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CMA Welcomes Second Season

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The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia is proud to present the second season of Chamber Music Athens, a premier festival that brings together internationally acclaimed guest artists, UGA faculty and students for ten days of concerts, public masterclasses, panel discussions, and intensive collaboration in rehearsals, chamber music coaching, and public performance.

WUGA’s Michael Cardin welcomes Liza Stepanova, UGA Associate Professor of Piano, and organizing committee member for Chamber Music Athens.

Michael Cardin first joined WUGA in 1991 as a part time announcer/producer. In 1997 he accepted a position at Peach State Public Radio (now GPB), hosting statewide broadcasts in the evenings, and assisting in the production of various network programs. After leaving radio for a short period, he returned home to WUGA in 2000. In 2004, Michael accepted the position as WUGA’s Production and Operations Director. He is a member of the Association of Public Radio Engineers, and is a winner of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Award (GABBY) for Best Station Produced Non-News Program, and Merit Award co-recipient for Public Service, and Best Election Coverage. Michael has also served as a screening committee member judge for the George Foster Peabody Awards, and was a member of the broadcast team for the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network. Since 2018, Michael has served on the Clarke County Career Academy AV Technology and Film Advisory Board.