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Music Education

UGA Music Education

Tapping the potential of the next generation of music educators from all over the United States and the globe.

Our mission? To equip a generation of exceptional and compassionate music educators through well-rounded training in music performance, pedagogy, and research. Experience intensive, hands-on instruction from world-class faculty at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music when you enroll in one of our 5 music education degree and certification programs. In addition to performing and collaborating with UGA's award-winning music ensembles, you will gain valuable firsthand teaching experience through diverse educational and community outreach programs.

Degree Offerings

Non-Degree Programs and Workshops



Dr. Atkins is an active clinician, adjudicator, performer, and music education researcher. Her current research focuses on the effects of attention on vocal tone quality. She is also drawn to research questions that pertain to the development of performance skills and the refinement of pedagogy. Before her collegiate career, Atkins successfully…

Dr. Legette has served as chair of the research division of the Georgia Music Educators Association, chair of the Research Advisory Review Panel of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, a member of the editorial committee of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and he is a current member of the editorial board for…

In addition to voice and choral instruction, she taught music appreciation and university-level music education methods classes to non-music majors, intending to utilize musical expression and skill to expand student self-concepts and encourage unique music-making experiences. As a student teacher supervisor, she actively aids student teacher…

An active clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and Abroad, Dr. Taylor has presented workshops and performed extensively in the Folk and Bluegrass medium. He has conducted numerous All-State and All-County Orchestras and recently was invited to conduct the Inaugural International High School Orchestra in Almaty Kazahkstan. His…

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