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.
The J. L. Bedsole Foundation has given $25,000 to establish the T. Massey Bedsole Sr. Endowed Scholarship for the Million Dollar Band, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences University Bands Program in the School of Music. The scholarship will help fund the tuition and costs of a student band member. In addition to the J. L. Bedsole Foundation’s gift, many friends and family of T. Massey Bedsole also contributed to establish the fund in his honor. […]
The keyboardist with the famed rock group Steppenwolf, Michael Wilk, has brought his state-of-the-art recording studio to the College’s School of Music. Wilk wishes to give music students firsthand experiences in recording and film scoring using the most modern and sophisticated recording equipment available. Last fall Wilk and Steppenwolf’s founder, John Kay, gave a multimedia performance on campus that highlighted some of Kay’s solo work as well as Steppenwolf favorites such as “Magic Carpet Ride.” The group now performs as […]
Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, an assistant professor in the School of Music and New College, was awarded a New Jazz Works Commissioning and Ensemble Development Grant from Chamber Music America in the amount of $20,500. He was among 10 composers and ensembles selected for awards from a pool of 167 applicants by independent review panels of musicians and presenters. Dewar will use the grant to compose, perform and record a new book of compositions for his San Francisco Bay Area-based […]
Five students from the School of Music’s French horn studio made history by sweeping all four competitions at the recent Southeast Horn Workshop, which is a regional workshop of the International Horn Society. This year’s competition was hosted by Tennessee Tech University. It was the first time in the workshop’s more than 30 year history that all four competitions were won by students from the same university. The winning students are Joshua Williams and Alex Morris, both of Tuscaloosa, Kaylene […]