will help fund the remainder of her time at UGA.

They were joined by Alan Dorsey, dean of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who announced the...

Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

Posted 3 years 3 weeks ago

The UGA Symphony Orchestra is one of, if not the, premier large ensembles in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Our student-comprised symphony orchestra, conducted by professor Mark Cedel, can stand with any university-level orchestra in the nation. And many beyond it.

This week, the UGA SO will feature five soloists from the school of music, winners of the concerto competition in the Hodgson School:

Five of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most talented young musicians will join the UGA Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, January 28 as soloists in the ensemble’s annual...