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M.M. Student Trevor Barroero’s Featured Performance at the United States Capitol Building

My name is Trevor Barroero and I am currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UGA, pursuing my Master of Music in Percussion Performance with Professors Timothy Adams and Kimberly Toscano Adams.  In March of 2018, I auditioned for The National Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”  With a few hundred applicants each year, I was honored to be chosen as the NCSC winner and was given the special opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the Pershing’s Own.

The Army flew me out to Washington D.C. last week to rehearse with the band and perform Emmanuel Sejourne’s Concerto for Marimba at their outdoor concert in front of the United States Capitol Building.  It was an absolute privilege and honor to share the stage with such remarkable musicians and it’s an experience I won’t soon forget!

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Hodgson Wind Ensemble goes to CBDNA! Part 2

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble performed at the College Band Directors National Association national conference in Kansas City on March 16, and by all accounts, it was a complete success. Cynthia Johnston Turner, director of the ensemble, sent a few words from the road following the performance.

 

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Hodgson Wind Ensemble goes to CBDNA!

The Hodgson Wind Ensemble was selected to perform for the College Band Directors National Association 2017 national conference in Kansas City! The conference runs from March 15-18, with HWE performing today (watch them on http://banddirectorlive.com/ at 4:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. CST). As they made their way to Missouri, the ensemble stopped in Kentucky for a special engagement. Teaching assistant/DMA conducting student Matthew Sadowski wrote about their time in Henderson, KY.

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UGA Composers to have new works premiered by MOD[ular] Ensemble

The UGA Wind Symphony and MOD[ular] Ensemble will present a joint concert on Wednesday, March 22, at 8PM in Hodgson Concert Hall. Students in MUSI 8130 (Seminar: “Innovating the Ensemble”) have studied the works—written by UGA-affiliated composers—to be performed by MOD[ular] Ensemble and provided the observations below: Continue reading “UGA Composers to have new works premiered by MOD[ular] Ensemble”

Innovating for the Wind Ensemble

The UGA Wind Symphony and MOD[ular] Ensemble will present a joint concert on Wednesday, March 22, at 8PM in Hodgson Concert Hall. Students in MUSI 8130 (Seminar: “Innovating the Ensemble”) have studied the works to be performed by the Wind Symphony and provided the observations below: Continue reading “Innovating for the Wind Ensemble”

Hodgson Wind Ensemble Pays Tribute to General Valery Khalilov

Several weeks ago the School of Music hosted Valery Khalilov, Russian composer, military officer, and conductor. Through music we transcended language, cultural, and political barriers. His visit changed our lives.

On Christmas Day, 2016, he along with 82 other souls were killed in a plane crash. We were heartbroken by this tragedy. On January 20, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble performed Khalilov’s March Bodrii as a tribute.

 

#TheHugh <3 Moi Girls'

Students from Moi Girls’ High School in Eldoret, Kenya, which has a years-long relationship with the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, traveled to Georgia this month to experience the University, Athens and more. You can read more about their visit on our website, and you can see some of that visit below!

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iPad Rehearsals

Hodgson Wind Ensemble rehearses differently than a lot of other wind ensembles. Most musicians in an ensemble have just their individual part in front of them and the conductor has the “master” score. This seems a little silly. We project the score behind the conductor so all of the musicians see the big picture. It makes rehearsals more efficient and more engaging!

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