Arts & Humanities

Trumpet faculty member to play songs for daughter in Faculty Artist Series

Trumpet faculty member Brandon Craswell will take the stage on Oct. 9 for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s next Faculty Artist Series concert.

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will continue its Faculty Artist Series with a concert by Brandon Craswell, associate professor of trumpet.

The program, “Songs for my Daughter,” is set for Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall and will include a mix of classical, jazz, pop and even boogie woogie styles.

The program will be announced from stage to give the audience more of a casual jazz club vibe, rather than a typical classical recital. Craswell said he feels at home with this form of performance as he is adept at both jazz and classical music. He spent a year playing trumpet on the North American tour of the Broadway musical 42nd St. and was an International Trumpet Guild prize winner.

The majority of the program is music for trumpet and piano. Pianists Greg Hankins and Janet Craswell (Brandon’s mother), will be prominently featured throughout the concert. Hankins is a collaborative pianist at the Hodgson School and on staff for the UGA Opera Theatre. Craswell, a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Music, has made a career of performing and teaching both locally and internationally. A few of the tunes will include a rhythm section and a couple more guest artists. Seth Hendershot, local drummer and owner of Hendershot’s, will be joined by Hodgson School DMA alumnus Luca Lombardi on double bass.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for adults and $3 for students and children and are available through the Performing Arts Center. They can be purchased online at, by calling 706-542-4400 or in person at the box office.

For those unable to attend, live streaming will be available at