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In a relatively short time, the UAB Department of Music has distinguished itself as one of the finest centers for educating young musicians in the southeast. Faculty and students perform in the acclaimed Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (with its four performing venues) and around the globe. We recently became the first program in the state of Alabama to be designated an All-Steinway School, making the department one of only 73 schools worldwide so named by piano maker Steinway & Sons.

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UAB Professor of Music William Price's new orchestral work, "DIVISIONS," was premiered by conductor Gregory Vajda and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

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  • UAB fall commencement ceremonies are Dec. 8
    More than 1,900 students will graduate, and 1,179 students are expected to walk in the ceremonies, which will be held Friday morning and afternoon in Bartow Arena.
  • Catch the holiday spirit with Christmas at the Alys on Nov. 28
    In this annual celebration of the season, local high school choirs join UAB choirs for a festive performance of traditional holiday favorites and standard choral classics.
  • UAB’s Henry Panion III will direct “A Gospel Symphony Celebration” with Donald Lawrence on Nov. 12
    Panion will lead gospel artist Donald Lawrence, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Vox Fortura and the combined Miles College and UAB Gospel choirs in this concert, which will be recorded for nationwide broadcast by PBS.