Moody Fire Anniversary

I write today to highlight a very bright spot relative to our “here and now”, our extremely positive future, and a bit of an unpleasant memory from our past. Colleagues, if you have an opportunity this afternoon, take a walk through the South (new) wing of our beautiful Moody Music building complex, and enjoy how […]

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Dr. Tyler Walker Music Supervisor Accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Walker, Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of Computer Music Studios. Dr. Tyler Walker served as the music supervisor on the film Lust Life Love. The film was awarded Best Romance Feature at the Berlin International Film Festival and won Most Watched Film at the New Renaissance Film Festival. Earlier this year, Perchance to Dream, for […]

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Faculty Promotions 2021

Congratulations to the following faculty for receiving promotions: Newly tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor: Dr. Jacob Adams Dr. Kevin Chance Dr. Jeremy Crawford Dr. Edisher Savitski Newly promoted to the rank of professor: Dr. Don Fader […]

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Dr. James Ferguson

The University of Alabama School of Music and Department of Bands is sad to announce the passing of former Director of Bands, Dr. James Ferguson. Dr. Ferguson was the director of University Bands from 1971-1984. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Dr. Ferguson’s family, and especially to his wife, Micki. Dr. James S. ”Doc” Ferguson, […]

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Dr. Jon Whitaker Edits “The Brass Gym” for Trombone

Dr. Jon Whitaker, Professor of Trombone, is excited to announce a project he has been working on with Patrick Sheridan, “Trombone Gym”, is now available for purchase. According to the book website description, “The Brass Gym’ contains a daily basics routine developed from a synthesis of our experiences from more than 50 combined years of […]

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Student Spotlight: Alex Franck, Horn Performance

Alex Franck is a music performance major with a concentration in horn. A junior from Alabaster, Alabama, she plans to attend graduate school after graduation and study accessibility in experimental music. How did you choose your major?  Honestly, I think the turning point for me was in eighth grade; I was at a joint middle […]

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UA Percussionists Earn Top Placements at International Convention

From the February 2021 College of Arts & Sciences Desktop News | After taking home the top award for university concert snare players at the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Individual Competitions, graduate student Nathan Rearick looks forward to seeing UA’s percussion program evolve into a powerhouse. “The UA percussion studio is a thriving […]

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UA Opera Theatre Presents Die Zauberflöte Livestreamed

We are excited about our UA Opera Theatre production of Die Zauberflöte which will livestream on Thursday and Friday (Feb 25 & 26) nights at 7:00 pm with two different casts.  It will stream on the opera’s Facebook page, and each performance will stay on the page for a while for viewing later. All safety […]

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UA Percussionists Earn Top Placements at International Convention

From the February 2021 Desktop News | After taking home the top award for university concert snare players at the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Individual Competitions, graduate student Nathan Rearick looks forward to seeing UA’s percussion program evolve into a powerhouse. “The UA percussion studio is a thriving family that keeps pushing the […]

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