Alumni News

UA School of Music Establishes “IDEA” Committee

Professor and Director, Skip Snead, has established a new standing committee that will exist (ongoing) in our School of Music. It is named the “IDEA” committee; the “Inclusion”, “Diversity”, “Equity”, and “Access” committee. This committee will have an open charge to discuss, assess, and take action as they see necessary in order to ensure that […]

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Alumni News: Dr. Jonathan Ledger Publishes “Menotti’s The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore – A Study in Artistic Integrity and Sexual Identity”

Dr. Jonathan Ledger (DMA Choral Conducting ’15) is an Assistant Professor of Music & Choral Director at University of the Ozarks, a private liberal arts university in Arkansas. His first peer-reviewed article, titled “Menotti’s The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore – A Study in Artistic Integrity and Sexual Identity,” appeared in the May 2020 issue […]

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#AlumniSpotlight: Tyler Jones Made His Carnegie Hall Debut

Tyler Jones (B.M. Music Theory, 2016; M.M. Composition, 2019) made his Carnegie Hall debut on February 2, 2020. Tyler’s composition “Reflections.” was performed by the Carnegie Honors Performance Series Concert Band, a group comprising top high school wind and percussion players from around the world. UA Director of Bands, Dr. Ken Ozzello, conducted the performance. […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jill Pocius (BM, Music Therapy, 2017)

“I am working in Dallas, Texas as a board certified music therapist at Children’s Health. I am humbled every day to walk alongside these children and families as they navigate illness, loss and healing. Being able to use music to help kids express themselves, cope better and get stronger is such a privilege! I’m forever […]

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“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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Alum and Student David Ray to Represent UA in the SEC Student Music Ensemble

David Ray is a current Doctor of Musical Arts Composition candidate and Jazz Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Master of Music in Arranging at UA. Ray’s latest accomplishment was being nominated to play bass in the SEC Student Music Ensemble. The group will perform at several […]

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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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