Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Colloquium: Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression

Kofi Agawu, Princeton University Hughes-Rogers Professor of Music, will present a colloquium lecture on “Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression.”

The event is hosted by the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the African Studies Institute and the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Student Association, and sponsored by the Willson Center.

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Faculty Concert Series: Elizabeth Knight, mezzo soprano

The first Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series recital of 2017-2018 showcases Elizabeth Knight, lecturer in voice, in Ramsey Concert Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.

Knight’s recital, titled “I Make My Magic,” her first ever in the faculty series, examines treatments of female life and love in songs from various times, styles and composers. Knight will be accompanied by pianist Richard Seiler, professor of piano at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a former colleague of Knight’s.

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Hodgson Wind Ensemble

Please join us for The Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s first major concert of the 2017-2018 season where the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Cynthia Johnston Turner, evokes fire and ice on Friday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. The concert is a narrative from heat to ice, and more subtly, it is a commentary on climate change. The program features music 'globally' by composers from Japan, Europe, and the USA: a fact that emphasizes that we only have one home and it's in trouble... 

Thursday Scholarship Series: UGA Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy the kick-off of the 2017-2018 Thursday Scholarship Series with the UGA Symphony Orchestra.

The Thursday Scholarship Series began in 1980 and, as the flagship concert series at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, continues the tradition of “Music Appreciation Programs” started by Hugh Hodgson himself in the 1930s. Proceeds from contributions and ticket sales to these concerts are among the primary means through which School of Music scholarship funds are raised each year.

$20, $6 (student/child)

Faculty Concert: The Yargo Trio

The Yargo Trio—Connie Frigo, associate professor of saxophone; Angela Jones-Reus, professor of flute; and Liza Stepanova, assistant professor of piano—stage one of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s first recitals of the 2017-2018 season.

The trio’s recital is a unique performance that heralds the release of their new album, “Voices, Reimagined,” and reflects the unconventional nature of their collaboration. Read more at

Thursday Scholarship Series Concert

The final concert in the 2016-2017 Thursday Scholarship Series brings together some of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best instrumentalists—including faculty and students—to perform three concertos. The ARCO Chamber Orchestra and a graduate student wind ensemble will provide a lively backdrop for five faculty soloists to create the musical fireworks that will close out the concert series’ season. Tickets are $20; $6 with a UGA student ID. For more information, visit:

Concert: Percussion Ensemble

The UGA Percussion Ensemble will perform its spring concert. The group has performed extensively throughout the Southeast, including numerous appearances at the Georgia Music Educator's Association state conventions and appearances at various "Day of Percussion" programs, under the leadership of co-directors Timothy Adams, Jr., and Kimberly Toscano Adams.

Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series Concert

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s Reid Messich, an assistant professor of oboe, will conclude the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series. Messich has played in numerous orchestras across the country and toured all over the world, and he brings that experience to bear in a wonderful finale to the Faculty Series. Tickets are $12; $6 with UGA student ID.


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