Alumni News

“Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band” | Available November 22nd via New West Records

BIG BAND OF BROTHERS: A JAZZ CELEBRATION OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND TO BE RELEASED BY NEW WEST RECORDS NOVEMBER 22nd, 2019 FEATURING APPEARANCES BY MARC BROUSSARD, RUTHIE FOSTER, JACK PEARSON, AND WYCLIFFE GORDON RELIX MAGAZINE PREMIERES “WHIPPING POST” FEATURING MARK BROUSSARD PLUS “HOT ‘LANTA” TODAY New West Records will release Big Band of Brothers: A […]

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Alumni News: UA Grad Making Headlines in the Smooth Jazz Charts

Kimberly Strickland, aka Kim Scott in the Jazz World, is a terrific flutist and is making great strides in the smooth jazz category. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music at the University of Alabama. Strickland is an active classical and jazz performer, teacher, and is currently the Director of Student Support Services at Alabama School of […]

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Alumni News: From the University of Alabama to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Ansley Frachiseur graduated in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Administration with a minor in General Business. She is currently working as the Individual Giving Manager for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra where she is in charge of fundraising campaigns, donor acquisition and retention, email/print marketing, and running social media. Ansley credits her […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Susan Williams Performed at Electronic Music Midwest Festival

Assistant Professor Holland Hopson’s composition for voice and electronics, “Sudden Swan” was performed by Associate Professor of Voice, Susan Williams, at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival in Kansas City on September 9. They were happy to see two University of Alabama alums at the festival, Filipe Leitão and Thomas Wilson. […]

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Alumni News: Amaro Dubois, Awarded as Iris Artist Fellow

Congrats to 2019 Masters of Music graduate and Huxford Symphony Orchestra member Amaro Dubois on his current position as an artist fellow with the IRIS orchestra in Memphis! According to their website, the “The Iris Artist Fellowship residency program offers emerging musicians from historically underrepresented populations in classical music a year of outstanding performance experience with […]

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Alumni News: Jenney Merritt

Congratulations to Jenney Merritt! She was named Secondary School Teacher of the Year for Madison City Schools! Jenney earned an undergraduate Music Education degree from UA in 2010! […]

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Alumni News, 2000-2009

2000 Larry M. Archibald (BS ’00): Larry is the band director at Pickens County High School in Reform, AL. Brad Battles (BSE in music education, ’00): Brad is the director of bands at Pickens Academy in Carrollton, AL and the musical director at the First Presbyterian Church in Aliceville, AL. He is married to Christina […]

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Alumni News, 1990-1999

1990 Paul Jarvis (BS ’83, MM ’90): Paul served as a band director in various schools in Alabama in Georgia. In 1990 he left music to pursue a career in aviation. He lives now in Birmingham with wife Kathy and daughter Emory, and he works as a pilot for a major corporation. Marjorie Johnston (BMus ’87 and […]

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Alumni News, 1980-1989

1980 Robin Bonner (BS in music education and piano, ’80): Robin taught elementary classroom music, private piano, and high school choir at Open Door Christian School in Tuscaloosa for 22 years. She is currently the pianist at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, where her husband, Larry, is the pastor. She also enjoys singing solos […]

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