Another example of the extraordinary individuals on the faculty at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music: UGA Community Music School Director Kristin Jutras and assistant professor of piano pedagogy Peter Jutras are featured in a spotlight article by their alma mater, the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. The interview with the musical couple focuses on their artistic leadership and the necessity of musicians taking the initiative to...


Because of exams and the end of the semester, our 2nd Thursday Holiday Concert falls on the first Thursday (tonight). This year, the event is extended to two nights of festive holiday music by the UGA...

The Brass Herald published a very nice article and interview with our late colleague and trumpet virtuoso, Fred Mills in their August, 2009 issue. A pdf of the article is here,

Brass Herald 0908 Mills Interview

A slew of excellent music on tap today in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music:

Dennis Baraw, Double Bass - Edge Recital hall, 3:35 p.m.

UGA Tuba Euphonium Ensemble - Ramsey Concert Hall, 3:35 p.m.

Ayaka Sano, Violin - 5 p.m., Edge Recital Hall

Hodgson String Quartet - 6 p.m., Ramsey Concert Hall

Kristin Humbard, Pian0 - 6:30 p.m., Edge Recital Hall

Sara Elliott, Percussion - 8 p.m., Ramsey Concert Hall


Hodgson String Quartet to give inaugural concert

Athens, Ga. – The Hodgson String Quartet will play its inaugural concert at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Ramsey Concert Hall at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center. The quartet, consisting of graduate students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will play selections by Mozart, Shostakovich and Schubert. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Formed in spring 2009, the quartet serves as a representative, ambassadorial ensemble for the music school,...

The Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition is a prestigious four-day event that takes place biennially in Baltimore, Maryland. UGA professor Richard Zimdars, Despy Karlas Professor of Piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been a member of the Board of Advisors for the Liszt-Garrison Festival since 2006. In 2007, the “Despy Karlas Prize of the University of Georgia” was added to the Liszt-Garrison Competition. The winner is rewarded with a paid solo...

AthenaOpera UGA Opera Ensemble will present Verdi's Falstaff tonight at Hugh Hodgson Hall at 8 p.m.. The Athens Banner Herald has an article on the performance and the impact of UGA professor and Metropolitan Opera baritone, Frederick Burchinal:



Athena Opera UGA Opera Ensemble is proud to present Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff this week.

General Admission Tickets are available for:

Dress Rehearsal - Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.


The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet spent the week of Oct. 26-30 in residency at the University of Georgia as Willson Center Visiting Artists. The residency culminated in a performance on Saturday, Oct. 31, that began the 32nd season of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series.

Founded by graduates of the Zagreb Academy of Music in Zagreb, Crotia, the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet has been performing with its current members since 1989. The...

The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music presents the Southern Wind Quintet, Friday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m in Ramsey Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. The program for the free performance will be:

Concertante Quintet No 1 in B-flat, op.4, no. 1 Giovanni G. Cambini (1746-1825)

Allegro maestoso

Larghetto cantabile

Rondo-allegretto grazioso

Pastoral Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)