Department of Music

Kevin Turner is the founding director of the UAB Gospel Choir.

Since its inception in 1995, Kevin has brought American gospel music from the choir stand to the classrooms at UAB and to performing arts centers, radio, and retail. He developed a powerhouse strategy for turning out above-average talent from the choir, a strategy that attracts students from around the nation and other countries. Turner's compositions for UAB Gospel Choir recordings have led to live performances in Great Britain, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the US Virgin Islands, and soon in Japan. Chart-topping hits on XM Satellite Radio and confirm that he in on to something!

Turner's teaching philosophy and style utilize all available technologies, but he firmly believes that human interaction is key in engaging students in the learning process.

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