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Alum and Student David Ray to Represent UA in the SEC Student Music Ensemble

David Ray is a current Doctor of Musical Arts Composition candidate and Jazz Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Master of Music in Arranging at UA. Ray’s latest accomplishment was being nominated to play bass in the SEC Student Music Ensemble. The group will perform at several […]

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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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New Chamber Group: Musicians’ Collective

Beginning for Spring 2020, students are able to register for Musicians’ Collective (MUA 169-669), A new collaborative chamber group course for performers, improvisers, and composers. Students will be able to determine programming and are encouraged to blend/create new musical styles with unique instrumental groupings. This chamber group will provide performance opportunities held both on and […]

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Faculty News: Dr. Jeremy Crawford Releases His Second Solo Album, “Hummingbrrd”

Assistant Professor of Tuba & Euphonium and Brass Area Coordinator, Dr. Jeremy Crawford, released his second solo album, “Hummingbird”, earlier this week. The album features works for solo tuba and tape/digital playback. You may listen now on Spotify. Artist Bio Dr. Jeremy Crawford is the Assistant Professor of Tuba & Euphonium at the University of Alabama.  Additional […]

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Alumni News: UA Grad Making Headlines in the Smooth Jazz Charts

Kimberly Strickland, aka Kim Scott in the Jazz World, is a terrific flutist and is making great strides in the smooth jazz category. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music at the University of Alabama. Strickland is an active classical and jazz performer, teacher, and is currently the Director of Student Support Services at Alabama School of […]

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