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Leveraging your resources to embrace the unexpected

August 1, 2017

Sometimes newly employed educators inherit new or unexpected projects. Music education faculty, Skip Taylor, embraced just such a challenge and tapped into his resources to support a project that offered Hodgson School students pre-service teaching opportunities and community outreach.

The value of action research in music education classrooms

July 10, 2017

All teachers encounter struggles with their students. But rather than relying on a few field anecdotes, what if you could identify a teaching challenge and develop a systematic action plan customized to your students’ needs and skill sets?

Is Getting My Master In Music Education A Good Career Move?

March 27, 2017

Maybe you’ve thought about earning your Master in Music Education, but you also wonder if going back to school for a master’s degree is worth the time, money, and effort. Here are a few ways that a Master of Music Education offers in-service teachers so much more…

Music Education From Georgia to Kenya and Back Again

January 10, 2017

The Moi Girls school in Kenya and the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music have created a program unique in the world of music education. “There are so many benefits to this program,” said Jutras. “The students at Moi Girls’ receive valuable instruction and are able to connect with a larger world, while our own UGA students are able to have firsthand experience with the transformative power of music instruction. They can watch themselves make a difference in the lives of the girls they are teaching and appreciate how much good they can do for the world through music.” Read More

Community, Connection and Commitment: The Value of Conference Attendance

December 1, 2016

This January, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia has five music education faculty presenting at the Georgia Music Educators Association’s In-Service Conference. Why is nearly an entire area of a music school devoting time and effort at the start of a semester to not just attending, but presenting at a conference?

Emotion in Music — Teaching Eclectic Styles and Improvisation

November 8, 2016

Musical improvisation encourages individual expression and a deeper relationship with music. Teaching improvisation however, requires training. Research by Taylor and Georgia State University’s Martin Norgaard, uncovered a need for pre-service teacher training in the art of fostering improvisational skills and creativity. “The benefit of teaching improvisation in the classroom is that it provides the opportunity for students to develop the art of musical expression through articulation, phrasing and inflection” says Skip Taylor, Music Education faculty at the University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

UGA Nationally Reaffirmed as a Top Military School

April 19, 2016

Once again, the University of Georgia has been nationally reaffirmed in 2016 as Military Friendly, Best for Vets and a Top Military College/University. Since the establishment of the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) in the spring of 2013, UGA has made significant progress in connecting student veterans to one another, as well as to campus and community resources. UGA continues to maintain active affiliation with both the Student Veterans of America and the Got Your Six campaign, where faculty and staff attend a training session to become certified as veteran-friendly.

Strategies for Successful Graduate Students

April 7, 2016

Years spent in graduate school are undoubtedly a stressful and anxiety provoking period in a person’s life. There are academic pressures, family pressures, career pressures and the pressure to balance it all. We know how much more complicated this all gets that you are achieving your degree online. Below are some…

Order Items Online, Come To Graduation In Person!

March 31, 2016

As we all know, graduation is coming up, and spring and summer graduates are gearing up for this special day. At UGA Online, we are of the firm opinion that our online students should have the same graduation experience as in-person students.