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Hodgson Wind Ensemble presents "American Guernica" Oct. 6

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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The October concert by the Hodgson Wind Ensemble is built around a special program drawing on jazz, salsa and gospel:

The concert comprises several exciting and provocative 20th century works, including Dana Wilson’s “Concerto for Trombone,” featuring Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone at the School of Music.   The program begins with Ingolf Dahl’s “Sinfonietta,” written in 1961. The Swedish-German composer intended the work to conform to no single classification.   “I wanted it to be a piece that was full of size, a long piece, a substantial piece,” said Dahl. “...

Hodgson School of Music project in Kenya

Posted 1 year 11 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...

Concert on the Lawn

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Bring your lunch to the North Campus Quad today as the Hodgson Wind Ensemble presents its seventh annual Concert on the Lawn at 12:30 p.m. 

The approximate 90-minute program will include "Schwanda, the Bagpiper, Polka and Fugue" by Jaromir Weinberger, "America, The Beautiful," "The Melody Shop" by Karl King, "The Pathfinder of Panama" by John Phillip Sousa, The Barber of Seville overture by Rossini, "Broadway Spectacular" by John Higgins and much more.

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, conducted by Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston Turner, has earned an international reputation for...

Athfest 2015

Posted 2 years 7 months ago
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One of the many reasons we love the symbiotic relations between town and gown, music and the university go together like UGA and Athens, GA and there is no better example than ATHfest:

AthFest is a multi-day music and arts festival in downtown Athens, GA that showcases local, regional, and national musical talent. The festival includes three outdoor stages, an artist market, a two-night Club Crawl in more than 10 venues, and a three-day KidsFest celebration. And all proceeds directly benefit AthFest Educates.

Since 2009, AthFest Educates, an Athens-based nonprofit, has...

Culture and commodity

Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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The roll-out of Apple Music is creating a lot of media sizzle, but the conversations about major corporations and their battle for customers is leaving one major element out of the equation: the people who make our music (and books):

Do you think Spotify and YouTube are nervous about today's announcement? Those are two very different entities, and I'm not sure how they're both feeling. Lately in interviews I've started saying nice things about Spotify because they’re not the biggest problem for artists. The biggest problem is YouTube, and all the the user-generated, unwrangled...

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