Tag: School of Music


Realizing the Dream Features Legend

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Grammy winner John Legend will be the featured guest at The University of Alabama’s annual Realizing the Dream program. He will present a lecture beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Concert Hall of Moody Music Building on the UA campus. The University of Alabama has hosted Realizing the Dream, a series of events intended to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for the last 24 years. Legend is […]

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Alumni Bring Talent to the Stage and Screen

The College’s Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music have long received regional and national acclaim for the talented performers they produce. Three young alumni—Jake Boyd, Katie Burton, and Krista Adams Santilli—through their work on both the stage and the screen are enhancing that reputation. Jake Boyd (musical theatre, 2010) A Tuscaloosa native and 2010 graduate of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Jake Boyd has been featured in the off-Broadway production of Carrie and Oklahoma!, has played […]

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Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and a professor in the Department of English, envisioned the symposium first through a musical connection. “I knew that trombonist Defeayo Marsalis had […]

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Fall Spectrum Concert This Friday

Free performance highlights talents of music school This Friday faculty and students of the School of Music will collaborate in the fall Spectrum concert, a showcase of UA’s best musicians. Expect everything from classical to jazz selections, all highlighting the immense talent of UA music students and faculty. The concert will culminate in an appearance by the entire University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, which will perform the football cheers and songs Crimson Tide fans know and love. The show begins […]

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UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Music, in partnership with Red Mountain Theatre Company of Birmingham (RMTC), will bring his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to life. […]

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Through the Doors

On June 11 at 6 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, three musicians with ties to the School of Music will be featured in the “Through the Doors: Courage. Change. Progress” program that marks 50 years of progress at The University of Alabama. The event marks the anniversary of Gov. George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” in 1963 and is one of many events being held throughout the year at UA. “It’s an important event for the University and one in […]

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Event Showcases Faculty Research

Researchers, Scholars Will Present Work at April 23 Conference  College of Arts and Sciences faculty will present their work on a variety of research and scholarly topics at the College of Arts and Sciences 2013 Academies Conference, Tuesday, April 23, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Birmingham Room of the Bryant Conference Center, 40 Paul W Bryant Dr., adjacent to the UA campus. The presentations focus on research that has received funding from the College of Arts and Sciences Academy […]

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Artistically Fit

Undergraduate music class plans interactive concert The University of Alabama School of Music hosts hundreds of concerts each year in the Moody Music Building, featuring a wide spectrum of musicians and musical styles. The variety of genres and diversity of performers is great — but a concert held this month promises to bring something new to the mix. While a typical School of Music concert assumes the time-honored relationship between audience and performance — musicians play, and audience members listen […]

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Music and Dance Performances, Art Showcase to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of UA’s Holtkamp Organ

A two-story-high Holtkamp organ, with brass pipes extending to the ceiling, is the centerpiece of the Concert Hall in the Frank M. Moody Music Building on The University of Alabama campus. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the majestic instrument, an 86-rank, 65-stop Holtkamp organ that can fill the concert hall with sound with just a few keystrokes. The School of Music will present a special interdisciplinary showcase of music, dance, and art in honor of the anniversary. Dr. […]

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Hugheys Donate $100,000 to David Thomas Hughey Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dr. James F. and Mrs. Geraldine F. Hughey of Tuscaloosa have added $100,000 to the David Thomas Hughey Memorial Scholarship Fund. They established the fund in 1992 to honor the memory of their son David Thomas Hughey, who was a 1990 graduate of New College in the College of Arts and Sciences. The endowment is used annually to fund a scholarship for a full-time student who is pursuing a degree in the School of Music.

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