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Music and nature are two things known to soothe the soul.

 

It’s only natural the two have come together for Pickin’ at the Garden, an interactive workshop and concert series produced by the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Terry College of Business and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

 

The next workshop and concert is Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Day Chapel at the garden.

 

Assisted by students in the Music Business Program at the Terry College, with local musicians selected through the Athens Music Project at the...

The Music Therapy students will be hosting their annual Musicale on Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 PM in Edge Hall. This event is free, kid-friendly, and open to the public.

The Music Therapy Musicale will feature presentations by students in the Music Therapy Program. The students share activities and songs that they have used in their clinical assignments, teaching the audience about music therapy as they get to participate and share in the music-making experience.

TThe masterclass will be held in Edge Hall on Monday, February 19th from 1:30-4:30PM and is free and open to the public. Although Emmanuel Pahud is a flutist, this class should be of interest to all musicians, not just flutists. Pahud's wisdom can be applied to all instrumentalists and musicians. 

As part of this masterclass, six performers have been selected to perform based on the results of the "Competition to Perform in a Masterclass with Emmanuel Pahud." College students from UGA and surrounding states’ schools competed for a chance to perform with Pahud...

Two Hugh Hodgson School of Music professors, Levon Ambartsumian (violin) and Evgeny Rivkin (piano), join together to deliver the sounds of Russia in Ramsey Hall on Thursday, February 15th at 8 p.m. The program features music by Glinka, Alyabyev, Khachaturian, and Schnittke. The order of the program will progressively depict the musical styles from the 19th Century to the modern era.  

Both professors joined the...

UGA Opera Theatre will complete its trifecta of Mozart's three most famous operas created with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in their production of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) happening February 23, 24, and 25. This energetic period production juxtaposes side-splitting comedy with biting social commentary, all illuminated through Mozart's ingenious score. It’s no surprise why Le nozze di Figaro is one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time.

 

Performances will take place in the UGA Fine Arts Theatre on Friday,...

Misha Galaganov (viola) and John Owings (piano) will be performing Monday, February 12 at 6 pm in Ramsey Recital Hall. Their program will include music by Chausson, Inghelbrecht, and two pieces by Kunc.
 
Dr. Misha Galaganov is Professor of Viola and Chair of Strings at Texas Christian University (TCU). Before accepting a full-time teaching position at TCU as viola and chamber music professor, he had worked with the New Orlando Quartet in Amsterdam, Holland and had been engaged by Young Artists International for concerts in the USA. Galaganov is...

Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, Dr. Cathy Kilroe-Smith and the UGA Horn Studio are hosting over 200 horn players February 9–11, 2018 in Athens, Georgia for the Southeast Horn Workshop.  This annual event is held at a different college campus each spring. 

 

Students, professors and professionals will enjoy three days of master classes, performances, competitions, lectures, and exhibits.  There is a special day for high school students on Saturday. 

 

Featured Artists for the event are Joy Hodges Branagan, Acting Fourth Horn of the Baltimore...

The UGA Faculty Recital Series will kick off the new year with an evening of music from around the globe performed by pianist Damon Denton. Denton has been on the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Piano faculty as a resident accompanist since 2010. This concert will take place on Tuesday, February 6th at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

The audience should expect a program filled with variety, according to Denton. “I try to visit several countries in a single hour without overstaying my welcome in any one of those places,” he says. This program will visit Italy,...

William Westney, a distinguished professor from Texas Tech University, Fulbright scholar, and world-renowned pedagogue, will be in residence at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music from Feb 8-10. Westney is the author of the highly praised book The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self, and creator of the renowned "Un-Master Class," documented in The New York Times and presented at the world's leading conservatories and schools of music.

He will be presenting many fascinating sessions, all free and open to the public. His scholarship and...

Audience members are in for a treat as six of Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s most talented students perform solos with the UGA Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Hall for the next installment of the Thursday Scholarship Series.

 

These soloists are all winners of the annual Concerto Competition, which is a longstanding tradition of the Hodgson School. Music students from all areas can compete; to be chosen is an honor. Students must choose and...

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