Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Whitney O’Neal Promoted to Assistant Chair in Music at UNA

Congratulations to Dr. Whitney O’Neal on being promoted to Assistant Chair in Music at the University of North Alabama! O’Neal is currently Assistant Professor of Flute at UNA and principal flute of the Shoals Symphony. She earned her M.M. and D.M.A degrees in Flute Performance with a secondary emphasis in musicology from the University of

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

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

Thoughts for our School of Music Family

Dear School of Music Family (faculty and students), I hope you’re all doing well! I miss you; each and every one of you. We, collectively, have faced and successfully met a variety of challenges in recent weeks and months. Our School of Music family has stood strong, remained decidedly positive and productive, and demonstrated ourselves

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

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

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