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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

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

UA Students Place in 2021 Alabama National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Auditions

Please join us in congratulating the following UA students (and their teachers) who placed in the 2021 Alabama National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions. Hailey Beard – 1st Place, second year classical treble voice (Susan Williams) Hailey Beard – 2nd Place, BIPOC Composers, lower level Noah Graham – 1st Place, second year classical

School of Music Alum Performed in Inauguration Ceremony

University of Alabama School of Music alum and clarinetist Staff Sgt. Harrison Burks performed in the inauguration yesterday in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. The band provided music for the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol while seated directly beneath the inaugural platform. The band performed “Hail to the Chief” to honor President

Hilaritas 2020 Video

This video has been re-purposed from the 2019 Hilaritas performance due to the COVID pandemic which shut down all live performances in the University of Alabama School of Music. The link will be live until after Christmas. We hope you enjoy! Roll Tidings!  

Spring 2021 Huxford Symphony Orchestra Audition Information

Spring 2021 Audition Information For Spring 2021, we will only be auditioning string instruments. All auditions will take place in the Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 12. Audition Sign Up Form Violin Viola Cello Bass Audition Excerpts  Violin Viola Cello Bass

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Shayna Tayloe (MM ’17)

Congratulations to Dr. Shayna Tayloe (MM Vocal Performance ’17)! Back in August, Tayloe accepted the position of Lecturer of Voice and Lyric Diction at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Balter (MM ’20)

Congratulations to Jamie Balter (MM Vocal Performance ’20). Starting this spring semester, she will be an Adjunct Voice Instructor at Carroll Community College in Maryland. We love to hear from our former students. Complete the form to let us know what you’ve been up too.

Audition for University Singers Spring 2021

University Singers is the premier vocal ensemble of the UA School of Music. This advanced choir consists of music majors as well as talented choral enthusiasts from other academic disciplines across the University of Alabama. University Singers performs a wide variety of repertoire, including significant contemporary works, spirituals, world musics, and masterworks of the historic

School of Music Partners with UA Info Radio to Bring ‘Hilaritas’ to Listeners

While The University of Alabama School of Music is unable to host its annual “Hilaritas” concert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will still be able to enjoy the holiday sounds on UA Info Radio. “For a lot of people in the community, the holiday season doesn’t start until they see Hilaritas,” said Christopher Kozak, associate