Link to department's website The Hodgson School of Music at UGA is one of the rising leaders in music schools today, boasting approximately 600 students and 65 faculty members, some of the finest facilities in the nation, and upwards of 350 public performances each year (including world-class international artists and a twice-yearly residency of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra).
The Bachelor of Music with a major in Composition requires three years of applied study on a major instrument and three years of intensive study in composition.
This is supplemented by a strong foundation in theory, music literature, and applied study on a secondary instrument.
Students interview with the composition faculty at the end of their first year in order to be admitted to and remain in the composition program; full acceptance to the program requires a jury before the composition faculty in which second year composition class works are presented.
The degree also provides a firm foundation for graduate study.
The Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance provides for maximum development of individual musicianship and the various competencies required by the contemporary performer.
PLEASE NOTE: all students wishing to enroll in the School of Music must complete an audition, separate application in addition to the UGA application, and other admission criteria available here.
My career as a performer has always transplanted to my studio teaching, trying to help the students to perform and extend their performing abilities nationally and internationally.
UGA has wonderful activities to take part in, but performing at the Performing Arts Center is a rewarding experience with its wonderful acoustics and design.
Link to department's website Charles King, a senior majoring in middle school education, will leave a big mark on UGA and Athens when he graduates.
He plans to spread his knowledge with Teach for America.“I plan to join the Teach for America 2015 Corps, where I’ll teach middle school English and social studies in metro Atlanta.