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Faculty News: Professor Skip Snead Awarded UA Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Professor of Horn and School of Music Director, Skip Snead was selected as one of four honorees for this year’s University of Alabama Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards (OCTA) given annually by the National Alumni Association. We are so thankful for Professor Snead’s leadership! Congratulations! […]

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UA Percussion Ensemble Named the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition Winner

We are so excited to announce that the UA Percussion Ensemble was named a WINNER of the 2020 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition! This is one of the pinnacle achievements of a percussion studio, and we have been invited to perform a Showcase Concert at PASIC in November of 2020. Roll Tide! […]

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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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Professor Randall Coleman Elected 1st Vice-President (President-Elect) of the National Band Association

Professor Randall Coleman, Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting at the University of Alabama, has recently been elected 1st Vice-President (President-Elect) of the National Band Association. Professor Coleman will serve at two-year term as 1st Vice-President, then assume the role of President in June 2022. Professor Coleman is the conductor of the Alabama Symphonic Band […]

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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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Application for Guest Ensembles for 2020-2021 UA Honor Bands Now Available

Guest Ensemble Applications are Due No Later than May 15, 2020 Middle School Honor Band- December 10-11, 2020: The University Bands is proud to announce the Eighth Annual Alabama Middle School Honor Band Festival will be held at the University of Alabama from December 10-11, 2020. The Alabama Honor Band Festival is an event developed […]

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Moody Music Building Fire

Updates Will Be Added At The End As many of you have likely heard by now, late this afternoon and this evening we experienced a rather major fire in the third floor sections of the south wing of the music building (the new band wing). At this point, the fire is under control and being […]

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Faculty Promotion Announcements 2020

Please join us in congratulating the following faculty members on receiving promotions! Prof. Randall Coleman (bands), Promotion to Full Professor Dr. Jonathan Whitaker (trombone), Promotion to Full Professor Dr. Ellary Draper (music therapy), Promotion to Associate Prof. with Tenure Prof. Jenny Grégoire (violin), Promotion to Associate Prof. with Tenure Dr. David Tayloe (voice), Promotion to […]

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