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The University of Georgia School of Music began with the enterprising vision of Hugh Hodgson, who
 

Summary: The University of Georgia School of Music began
with the enterprising vision of Hugh Hodgson, who
distinguished himself on the UGA campus first as a
student and then as professor of music and chair of the
newly established Department of Music. Hodgson's
enthusiasm for all aspects of his art and his conviction
that music was for everyone laid the foundation on which
the small though well-conceived department grew into a
nationally significant school proud to bear his name.
Hodgson was born in Athens on April 1, 1893, to
Joseph Marshall Hodgson and Isabella Turner Hodgson.
The Hodgson home was located near the Seney-Stovall
Chapel, a popular concert venue, giving the family easy
access to the musical life of Athens. Hodgson's early
piano study was with his sister, Mabel Hodgson Gamble,
an accomplished pianist who had studied in Berlin with
Madame Varette Stepanoff. He made remarkable progress;
at the age of 15 he won the first statewide music award
given by the Georgia High School Association. After
graduating from Athens High School in 1908, he followed

  

Source: Arnold, Jonathan - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia

 

Collections: Biotechnology