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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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Faculty News: Dr. Jeremy Crawford to Conduct Birmingham Area “TubaChristmas”

Dr. Jeremy Crawford, Assistant Professor of Tuba & Euphonium will conduct “TubaChristmas” at the Riverchase Galleria on December 14, 2019 at 3:00pm. Tuba players of all levels and abilities are invited to perform. Rehearsal will take place in the Hoover High School band room. Rehearsal is at 12:30pm with check-in starting at 11:45am. To register, […]

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Student News: Music Composition Student T.J. Harris to Release Album

Senior Music Composition student T.J. Harris leads a contemporary worship band called “Limitless Worship.” They are releasing their first album on Friday, November 22nd titled “Only Jesus.” You may find this album on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and many other streaming platforms.       […]

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Endowed Chair Schedule: Rick Beato

Bio Rick Beato (November 18-21, 2019) is a musician, teacher, and father of three. Rick has worked as a writer/producer with various bands in the rock and country genres. Two albums that he produced for NeedtoBreathe – “The Outsiders” (2009) and “The Reckoning” (2012) – won Dove Awards in the Best Rock/Contemporary category. He co-wrote “Carolina” […]

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Huxford Symphony Concerto Competition Results

The results of this year’s Huxford Symphony Concerto Competition are: Undergraduate: 1st place:              Kelli Roper (performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the Huxford Symphony) 2nd place:             J.T. Holdbrooks and James Smelley 3rd place:              Stephen Sheridan Graduate: 1st place:              Ammi Lopez (performing Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra with the Huxford symphony) 2nd place:             Matt Meadows No […]

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ESPN’s Jason Fitz Guest Lecture

For this week’s convocation, we have a special guest visiting Tuscaloosa with ESPN College Gameday. You may recognize Jason Fitz from various ESPN shows, but what you may not know is that his background is in classical violin. Fitz studied at Julliard as a child, was the lead fiddle player for The Band Perry, has 13 […]

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Faculty News: Dr. Kevin Chance Inducted into Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame

Steinway & Sons Press Release ASTORIA, NEW YORK (October 28, 2019) – Local piano professor Kevin Chance has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame — a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. Kevin T. Chance serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at […]

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