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No Business Like Show Business

It's a familiar story for many college students. They find something about which they are passionate, like painting or singing, and their parents worry they will never find a job. "My dad told me that (music) is a great avocation, but you need to find a vocation," said Rob Gibson, who received a bachelor's degree from UGA in 1981. Gibson participated in a panel discussion that was part of the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival in which he and others used data and their personal experiences to show that art is a realistic career path. Today, Gibson is the executive and artistic director for the Savannah Music Festival, an event that earns $3.5 million every year. Seven other alumni and faculty panelists shared similar success stories…


Curator Takes Teaching Beyond the Classroom

Lecturing students is a common practice for a university professor to do in a classroom.  However, Carissa DiCindio, curator of education at the Georgia Museum of Art, rejects the practice of lecturing-and the traditional classroom setting. DiCindio, who teaches a unique special topics and service-learning course called "Engaging Art Museum Audiences as Student Docents," believes that in order for her students to truly gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject, they need to experience the process of museum tours firsthand. Students begin the course by shadowing a museum tour, reflecting on how the leading docent engages the audience and facilitates discussion around the artwork. This observation period is followed by students taking…


PAC Launches “Saturday Morning Club”

The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center has created a new family concert series called the Saturday Morning Club. Designed for children ages 4-12, the series will feature performers from UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music and will give young audiences an inside look at what it takes to make music. "These fun concerts will be a great activity for the whole family to share," said George C. Foreman, director of the Performing Arts Center. "And I encourage parents and grandparents to come with their children." The Saturday Morning Club kicks off Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. with the UGA Wind Symphony. After the concert, there will be refreshments and an interactive Instrument Petting Zoo. Oct. 26 is a bye week for the UGA football team. The series…


Hodgson School grad lands Sundance Institute fellowship

Hugh Hodgson School of Music alumna Heather McIntosh was recently selected for a Sundance Institute Film Composers fellowship, an honor that secures her a place at the 2013 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs.  The event, a joint effort between Sundance and Skywalker Sound, will pair McIntosh with a filmmaker for two weeks of intensive collaboration. "I was elated when I found out I was selected," McIntosh said. "I jumped around the house hooting and hollering, I think I even sang a bit of the Hallelujah chorus… all while still on the phone with the director of the Sundance Film Music Program. I made sure to apologize afterwards." McIntosh, who had submitted to the program several times in the past, is still waiting to…

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