Faculty Promotion Announcements 2020

Please join us in congratulating the following faculty members on receiving promotions! Prof. Randall Coleman (bands), Promotion to Full Professor Dr. Jonathan Whitaker (trombone), Promotion to Full Professor Dr. Ellary Draper (music therapy), Promotion to Associate Prof. with Tenure Prof. Jenny Grégoire (violin), Promotion to Associate Prof. with Tenure Dr. David Tayloe (voice), Promotion to

Letter from the School of Music Director Regarding COVID-19

Dear UA Music Students, I know that at this point everyone is more than ready for spring break and the opportunity to step back and decompress. The circumstances of the last week, the uncertainties that it provided, and the obvious nature of our current environment, have added and are adding to the typical level of

Student spring break extended until March 30 as UA transitions to remote learning.

The University will provide updates on COVID-19 here: COVID-19 presents serious public health concerns. The University of Alabama is committed to slowing the spread of the coronavirus, while maintaining our mission of teaching, research, and service. Social distancing is a key barrier to the spread of the virus. To assist with this national task of

UA Represented at ACDA

Several of our students will be representing UA at the American Choral Director’s Association Southern Region Conference this weekend. Special congratulations go to MM Choral Conducting student Skip Stradtman for being selected to as one of three panelists for a special session on boy choirs. ACDA conferences are highly effective professional development events. Our students

Dr. Bob Duke, Music Therapy Endowed Chair

Dr. Bob Duke, from the University of Texas at Austin, will be joining the music therapy program this week. He is an amazing researcher in music and human learning. Below is his brief bio: Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at

UA Symphonic Band Performed at the Southern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association

The University of Alabama Symphonic Band performed at the Southern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Professor Randall O. Coleman,  Associate Director of Bands,  has served as conductor of Symphonic Band since 2007.   The ensemble was selected via blind

#AlumniSpotlight: Tyler Jones Made His Carnegie Hall Debut

Tyler Jones (B.M. Music Theory, 2016; M.M. Composition, 2019) made his Carnegie Hall debut on February 2, 2020. Tyler’s composition “Reflections.” was performed by the Carnegie Honors Performance Series Concert Band, a group comprising top high school wind and percussion players from around the world. UA Director of Bands, Dr. Ken Ozzello, conducted the performance.

Alumni Spotlight: Jill Pocius (BM, Music Therapy, 2017)

“I am working in Dallas, Texas as a board certified music therapist at Children’s Health. I am humbled every day to walk alongside these children and families as they navigate illness, loss and healing. Being able to use music to help kids express themselves, cope better and get stronger is such a privilege! I’m forever