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UAB Opera program honored by National Opera Association

opera_storyUAB Opera wins first prize in a National Opera Association competition. A DVD of the 2010 performance, Benjamin Britten’s “The Burning Fiery Furnace,” was awarded first prize in the 2011 Opera Production Competition, Division I, sponsored by the NOA. The award will be presented to UAB Opera Director Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, D.M.A., at the NOA’s national convention gala banquet in January 2012 in Memphis, Tenn.


The UAB Marching Blazers' Exhibition Show at the 2011 Hoover Invitational Marching Band Festival

Since 1996, the Marching Blazers have thrilled thousands of fans with exciting performances that have helped make this one of the great college bands of the South.  The pride and tradition of excellence continue into the 21st century as the Marching Blazers press forward on the journey to present the highest level of musical and visual pageantry.

In addition to sections of brass, woodwinds, and marching and pit percussion, The Marching Blazers auxiliary units include the Blazerettes dance line, majorettes, and colorguard.  A placement audition is required for membership and part assignment.  Blazerettes, majorettes, colorguard, and drum majors are selected by audition in the spring of each year. 


Brian Kittredge, Upcoming Events

music_brian_kittredgeBrian Kittredge has been asked to judge state and regional festivals for the Hunstville District 4 All State Festival, the Birmingham District 3 All-State Festival, the Mississippi All-State Festival in the Spring of 2012.

Brian Kittredge's presentation on“The Motets of Reinhard Schwarz-Schlling: Hidden Gems of German Choral Literature” was selected for the international IUGTE "Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" Confernece at Retzhof Castle in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria.
on August 25 - 29, 2011.