Masterclass with Gina Hughes and Judging Workshop

UPDATE: Application results will be sent by Monday, November 4 at the latest. Mrs. Hughes is helping us choose who will play. Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime!

Please join us on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2:00-6:00pm, Hillgrove High School.

Gina Hughes, Piccolo, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will be working with select middle and high school students on the GMEA All-State audition.

To apply to play, please click here. Students will be selected based on school band placement and other musical activities. The cost to play for Mrs. Hughes is $25. Applications are due by Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Results will be announced on November 1, 2019.

At the conclusion of the masterclass, Ms. Brianna Slone (Assistant Director of Bands, Hillgrove High School) will lead a judging workshop. Experience what All-State is like on the other side of the screen. We need people to play for this, so please click here to sign up! There is no charge to play for this workshop.

Anyone is welcome to attend as an audience member. You will learn so much by watching Mrs. Hughes work with other students.

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Gina Hughes joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as piccolo and flute during the 2016-17 season. Prior to joining the ASO, she played second flute with the Houston Symphony for two years and can be heard on their recent recording of Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. She also appeared as guest flute and piccolo with the Dallas Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic. In the summer of 2016, she played piccolo with the Central City Opera in Colorado.

As a soloist, Mrs. Hughes performed the Nielsen Flute Concerto as a competition winner at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California and won first place at the Young Texas Artists Competition. She was also a fellow at the Kent Blossom Festival with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Round Top Festival Institute. Mrs. Hughes completed her undergraduate degree at the Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic, and received her master’s from Rice University with Leone Buyse of the Boston Symphony.

In addition to playing piccolo and flute, she enjoys sewing clothes and quilting, cooking (especially Korean food) and spending time with her husband, who is also a musician.