Congratulations to Norman Huynh on being selected as one of The League of American Orchestras 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview; a very highly prestigious group. Hyuhn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2010.
Congratulations to Mervyn Warren on recently being inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame! Warren received a master’s degree at UA in Arranging in 1987. He studied under Steve Sample Sr.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
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