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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

The University will provide updates on COVID-19 here: healthinfo.ua.edu 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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