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Terrific profile on Franklin staff member Marshall Williams, director of admissions for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music who not only recruits students, but also helps guide them through their time at the University of Georgia. Columns shares the story: “I really value students’ mental health and well-being,” he said. “I want students to feel supported and know that they’re not alone in the experiences they’re dealing with in this environment…
Don't miss the ongoing week-plus of opportunities to enjoy great music that is Chamber Music Athens. Most of these wonderful concerts are free and we note Thursday's "DISPERSIONS IN WATERCOLOR" - NEW MULTI-DISCIPLINARY MUSIC AT THE GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART At the heart of modern chamber musical exploration is the discovery and creation of new music. Join Amy Yang, Dean of the storied Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, alongside UGA faculty and…
The Hodgson School of Music shares great news from an important corner of the music world – the clinical practice of using music to aid in healing. The current issue of Sforzando reports: Elizabeth Lee Digiovanni, Hugh Hodgson School of Music alumna, received the Friend of Nursing Award from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, November 3, 2023. This award is described by St. Jude as going to someone who demonstrates excellence in…
The Hugh Hodgson School Music launched its new Film and Media Scoring Certificate, designed to enhance an undergraduate or graduate degree in music composition with specific, hands-on instruction in the art and science of composing music for film, video games, and other media. It's perfect entrée for many of our talented students – both within and outside the school of music – into the many industries in need of Knowing the Full Score: “The film…
Like the five food groups necessary for good health and wellbeing, the Franklin College is organized in five divisions that together power the robust, intellectual learning environment of the University of Georgia. We welcome 2024 by highlighting the divisional nature of our organizational structure and the academic units contained in each division. Today we highlight the FINE & PERFORMING ARTS Connecting our campus community with a wide…
Five student winners of the annual Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concerto Competition will launch the spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra Jan 26.  This year’s winners include: Michael Baker, trumpet, Chaynes’ “Concerto for Trumpet (1st mov)”Gabriella McClellan, cello, Dvorák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104, I. Allegro”Anna Savelyeva, piano, Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No 3 (1st…
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents the annual Holiday Concert, a tradition for the faculty and students of the Franklin College, the University of Georgia,  and the Athens community. Fo two nights – beginning tonight – this cornucopia of some our strongest ensembles is the perfect start to your holiday season. Featuring the UGA Symphony Orchestra, Hodgson Singers, University Chorus, UGA Glee Clubs, British Brass Band, Jazz Ensembles…
Whether soothing, stirring, or inspirational, the power of music touches a boundless soul language in all of us – and probably more than a few animals, as well. Music as therapy in all its connotations logically follows the contours of this language. Music therapy as discipline and practice uses music to address conditions with few other avenues for treatment. The Hugh Hodgson School of Music music therapy program connects the power of music…
Four University of Georgia students have been selected as the 2023 cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the scholarship, made possible as part of a $17 million gift to the university upon Miller’s passing in 2015, is to recognize exceptional artistic talent, to foster interdisciplinary collaborations in the arts, to promote the arts on the UGA campus and beyond and to give…
The University of Georgia Hodgson Singers took second place at the prestigious 18th Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany, May 26-30. Twelve choirs from around the world faced four days of competitive rounds, master classes, concerts and cultural exchange, and the Hodgson Singers were awarded the highest level of achievement—Excellence at an International Level. They won the second-place prize…
David Starkweather is the professor of cello in the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, housed within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, where he has been a faculty member since 1983. In this interview, Starkweather discusses the role that cello has played in his life and how he uses technology to unlock centuries-old musical mysteries. How did you become interested in the cello? I started playing in the…
University of Georgia faculty members John Maltese and Jean F. Martin-Williams have been named University Professors in recognition of their significant impact on the university above and beyond their normal academic responsibilities. Maltese is the associate dean in the School of Public and International Affairs, where he also holds the Albert Berry Saye Professorship of American Government and Constitutional Law and the…
The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music launches its spring Thursday Scholarship Series of concerts with the winners of the Concerto Competition performing with the UGA Symphony Orchestra. This year’s winners (in alphabetical order): Michael Baker, trumpet; Gabriella McClellan, cello; Anna Savelyeva, piano; Diego Suarez, piano; and Yinzi Zhou, flute. The UGA Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Mark Cedel. The concert will be…
The 2022 UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival showcased more than 60 events and exhibitions throughout November. Now in its 11th year, the festival began with Student Spotlight on Nov. 1, featuring acts such as Young Choreographer’s Series dancers, Improv Athens, Next Act, classical music soloists from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, performances by the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, University Theatre’s…
The Center for Research and Engagement in Diversity (RED), a program of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has as its mission to engage in diversity research and outreach in order to enhance individual, institutional, and community learning, effectiveness, and well-being.  In support of these goals, RED offers seed grants to graduate students in the Franklin College who are pursuing diversity research. Recipients…
Great feature from our friends at the UGA Performing Arts Center about how Experiential learning at UGA gets students out of the classroom and into the world. In October, the UGA PAC and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music created a collaboration between the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned Athens indie musician Kishi Bashi: A sold-out concert at Hodgson Concert Hall with conductor Mark Cedel showcased Kishi Bashi’s…
Liza Stepanova’s story begins with a find at a Russian antique store. The find was an antique 19th-century piano, complete with built-in candleholders and engravings of famous composers. The finder was Stepanova’s grandmother, a World War II survivor who loved piano but whose circumstances had not allowed her to pursue music. Stepanova was instantly taken with the piano as a young child, and her family arranged for her to have lessons near…
A vital collaboration between town and gown, Athens Hip Hop Harmonic has created a pipeline for cultural connections strengthening UGA ties to the community through musical innovation and collaborative artistry.  The collaboration gets the star treatment this week as the cover story for Flagpole: As each community artist participating in the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic crossed the stage of Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall and looked out across the 1,…
Michael Heald and Anatoly Sheludyakov will present a recital of violin and piano music at the Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center on Monday, Sept.19, at 7:30 pm. This is part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Faculty Recital Series. They will perform sonatas by Mozart, Amy Beach, and Edward Elgar. Audiences may be less familiar with the works of Beach and Elgar, but they are both wonderful examples of…
The Hugh Hodgson School of music announced its fall 2022 season, a rich musical tapestry of student and faculty performances by the full roster of large ensembles and solo concerts. Anchored by the Scholarship Series, the fall also includes the Faculty Artist Series, the ensemble series, and a UGA Opera Theatre production of Gounod's Faust. Season subscription packages and individual concert tickets are available here.  
Student musicians in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Saxophone Studio have been hard at work, with diligence and professionalism that has paid off with national recognition. Mixed Media saxophone quartet was awarded the Gold Medal in the senior wind division of the 49th Annual Fischoff Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on May 20-22, 2022.  Camille Hayes in the Hodgson School reports:   Established in 1973…
Molly Stanley, academic advisor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding New Advisor by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Established in 1983, the NACADA Global Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making a significant impact on academic advising. NACADA represents and advocates for academic advising and advisors in higher education. In 2021-22…
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…
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…
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…

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