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.


UAB Concert Choir releases new CD, “Unceasing Love”

UAB Choir Cover 300 X 300The University of Alabama at Birmingham Concert Choir recently released a new CD on Jan. 28, to help fund the choir’s trip to the eighth World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, in July. The CD, “Unceasing Love,” is be available for $10 at digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon. The UAB Departmnent of Music has copies of the CD for sale in person and via the department’s online store for that same price.


UAB Music students use new Avid console to mix sound for UAB grad’s film “Stakes”

music masonfilm sFront: Director Brandon Mason, Music Tech Student Tammara Turner, University Professor Henry Panion, III, PhD; Back: Music Tech Students Clay Nichols, Will Brobston, and Jake HemmingerFilm director and UAB graduate Brandon Mason visits campus to complete and approve the sound mixes by UAB students for his new movie, “Stakes.”