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The UGA jazz ensembles will take the stage for their annual fall concert in Ramsey Concert Hall on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. The performance will feature jazz, swing and Latin pieces from yesterday and today, as well as a faculty soloist on trumpet.

The free program will feature Jazz Ensemble I and assistant professor of trumpet Brandon Craswell as a featured soloist playing pieces from artists such as Johnny Mandel, Sonny Rollins and Freddie Green. The program will also feature Jazz Ensemble II, the introductory level ensemble, playing jazz pieces from artists...

The U.S. Army Brass Quintet will be at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on Tuesday, Oct. 31, performing in Edge Hall starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This event is free.

"We are extremely fortunate and excited to have the premier brass chamber ensemble of the U.S. Army Band on campus to perform and interact with our students," said Dr. Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone and coordinator of this event.

Since its inception in 1972, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet has gained a reputation as one of the most highly...

 

The November edition of the Thursday Scholarship Series will join together the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best student wind chamber ensembles with their faculty counterparts in a program featuring works ranging from the Renaissance to the modern day. The concert will be Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

“The idea of this concert is to combine some of our best woodwind and brass students with our faculty to present some larger chamber pieces,” said Amy Pollard, associate professor of bassoon and concert organizer. “We have some...

The University of Georgia will celebrate its myriad offerings in the visual, literary and performing arts this November during the sixth annual Spotlight on the Arts festival, which features nearly 100 events and exhibitions over 12 days.

The festival begins Nov. 1 with "Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration," an hourlong showcase of student performances in dance, music, theater and creative writing at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Spotlight on the Arts, which continues through Nov. 12, includes art exhibitions and demonstrations, book...

Thirteen UGA Opera Theatre soloists, the UGA University Chorus and the UGA Symphony Orchestra join for two performances celebrating the works of opera master Giuseppe Verdi when the UGA Opera Theatre mounts its annual fall performance in Hodgson Concert Hall on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22.

Frederick Burchinal, UGA Opera Theatre director and Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship in...

A Hugh Hodgson School of Music fall tradition continues with this year’s Concert On The Lawn, held on the North Campus Lawn and set for Friday, Oct. 20, at 12:30 p.m.

The concert—featuring the Hodgson School’s premier wind band, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, with special guests the UGA Jazz Ensemble—leans into its proximity to Halloween with a theme of “Witches and Wizards.” Pieces from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and the “Harry Potter” series join Sousa marches and Karl...

The music of legendary trumpet player and former Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty member Fred Mills is the focus of a special recital from the Hodgson School’s brass area in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m.

Mills was an early and long-tenured member of the world-renowned brass quintet Canadian Brass, playing with the ensemble from 1972 to 1996, when he joined the Hodgson School faculty as professor of trumpet, a post he held until his untimely passing in 2009. 

“I was lucky enough to spend a year working with Fred - he was a great...

Joel Garcia performs “Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation” as soloist in Sanford Stadium on Nov. 19, 2016.

The University of Georgia Redcoat Band celebrates two major anniversaries in 2017, one that draws on the memory of one of the band’s great innovators and another that honors one of UGA football’s most popular pregame traditions.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pregame “Battle Hymn” and the 25th anniversary of the Phyllis Dancz Memorial Award, two traditions of tremendous importance to generations of Redcoats.

The Phyllis Dancz Memorial Award is named for the...

Maggie Snyder, associate professor of viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, performs the October entry to the Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. 

Accompanied by Damon Denton on piano, Snyder will perform a recital of all-French inspired music, including works from Nadia Boulanger, George Enescu, Camargo Guarnieri, Maurice Ravel and Marcelle Soulage.

“This year's recital is a French-inspired program of music for viola which includes...

Percussion students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music show off their composition and performance chops in the UGA Percussion Ensemble’s first fall concert in Ramsey Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 11, at 3:30 p.m. 

The ensemble will perform all original compositions, written by the performers themselves and inspired by the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Miles Davis and Thornton Dial. These artists were selected as part of an assignment given to the ensemble by its directors,...

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