BY: NANCY JOSEPH APRIL 2018
As a beginning clarinetist in grade school, Huck Hodge added a twist to a Bach minuet performed by the class. At the end of each musical phrase, he added his own elaboration to Bach’s composition.
“The teacher asked why I was doing that,” recalls Hodge, associate professor in the UW School of Music. “I thought, ‘Why wouldn’t I do that?’”
“Having a full two years dedicated to composing is exciting, but also a bit daunting,” says Huck Hodge, who must forego all salaried employment for the two years of his Charles Ives Living Award. Media credit: Corinne Thrash
Hodge continues to ask that question. Now an accomplished composer, he recently received the largest...