The 40-48 member Hodgson Singers was formed by E. Pierce Arant Jr. in the late 1970's and serves as the ambassadorial choral ensemble of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. Comprising UGA's most gifted and talented vocalists, membership in the Hodgson Singers is contingent upon absolute excellence in musicianship, vocal artistry, and dedication. This ensemble provides vibrant, pre-professional ensemble training for the next generation of qualified singers, choral music educators, and talented choral enthusiasts and performs noteworthy choral repertoire from throughout the Western Music canon, with emphasis on unaccompanied works, recently composed works, and baroque and classical masterworks.
The Hodgson Singers most recently returned from their European tour and an international competition in Austria and the Czech Republic. While abroad, they performed some of the most famous cathedrals of Prague, Salzburg, Baden, and Vienna. They competed in the 2014 International Choral Competition Ave Verum in Baden, Austria as one of only two American choirs invited to compete. After their incredible journey, the Hodgson Singers proudly returned to the University of Georgia as the 2014 ICC AV Grand Prix Champions. Additionally, they were the first choir in the history of the competition to score in the Golden Superior category. Other honors included winning Best Interpretations of a 20th Century Piece, a Classical Piece, and a Romantic Piece. A heartfelt record of this tour, entirely written and produced by the singers, can be found on our blog: hodgsonsingers.wordpress.com
The University Chorus is one of the largest choral organizations on campus and is open to university students as well as faculty, staff, and local community members. . Consisting of approximately one hundred voices, its large membership includes upper-level music major/minors and experienced choral singers from throughout the university in all years and areas of study. The University Chorus performs choral literature for mixed voices from all periods of music history, but specializes in classical choral and choral/orchestral repertoire and often collaborates with the Hodgson Singers and the University Symphonic Orchestra. The chorus performs throughout the year including the Fall & Spring Concerts, Holiday Concert, and other special events.
Due to its once-a-week rehearsal schedule and the challenge of its repertoire, University Chorus is geared for experienced singers with strong music-reading skills. The ensemble accepts new members at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, and members are asked to schedule an informal placement hearing when joining. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Daniel Bara.
Men's Glee Club
The University of Georgia's Men's Glee Club, the oldest musical ensemble on campus, just celebrated its 120th anniversary season in 2011-2012. The ensemble concentrates on literature for male voices from all periods of music history, sacred and secular, serious and light. Throughout its existence, the Men's Glee Club has continued to be a vital indicator of UGA's school spirit, fraternal conviviality, and refined male choral artistry. UGA men are encouraged to make the Men's Glee Club an integral and fun part of their academic, artistic and social lives while on campus.
The Men's Glee Club, is home to first and second-year music majors/minors and to students from throughout the university in all years and areas of study. The 12-16 voice Men's Glee Club Varsity Singers is a select a cappella subset of the Glee Club that performs lighter repertoire on Glee Club concerts and for other special occasions around campus. The Men's Glee Club is geared towards singers of all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and welcomes new members at the beginning of each semester. Members are asked to schedule an informal placement hearing when joining. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. J.D. Burnett.
Women's Glee Club
Since its foundation in mid-1920's, the University of Georgia's Women's Glee Club has offered a wealth of choral music to the campus and the community. Open to all women at the University of Georgia, this ensemble is dedicated to the study and performance of treble-voice repertoire from all periods from medieval to contemporary, including jazz and popular styles. In addition to various on and off-campus featured performances, the Women's Glee Club also performs with other UGA choirs and instrumental ensembles throughout the year.
The Women's Glee Club is home to first and second-year music majors/minors and to students from throughout the university in all years and areas of study. The Women's Glee Club is geared towards singers of all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and welcomes new members at the beginning of each semester. Students are asked to schedule an informal placement hearing when joining. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. J.D. Burnett.
Small EnsembleThe Repertory Singers is a mixed chamber choir designed to offer laboratory rehearsal and performance experience for graduate-student conductors and upper-level music education students. The ensemble is designed to appeal to students (music-majors and non-music-majors) who wish to be part of an ongoing conducting masterclass environment as well as those wanting to build knowledge and skill in the areas of sight-reading, conducting gesture, rehearsal techniques, and choral repertoire. This class is a recommended small-ensemble option for choral music education majors and others wishing to learn more about choral conducting. While concert performance is not the primary objective of Repertory Singers, 1-2 class conducting recitals will take place each semester. Permission of instructor is required for enrollment.
Course Number: MUSI 4790Schedule an audition
President: Philip Reed
Meets: MW 3:35–4:30
The University of Georgia's Collegium Musicum is a small ensemble that explores, prepares and performs literature of the Baroque, Medieval, and Renaissance eras utilizing a small group of strong singers. The challenge of the repertoire, frequent solo opportunities, and the historically informed aesthetic of performing with few singers on each vocal part make this an attractive, advanced ensemble for strong singers and enthusiasts of early-music.
Collegium Musicum is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members, and accepts new members at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. Members are asked to schedule an informal placement hearing before joining. The ensemble is directed by Dr. J.D. Burnett.