Music Notes

Posted 5 years 11 months ago

News of recent achievements by faculty and students in the Hugh Hodsgon School of Music.

On March 1st, Mitos Andaya was honored at the UGA Student Government Association Annual Professor Recognition Ceremony and presented with an award for “outstanding commitment to students and academic excellence at the University of Georgia.”  She and 14 other professors were selected for this honor out of the 60 university professors that were nominated by students. Three school of music graduate students took home top honors at the Southeastern Composers Forum Phillip Slates Memorial...

Pirates Weekend

Posted 6 years 6 days ago

University Opera Theatre production of the Pirates of Penzance takes center stage this weekend:

This is the third [fully-staged, ed.] opera the university has produced since 2007, said Frederick Burchinal, the Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professor of the Arts at UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He also is the director of the school’s opera program.

“We’re trying to build the opera program at UGA, not only for the students, but for the community as well,” Burchinal said.

Producing “The Pirates of Penzance” is a great way to introduce students and the community to...

Pirates of Penzance

Posted 6 years 3 weeks ago

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Opera Ensemble presents The Pirates of Penzance Feb. 17-19 at the Fine Arts Theatre.

First performed in New York City on New Year’s Eve in 1879, The Pirates of Penzance is a comedic, family-friendly tale of British pirates and policemen, and love and leap years. It features some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous songs, including “I am the very model of a modern Major-General.” 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for families and music lovers of all ages to discover the joy of Gilbert and Sullivan,” said Frederick Burchinal, the...