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Thu, 04/14/2022 - 11:19am
The University of Georgia Graduate School hosted the 11th annual Three Minute Thesis competition in a virtual ceremony on April 6. Better known by the acronym 3MT, the competition requires contestants to explain their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance in three minutes or less using only a single static presentation slide. This year’s grand prize winner was Leah Dutton, a doctoral student in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, for…
Wed, 03/23/2022 - 4:00pm
Rumya S. Putcha, assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Institute for Women's Studies and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been awarded the 2022 Paula J. Giddings Best Article Award from Meridians Journal for, The Mythical Courtesan: Womanhood and Dance in Transnational India.”  The award honors an author whose work embodies the groundbreaking nature and innovative spirit of Paula’s writing, and the winners are chosen each year…
Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:37am
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music UGA Opera Theatre present their spring opera, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte. The semi-staged concert will take place in Hodgson Hall on Sunday, February 20 at 3pm and Monday, February 21 at 7:30pm. The opera will be sung in Italian with English Subtitles. It was first performed at the Burgheater in Vienna, on January 26, 1790. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. UGA Opera…
Tue, 02/01/2022 - 11:17am
The Athens Hip Hop Harmonic will release a new video across all Hodgson School of Music social media channels on Wednesday, 2.2.22. Local rapper Kxng Blanco teamed up with composition faculty Peter Van Zandt Lane to create the piece performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.  "Getting to co-create a piece of music with Kxng Blanco and the students in Contemporary Chamber Ensemble was so rewarding. We all got dropped into a world where,…
Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:08am
Liza Stepanova, associate professor of piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, believes music transcends barriers and teaches her students the importance of collaboration and community outreach. Stepanova came to UGA in 2015 primarily to teach applied piano to a studio of undergraduate and graduate piano majors. Since joining the faculty, she has created new courses and promoted initiatives that go beyond this role. One of them has been the…
Fri, 12/10/2021 - 12:05pm
The literary, fine, and performing arts play a vital role in the cultural and academic life of the liberal arts learning environment, without which no major research university can be called comprehensive. And the symbiosis runs both ways – our arts programs flourish in this diverse environment as well, with a great melange of majors, schools, disciplines and pursuits to color and inform an audience of spectators, critics and participants alike…
Wed, 12/01/2021 - 11:33am
The students and faculty of Hugh Hodgson School of Music help us start the holiday season off right in Hodgson Hall with the return of the live Hodgson School of Music Annual Holiday Concerts. Audiences will be able to enjoy a wonderful evening of holiday classics and more to get into the spirit of the season, with performances by multiple ensembles. The concerts are part of the Thursday Scholarship Series and will take place Dec. 2nd and 3rd at…
Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:06am
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Thursday Scholarship Series concert features the Jazz Ensemble and Glee Clubs in Hodgson Hall on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival. The program opens with Jazz Ensemble I Big Band, which is Hodgson School’s advanced Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave D’Angelo, Lecturer of Jazz. This group plays at a variety of events, both on and off campus, and is a key component of…
Thu, 10/28/2021 - 10:24am
Cassie Elaine Magee Moates, 38, of Hoschton passed away on October, 15th, 2021, just days after welcoming her third beautiful daughter. She was born in Sunrise, Fl but considered Duluth, Ga her hometown.  Moates was a devoted teacher - spending parts of her career at Bethlehem Elementary in Bethlehem, Ga and Ivy Creek Elementary in Buford, Ga. She had been named Teacher of the Year and was known as warm and welcoming to her students and fellow…
Thu, 10/21/2021 - 11:47am
Join the student musicians of the Hodgson School on Thursday, October 21 for UGA Wind Ensemble’s second concert of the year in Hodgson Concert Hall. Led by Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger, Interim Director of Bands, this program begins with Richard Strauss’s Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, followed by the wind band classic Suite No. 1 in E-flat Major by Gustav Holst. Resident pianist Anatoly Sheludyakov performs as guest soloist on Igor Stravinsky’s…
Fri, 05/21/2021 - 3:53pm
Two UGA graduate students have been awarded fellowships through the university’s recently established Arts Lab Cluster, a multi-year initiative to enhance research, practice and community engagement in the arts. Zaira Castillo-Ramos, who is pursuing a Masters in piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and Sayantika Mandal, a creative writing PhD candidate in the department of English, are the first graduate students to benefit from this…
Fri, 04/23/2021 - 10:25am
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario has appointed Cynthia Johnston Turner as dean of the Faculty of Music. Johnston Turner, is currently the director of bands, artistic director of Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and professor of music at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. She will formally begin in the role of dean of the Faculty of Music on July 1, 2021. Johnston Turner, a dual citizen of Canada and the…
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 4:07pm
Josh Bynum, professor of trombone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, took home a UGA Creative Research Medal last year for his album Catalyst, a collection of classical pieces inspired by classic works of art, music and literature. In this interview with our Office of Research colleague Michael Terrazas, Bynum discusses his approach to music pedagogy and research, as well as his love for that most epic of orchestral instruments: What is…
Wed, 02/17/2021 - 1:26pm
The musical work "More than words..." for saxophone octet, piano, bass, and spoken word by UGA graduate composition student Kevin Day was commissioned by Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and the UGA Saxophone Studio in the fall 2019. With more than 100 performances of his music taking place in the past two years, Day is a rapidly rising star who is currently writing more than 20 music…
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 3:06pm
Brett Bawcum is no stranger to planning. As director of athletic bands, his preparation begins 10 months ahead of the next fall season. When COVID-19 hit, planning took on a whole new challenge: a heavy dose of unpredictability. “We were already looking at second and third shows when it started becoming clear last spring that this was not going to be a ‘normal’ year,” said Bawcum. Whether or not the band would even be able to attend games was up…
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 1:43pm
The University of Georgia's Spotlight on the Arts festival returns for its ninth year with dozens of virtual events and exhibitions in the visual, literary, and performing arts through Nov. 20. Highlights of this year's 17-day festival include performances from Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea, multimedia work presented by UGA Theatre, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame keynote address, and several exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art and…
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…

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