Fri, 05/08/2020 - 10:53am
For 7,324 UGA students, including 5,958 undergraduates, today is the day. Even the absence of our spring Commencement exercises cannot and should not dampen our joy over the hard-won achievements of this extraordinary group. The unique situation of a quiet campus on Commencement only emphasizes our reverence for completing this monumental journey. Congratulations to all the graduates, their families and loved ones! Stay safe and healthy as we…
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:46am
Appointed director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in July 2019, Peter Jutras is in his 14th year as a piano faculty member at UGA. In this profile Q & A, he talks with about the next era for the Hodgson School, which is expanding its presence in the musical world. What was the state of the art in the Hodgson School in your first semester as director? Peter Jutras: I’ve seen tremendous growth…
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:23pm
University of Georgia Opera Theatre is starting off the new decade with fan-favorite Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Gioachino Rossini Feb. 21-23 in the Fine Arts Theatre.    UGA Opera Theatre will offer a very different experience from the fall production of Lucia di Lammermoor with the presentation of one of the most famous opera comedy in the world, with music many will recognize from TV commercials, children’s cartoons and…
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 3:32pm
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series presents a collaborative concert designed by guitar faculty Daniel Bolshoy Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall: The friends joining Bolshoy will include the ARCO Chamber Orchestra, along with faculty members Levon Ambartsumian, David Starkweather, Kristin Jutras, Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva, and Milton Masciadri. The program will include Latin music by composers such as Agustin Barrios…
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 3:26pm
The annual Concerto Competition Concert will be held on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall as part of the Thursday Scholarship Series. Six of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most talented students will perform solos alongside the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra. The Concerto Competition is a longstanding tradition of the Hodgson School, where music students from all areas who are selected choose, learn and perform a concerto for a…
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:46pm
The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music opens the new year with its Faculty Artist Series on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Hall with associate professor of trombone, Josh Bynum. The concert will feature a program that detours from Bynum’s recent solo SEC recital tour to a program of chamber music. Bynum wanted to shift gears with this recital to have the opportunity to play with his faculty colleagues in the Georgia Brass Quintet…
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 2:52pm
Hodgson School of Music ensembles and solo performers offer a strong week of concert opportunities for the campus community, beginning tonight with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall: The opening program is the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra by Bach. It will be performed by Regents Professor Levon Ambartsumian, who also is Franklin Professor of Violin and artistic director of the ARCO Chamber…
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:48pm
The University of Georgia’s Symphony Orchestra, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s premiere orchestra ensemble, will begin the new season with an exciting performance on the newly renovated Hodgson Hall stage. Students will take their chairs to perform challenging repertoire on September 5th in the opening concert of the 2019-2020 Thursday Scholarship Series Season. The concert will open with what has been recorded as the first “concert waltz”…
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 9:07am
Longtime University of Georgia music educator Olin Parker passed away on Monday August 5, 2019. Parker, a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, served as professor emeritus and a former associate director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He began teaching at UGA in 1964 and remained active in the school and in the field well into his 90s.  Throughout his tenure, Parker taught music education methods courses for music education and elementary…
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:11am
Despite its rich history and cultural significance, opera’s place within the world of music has, in some ways, fallen to the wayside. Megan Gillis BMus ’13 is working every day to change that: A lifelong performer, Gillis first fell in love with opera at a young age after being encouraged by vocal instructors to pursue the art, due to her strong soprano voice. After many years of practice, she eventually found an ideal place to hone her passion…
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:18am
In March 2019, University of Georgia graduate student Dilon Bryan won the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta Music Scholarship Competition to study at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, becoming only the second horn player to win a competition usually dominated by pianists and vocalists. A graduate teaching assistant and master’s student in horn performance in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Bryan joins his UGA colleague as the…
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 3:37pm
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents the inaugural Chamber Music Athens, a festival with a national scope that will bring together internationally-acclaimed guest artists, UGA faculty and students May 12-21 for 10 days of chamber music festivities and performances: Audiences can enjoy concerts in the Performing Arts Center as well as venues on and off the UGA campus, such as the Georgia Museum of Art, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia,…
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:02am
Athens, GA – Peter Jutras, Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named director of the Hodgson School by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences dean Alan Dorsey. The appointment is effective July 1, 2019. “The Hodgson School of Music is one of the pillars of our vibrant arts programs, attracting some of the best young musicians in the world to study and train at UGA,” Dorsey said…
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:16am
The UGA Symphony Orchestra will be performing an extraordinary concert tonight, Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Directed by Mark Cedel, the orchestra will be performing pieces by Robert Schumann, George Walker, and Richard Strauss. Guest faculty artist Josh Bynum will be featured on Walker's "Concerto for Trombone and Strings." The UGASO will also be performing the world premiere of a piece entitled "Synapse"…
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:12am
World-renowned performer and University of Georgia piano faculty David Fung will take the Ramsey Hall stage on February 5 at 7:30 in celebration of the Chinese New Year as part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series: Lauded by TheWashington Post for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances, audiences will want to mark their calendars for this concert. “The program combines my passion and commitment to one of the…
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:38am
Wonderful video spotlighting Sahada Buckley, a violin performance and music theory major in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who is developing her skills as a classical musician while also becoming a part of our beloved local music scene.
