Tag: School of Music

Carnegie Hall Showcase

From the November 2015 Desktop News | A composition by Tyler Grant, a sophomore in the School of Music, has been selected to be showcased at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April. “Panoramic Landscapes” will be performed by the Scarsdale, New York, High School wind ensemble under the direction of Jason Noble. It is Grant’s first work to be played at Carnegie Hall. Originally written for a brass ensemble, Grant later transcribed the three-minute concert fanfare for full […]

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Faculty Selected for 2016 Alabama-Greece Partnership

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Seven faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May as part of an academic partnership with faculty members at Aristotle University. The UA faculty members have proposed projects that they will complete in partnership with Aristotle University faculty members. Dr. Ana Corbalan, an associate professor in UA’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics, will examine effects of multiculturalism and migrations in Southern Europe, comparing responses […]

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The Power of Music

It’s not uncommon for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, at DCH Regional Medical Center to weigh less than three pounds, or little more than a bottle of water. With infants less than 28 weeks of age, their lungs aren’t fully developed, and the very thing keeping them alive—breathing machines that force oxygen into their lungs—can also cause significant damage over time to their lung tissue and vision. Lowering supplemental oxygen levels even slightly can have tremendous […]

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Alumna Gives $250,000 to UA

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The late Brenda Voght Harrison, a 1963 alumna of the University and former member of the University Symphony Orchestra, has bequeathed a gift of $250,000 to The University of Alabama. It has been used to establish the Brenda Voght Harrison Endowed Music Scholarship for students in the School of Music. Two scholarships will be awarded from the endowment each year. Harrison, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, graduated from the University in 1963 with […]

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Music Therapy Professor Recognized

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Andrea Cevasco-Trotter, director of music therapy and associate professor in the School of Music, has been selected to receive one of the highest awards presented by the American Music Therapy Association. Cervasco-Trotter was recognized for making significant contributions to research in music therapy and for inspiring others through her publications, presentations and teaching. She received the AMTA Research and Publication Award at the AMTA National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. “It is an honor […]

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UA Students Inspired by Musician’s Visit Fuse Art and Music for Exhibit

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama art students will exhibit works inspired by the music of renowned jazz composer and musician Anthony Braxton through Feb. 27 at UA gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, “Anthony Braxton: Falling River Music Exhibition,” coincides with Braxton’s weeklong residency at UA Feb. 18-25. A reception and concert will be held Monday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery and will feature the Anthony Braxton Falling River Music […]

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Anthony Braxton to Visit UA Feb. 18-25

From the February 2015 Desktop News | Legendary musician and composer Anthony Braxton will spend Feb. 18-25 at UA working with College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty as part of a weeklong residency presented by the Sonic Frontiers concert series. This event is the first major residency by Braxton in the Southeastern United States and will be one of the largest retrospectives of his work ever produced. Braxton will work with students from the College’s art, percussion, jazz […]

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Join the Friends of the MDB

From the January 2015 Desktop News | A new organization for the support and promotion of the Million Dollar Band kicked off Jan. 1 and will hold its first meeting in April. The Friends of the Million Dollar Band, which will be part of The University of Alabama, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Music, was formed following conversations with the officers of the independent Million Dollar Band Association, MDB alumni, and friends over a two-year […]

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Steppenwolf keyboardist brings recording studio to UA

Michael Wilk’s fondest memory as the keyboardist with John Kay and Steppenwolf is not selling 25 million records, nor is it touring with such equally legendary performers as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, or Deep Purple, all of which he has done. Rather, his fondest memory involves a large crowd and about 100,000 Styrofoam cups. It was September 19, 1987, at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Some 125,000 people filled the stands and covered the field as musical acts such as […]

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UA Delegation Travels to Greece

From the June 2014 Desktop News | When someone is truly confused by something, they might say “It’s all Greek to me,” but The University of Alabama Greece Initiative is just the opposite; it’s all about furthering understanding and collaboration between UA and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. A group of faculty members from the University recently traveled to Greece to meet with representatives from Aristotle University to discuss potential projects on which faculty from both entities could cooperate. “The Alabama Greece […]

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