Year opens with a collaborative Faculty Artist Series featuring Josh Bynum

The first Faculty Artist Series concert of 2020 will feature Josh Bynum, associate professor of trombone.

The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music will open the new year by continuing its Faculty Artist Series on Jan. 14 with Josh Bynum, associate professor of trombone. The concert will take place in Ramsey Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a program that will take a detour from Bynum’s recent solo SEC recital tour to a program of chamber music.

Bynum wanted to shift gears with this recital to have the opportunity to play with his “amazing faculty colleagues” in the Georgia Brass Quintet. The program will feature Brandon Craswell, James Naigus, David Zerkel and Philip Smith, the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts.

“Chamber music is such a wonderful part of what we do, and being able to just enjoy making music with inspirational colleagues and friends is one of the very best things about life at the HHSOM,” said Bynum.

Wrapping up his tenth year of teaching at the School of Music, Bynum decided to revisit his first Faculty Artist Series program, aptly named “Getting by with a Little Help from my Friends,” which is how he said he still feels about working at UGA.

“I am honored and feel blessed beyond all measure to share the stage with each of them, along with our world-class collaborative pianist (and dear friend) Anatoly Sheludyakov,” said Bynum.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for adults and $3 for students and children, and are available 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