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Milton Masciadri named UGA recipient of SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Milton Masciadri, Distinguished University Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Science's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. The award, which is administered by provosts at the 14 universities in the SEC, recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for other faculty and students. Winners receive a $5,000 honorarium. "Dr. Masciadri has inspired students and audiences here on campus as well as in nearly two dozen countries on four continents," said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. "His extraordinary instruction and performances…

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Purchase the All Arts Card by clicking on the student tab at http://pac.uga.edu/.

UGA All Arts Card

The UGA Arts Council has introduced the “All Arts Card” for students. For $99, the card gives students admission to more than 60 concerts and plays with a full ticket price value of more than $2,000. The All Arts Card includes admission to performances at the UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Theatre and Film Studies and Department of Dance during the 2015-2016 academic year. To order, go to http://pac.uga.edu/ and click on the student tab. Many additional UGA Arts events are free to all students, including admission to the Georgia Museum of Art and galleries at Lamar Dodd School of Art, various events from The Georgia Review, UGA Press, Special Collections Libraries and more. Go to arts.uga.edu…

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University Professor Milton Masciadri was recently named recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council—the first musician to receive the award in the last two decades.   The honor recognizes personalities whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The award, presented every two years, is an acknowledgment of those who offer positive messages through artistic expression.

UGA music professor honored with Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Milton Masciadri was recently named recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council—the first musician to receive the award in the last two decades. The honor recognizes personalities whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The award, presented every two years, is an acknowledgment of those who offer positive messages through artistic expression. Masciadri, who holds the title of University Professor, is a professor of music in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and strings area chair specializing in the double bass. “Receiving the highly prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci World Award in the Arts has…

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Daniel Bara, director of choral activities in the Hodgson School, conducts the Hodgson Singers as they perform at Stadtpfarrkirche St. Stephan in Baden, Austria. (Credit: Christian Schoerg)

Hodgson Singers Win Big in Baden

The University of Georgia Hodgson Singers, the flagship choral ensemble of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, won both first prize and the Grand Prix Ave Verum at the prestigious International Choral Competition Ave Verum on May 24 in Baden, Austria. The four-day event featured performances by choirs from the U.S., Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria and the Philippines, each evaluated by an international panel of judges. "I am overwhelmed by the success of this choir on this tour of beautiful cathedrals in the Czech Republic and Austria, at the (American Choral Directors Association) Convention in Jacksonville earlier this March and in this international competition," said Daniel Bara, director of choral activities in the Hodgson…

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