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Mezzo-Soprano Julie Simson Offers Master Class October 24

SimsonJulieMezzo-soprano Julie Simson offers a master class October 24 at 12:20 in Hulsey Recital Hall. While the singers will be chosen from UAB music students currently studying voice, all UAB students and faculty are welcome.

Julie Simson has sung with opera companies throughout the United States including Houston Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Memphis, and Opera Colorado performing such roles as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. She has also performed as soloist in major oratorio works with the Denver, Colorado Springs, Cedar Rapids, Omaha and Milwaukee Symphonies and in Boulder at the MahlerFest and Bach Festival.

Miss Simson was the recipient of a grant to study and perform in Europe where she subsequently won the prestigious Mozart Prize at the International Belvedere Competition in Vienna. After winning First Prize at the East & West Artists International Competition, she made her New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Miss Simson was featured in two concerts at the International George Crumb Festival in Prague Czech Republic, and in recital and masterclasses at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin Germany.


UAB Music Technology Students James T. Cody and Taylor Goodwin Attain AVID Pro Tools Certification

Cody and TaylorJames T. Cody (L) and Taylor Goodwin (R)Congratulations to UAB Music Technology students James T. Cody and Taylor Goodwin for attaining AVID Pro Tools Certification under UAB’s AVID Learning Partner (ALP) program. The ALP program offers students professional-level certification on AVID software and hardware, including industry standard Pro Tools, Media Composer and Sibelius. UAB is the only school in the state of Alabama and among a very few in the southeast designated an AVID Learning Partner (ALP). James Cody and Taylor Goodwin join an elite group of UAB Music Technology majors to achieve this prestigious industry certification in the two years since UAB has been part of the ALP program. Congrats, Cody and Taylor.

UAB's Yakov Kasman To Open Van Cliburn Memorial Concert, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 5:00 PM CST - Watch Live Online

VC-Memorial-Homepage SmallUAB Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence Yakov Kasman will open this special tribute concert held in honor of the late Van Cliburn. The concert features eight former Cliburn award winners and will be streamed live online from the Sundance Square Plaza in Forth Worth, Texas. Kasman, the Van Cliburn 1997 Silver Medal Winner, will open the concert with Racmaninov's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1913). The concert takes place Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM CST.

Kasman’s debut in America in 1997 as Silver Medallist in the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth was the culmination of several competition triumphs and tours in Europe and the Middle East, including prizes at the 1991 Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome, the 1991 London World Piano Competition, the 1992 Artur Rubinstein International Competition in Tel Aviv, and the 1995 International Prokofiev Competition at St. Petersburg. 

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AVID Profiles Henry Panion's Alabama Symphony Orchestra Commission to Commemorate the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church

16th Street Marque 5AVID profiles the City of Birmingham in its 50th-Year Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, highlighting Dr. Henry Panion, III's commission by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church and the tragic loss of the four little girls. Here We Are is a reflection of the past, a tribute to how Birmingham has been able to overcome, and a statement of hope for the future....50 Years Forward.

UAB Music Profiles Alum Matthew McKinney - '05

Matt McKinney SmallMatthew McKinney is a 2005 graduate of the UAB Music Technology program. In 2008 he received a Master’s degree in Music Technology from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. He recently obtained an additional Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo. Matthew presently serves as an instructor in the computer lab at Jemison Elementary School, Adjunct Instructor of Music Technology at the University of Montevallo, and Director of the University of Montevallo Community School of Music.