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  • 6
    Nov

    “Dr. Bara is among the finest choral conductors in the country and, indeed, in the world. He attracts top talent among aspiring young conductors and singers to UGA to study with him, and his concerts are absolutely brilliant, among the highlights of our season. We’re so fortunate to have him on our campus.”

    Said: Dale Monson in Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • 12
    Oct

    The arts play a vital role in enriching the academic and cultural environment at the University of Georgia, and Arts Council members and students have once again organized a world-class Spotlight on the Arts festival.

    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in
  • 15
    Jun

    “This singular, international honor comes in recognition of a prestigious international career as musician, educator and arts ambassador. Dr. Masciadri’s success as a performing musician and spokesman for the arts has opened doors for countless students and developing musicians to join a broad, worldwide community. His service to the University of Georgia, the nation and the world has been remarkable.”

    Said: Dale Monson in Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • 12
    May

    "Bruce is a lifelong student and champion of the arts and humanities. His generosity will enable the press to continue to publish important works of scholarship and literature that enrich us intellectually and spiritually."

    Said: Lisa Bayer in University of Georgia Press
  • 2
    Apr

    "This year's graduating class has created varied and exceptional work. In my first year as director, I am proud to be a small part our first MFA class to exhibit in New York, Athens and Atlanta as a culmination of their studies. We are excited that these graduating students will renew a great Dodd tradition of exporting Georgia art to the rest of the world while starting a new legacy for future classes to embrace."

    Said: Chris Garvin in Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • 23
    Mar

    "Dr. Ambartsumian has had a far-reaching impact on the cultural life of the University of Georgia and its community. Though at his arrival he inherited a young, small and modest violin program, he has helped build this into one of the most significant string programs in the South today. His performances have deeply enriched our cultural experience, and his students have embarked on successful careers throughout the world."

    Said: Dale Monson in Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • 30
    Jan

    “From the Spotlight on the Arts collaborations to the long list of esteemed rock musicians who call Athens home, the connections between UGA and the music community have never been stronger or more vibrant. We are so glad to have Gregg Allman as part of this community and celebrate his gracious decision to endow this new scholarship.”

    Said: Alan Dorsey, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences in at the announcement of the Gregg Allman Music Scholarship
  • 18
    Dec

    "The fact that this year's Spotlight festival was so well attended speaks to the outstanding quality of the arts facilities, programming and scholarship on campus. I'm already looking forward to next year's festival and to the many world-class arts events that occur year-round on this campus."

    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in
  • 18
    Nov

    "A lot of our students have never had exposure to the arts before. Giving them this opportunity is the most important thing; we hope to create lifelong lovers of art and learning."

    Said: Mary Claire Nixon, a dance teacher at Cedar Shoals High School in during an Experience UGA trip during the Spotlight on the Arts festival
  • 10
    Oct

    “The Spotlight on the Arts festival is an ideal occasion for collaboration between artistic communities in the university and in Athens. The Spotlight • Slingshot concert brings together a tremendous slate of rising and established performers with important ties to the city and to UGA at the historic gateway between town and campus. Our ability to present world-class artists with such strong local connections speaks to the creative vibrancy of the whole community.”

    Said: Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center in
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