UAB Music's William Price Chosen for Digital Landscape at Lisbon Festival

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An electro-acoustic work by a UAB Music professor will be featured in a digital landscape installation in Portugal. The work is “2 Days in the Tank,” by Assistant Professor of Music William Price, D.M.A. It will be part of a sound installation titled “Sound Walk / Sound Garden,” which will be held at the Goethe-Institut Garden in Lisbon as part of the 2012 Música Viva Festival. Price’s work was selected from an open call for electroacoustic works to composers around the world. 

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UAB Pianist Yakov Kasman Lights the Hall with Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

yakov090812The Maestro’s Ball, the gala fundraiser that opens Alabama Symphony seasons, is mostly about style.

Patrons decked out in formal wear, a gourmet dinner, and a flow of monetary contributions annually help to sustain an orchestra that is thriving musically on a relatively meager budget. This year’s affair, hosted by Kelly and Lee Styslinger, brought in $686,985.

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UAB's Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk Appointed Governor of Alabama Chapter of NATS

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Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, Director of UAB Opera, has been appointed the Governor for the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Her duties will include coordinating the Artist Award competition for the chapter, serving as co-chair of the state membership of NATS, and serving on the board of Southeastern Regional NATS.

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UAB Trumpet Ensemble Performs at International Trumpet Guild

trumpets_storyThe UAB Trumpet Ensemble performed the past Spring at the prestigious International Trumpet Guild Conference, which was held May 23-26, 2012 at Columbus State University. The ensemble is directed by UAB Department of Music faculty James Zingara, D.M.A., and Steve Roberts, D.M.A.

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UAB Music Department Alum Lonnie Parsons Receives Rave Reviews as the "Pianoman"

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["Pianomen," at the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham through April 29; 251-1206; Review gets four out of five stars.]

“Pianomen” really isn’t a play. It’s not theater.

It’s more like a chance for a guy to sit down at the piano, tell us a few stories about his life and, mainly, sing the songs of Billy Joel, Elton John, Barry Manilow and others while three of his friends sing back-up.

Thank goodness that guy is Lonnie Parsons, one of the most talented guys around when it comes to playing the piano and singing. And it doesn’t hurt that his talented trio of friends is made up of Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Jan D. Hunter and Amy Johnson.

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