Hugh Hodgson School of Music

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.

Concert: Steel Pan Ensemble

The UGA Steel Pan Ensemble will perform its spring concert. The University of Georgia Steel Band serves as a popular ambassador to the Athens music community and the public at large. Made up of traditional steel pans from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Steel Band is accompanied by electric bass, congas, drumset, and auxiliary percussion.

Performance: “Considering Matthew Shepard”

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music is proud to host composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson as student vocalists and instrumentalists, including the Hodgson Singers, become the third ensemble ever to perform the powerful, Grammy-nominated “Considering Matthew Shepard” on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m. The passion/oratorio-like work chronicles the tragic story of Matthew Shepard with a variety of musical styles, including chant, folk tunes, country and western, classical sacred choral, and gospel.

Thursday Scholarship Series: 2017 Piano Extravaganza

February's Thursday Scholarhip Series event will ask its audience, "what do two dozen hands on 440 piano keys playing a million notes sound like?" The 2017 Piano Extravaganza, held in Hodgson Concert Hall on February 9 at 7:30 p.m., showcases the piano area and its beautiful Steinways with a wide array of music, faculty-led talks on the history of the instrument, a behind-the-scenes look at our piano selection process, and a special opportunity for an audience member to become a one-note soloist.

The Innocents

Tuesday, 2/14

Saxophone Masterclass featuring Dr. Jan Baker, professor at Georgia State University and co-director of Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency
5pm - 6:30pm, Edge Hall, HHSOM

Wednesday, 2/15

Percussion Masterclass featuring guest artists Professor Allen Otte, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Dr. John Lane, Sam Houston State University (TX)
9am - 10:30am
Percussion Suite, 1st floor HHSOM


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