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:58am
Hugh Hodgson School of Music DMA student Gonzalo Arias Contreras won the silver medal at the Florida Guitar Festival and Competition held annually in Tallahassee, Florida in October. Contreras is a student of Daniel Bolshoy, who also performing a solo recital and taught a masterclass at the festival. The Florida Guitar Festival and Competition is a performance competition where musicians from all over the world come to compete in three rounds.…
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:34am
The art of singing as it flourished in Italy from the mid-1700s through the first decades of the 19th century will be on grand display beginning tonight when the Hodgson School of Music and UGA Opera Theatre present a Gala concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini: The era of Bel Canto, which translates to “Beautiful Singing,” was a style of singing…
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:09am
Associate professor Amy Pollard picked up a bassoon in middle school after playing the flute for a few years, intrigued with the instrument that developed into a passion she now instills with students and audiences alike: According to Pollard, the instrument truly is diverse—able to blend with woodwinds, play alongside percussion parts or stand on its own as a solo instrument.  “I think it has a really fascinating sound,” said Pollard. “The…
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 1:18pm
The first Tuesday of the month series Tuesday Tunes is an opportunity to enjoy live music at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education featuring UGA student performers: Join us for this phenomenal and FREE student music series featuring new groups and fresh music each month.  In August: Jazz Quintet from 5:30-7:30, led by Michael Jarrell. ALL musicians are students or TAs at UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, part of the UGA Franklin College…
Tags: Students, Music, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 2:39pm
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series and Create Your Own Season subscriptions are available for purchase and renewal now through Friday, July 27th: Whether you are a long-time patron, or a newcomer to our concert halls, we hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding year of classical favorites and exciting contemporary works. From Beethoven to Big Band, our talented students and faculty will inspire. While…
Tags: Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Scholarship, Tickets, Students, Performance, Faculty, Thursday Scholarship Series
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:34pm
A great feature on Timothy K. Adams Jr., the Mildred Goodrum Heyward Professor in Music and chair of the percussion area in the Hodgson School of Music, who has the distinction of being the last musician to appear on PBS' “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” in 1999: “Most people on television have a different persona, and I kind of expected ‘Crazy Freddie’ to come out or something, but he was just that sincere and beautiful as a person when we were…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:05pm
Chief communications officer of the State Road and Tollway Authority, Ericka Davis, Ph.D. (AB ’93) has a passion for public service and for discovering new ways to strengthen UGA: As a former UGA orientation leader and recruiter for students from underrepresented populations for the university, Ericka Davis, Ph.D. (AB ’93) describes the feeling of joining the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council “like putting on a warm pair of slippers.” She…
Tags: Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:52am
Only after Cora Nunnally Miller passed away in 2015 did the fact that during her lifetime she anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation. The legacy of those gifts continues to have deeply positive impacts on UGA students today: Six University of Georgia students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of…
Tags: Institute of Native American Studies, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Ecology Annex, justice, Office of Government Relations
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:53am
Congratulations to Wesley Sumpter (BMus '17), one of four musicians chosen to be a part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellows program: The cohort of four Resident Fellows will focus on their artistic development through orchestral, chamber music, new music, and education concerts performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and in community settings. They will also have the opportunity to participate in tours with the LA…
Tags: Ecology Annex, Environmental Health Sciences