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UAB Music Student Aleksandra Kasman wins at MTNA state auditions

Sasha in blue dress sUAB freshman and Honors Program student Aleksandra Kasman won the senior piano division of the Music Teachers National Association state auditions held Nov. 1-2 in Auburn, Ala. Kasman will now represent Alabama in the Southern Division MTNA auditions that will take place Jan. 17-20, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.


Students Jake Hemminger & Kevin Peek Become First UAB Music Tech Majors to Attain AVID Pro Tools Professional Certification

KevinPeekandJakeHemmingerKevin Peek and Jake Hemminger recently became the first UAB Music Technology Majors to attain 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.


Kasman and daughter to perform with North Carolina symphony

Yakov and Aleksandra Kasman sUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamProfessor of Piano Yakov Kasman, DMA, will perform with his daughter, Aleksandra, a UAB Honors freshman, with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina on Oct. 12.

The Kasmans will perform Camille Saint-Saens’ timeless “Carnival of the Animals.” The HSO will set the theme for the evening’s performance with Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 “The Bear” and Respighi’s charming aviary masterpiece “The Birds.” 


Works by Price at National Association of Composers USA Conference

william price sWorks by University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor of Music William Price, D.M.A., will be presented at the National Association of Composers USA Conference, Oct. 3-5, 2013.

Three electroacoustic compositions, “WOOSH,” “A Memory of Tomorrow 2.0” and “Spline,” were selected for inclusion in the conference. The event will feature works by composers from around the country. The conference will take place at the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La.


5 Things to Know: Music Technology Careers

bookBy Susannah Felts for UAB Magazine

Technological advances in the last 10 to 15 years have given everyone greater power to manipulate music, from professionals in state-of-the-art studios to kids with laptops. But when those kids come to campus with visions of music industry glitz in their eyes, they often need help figuring out how to turn their hobby into a career.

Now they can turn to Beyond Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology, written by Scott L. Phillips, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Music. (The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available at the UAB, and many other outlets.)