UWG Music: Part of Your Community

The Music Program is engaged with the Carrollton and wider west Georgia communities and produces concerts and events throughout the year. All concerts are open to the public! In addition to our concerts, we actively engage with neighboring schools and organizations to promote music throughout the region, including providing guest artists, master classes, and unique opportunities to up-and-coming musicians. Don't miss your opportunity to experience these exceptional live performances—we look forward to seeing you in the audience!

Townsend Center tickets may be purchased online, in person at the box office, or by calling (678) 839-4722. Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.

Monday, February 13

UWG Wind Ensemble Presents: Dope

7:30 p.m.
Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center

This concert features three student soloists—August Govea, Katie Hoberg, and Ashton Smeltzer—along with Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F, Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song, and UWG alumnus Katahj Copley’s Dope.

Free admission. Donations are welcome at the door.

Sunday, February 26

UWG Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Present:
Sacred Music through the Ages

3:00 p.m.
Carrollton First United Methodist Church

This concert will feature works by Gregorio Allegri, Charles Gounod, and Ralph Vaughan Williams as well as selections by contemporary composers, Alice Parker, Rosephanye Powell, and Shawn Kirchner. The choirs will be accompanied by organ, brass, percussion, and piano.

Free admission

March 8 - March 11

Episodes: A UWG Theatre Company Devised Piece with Music
Featuring UWG Opera Workshop

7:30 p.m.
Townsend Center Dangle Theatre

Take the best songs and couple them with great videos and fun introductions, and what do you get? Episodes: The Cabaret!

$10 adults / $7 seniors (55+) / $5 for UWG students with ID / faculty and staff receive two tickets for $10

Tuesday, April 4

Stone Visiting Artist Series Presents:
The Clarinet Diaries

6:00 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom 108 1/2

What does it take to assemble a twenty-five-minute concerto? Join conductor Josh Byrd and clarinet soloist Chris Mothersole for a behind-the-scenes discussion about the preparation process that goes into such a monumental musical collaboration.

Free admission

April 11-16

Cinderella

April 12-15, 7:30 p.m.
April 15-16, 2:30 p.m.
Community Preview: April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Carrollton Center for the Arts

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a timeless enchantment and magical fairy tale reborn with charm and elegance. It will transport a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true with great warmth and possibility. The hearts of children and adults alike will soar when the slipper fits. Featuring performers from UWG Theatre Company and UWG Opera Workshop.

Tickets: $10 adults / $7 seniors (55+) / $5 for UWG students with ID / faculty and staff receive two tickets for $10

Tuesday, April 18

UWG Symphonic Band

7:30 p.m.
Townsend Center Mainstage

$10 / free for UWG students / $5 for non-UWG students

Wednesday, April 19

UWG Wind Ensemble

7:30 p.m.
Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center

This concert includes Sankofa by Jamie Thierman (a three-movement work with African-based themes and music), Mother Earth by David Maslanka, Children’s March by Percy Grainger (with Rachel Breaux, graduate assistant, conducting), and Divine Mischief, John Mackey’s clarinet concerto (and newest work), which features Chris Mothersole.

Free admission. Donations are welcome at the door.

Thursday, April 20

UWG Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m.
Townsend Center Mainstage

$10 / free for UWG students / $5 for non-UWG students

Thursday, April 27

UWG Choirs Present:
Dreams: A Celebration of MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech

7:30 p.m.
Carrollton Center for the Arts

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, the concert will feature selections by Eric Whitaker and Sarah Quartel, as well as an arrangement of the spiritual Hold On by Daniel Jackson. It will conclude with a rousing rendition of My Country ‘Tis of Thee arranged by Dan Forrest and accompanied by brass and percussion.

$10 / free for UWG students with ID / $5 for faculty and staff, and non-UWG students

Tuesday, May 2

UWG Brass and Percussion Ensembles

7:30 p.m.
Townsend Center Mainstage

This combined concert of two of the music program's loudest chamber ensembles will feature a wide variety of sounds and literature on brass and percussion instruments, culminating with the epic Symphony for Brass and Percussion by American composer Alfred Reed.

$10 / free for UWG students / $5 for non-UWG students

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