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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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  • This July 4, see a free concert by the UAB Summer Band outside Bartow Arena
    Enjoy the annual concert of patriotic music and movie soundtrack tunes beginning at 7 p.m., then watch the fireworks show shot from Red Mountain at 9 p.m.
  • Henry Panion III to lead National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in tribute to Richard Smallwood
    Panion, having worked with Richard Smallwood as conductor and arranger, was tapped by The Kennedy Center for his unique experience at merging gospel and classical music, particularly with the symphony orchestra.
  • 2024 winners of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
    The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time, regular faculty members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.