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  • 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.
  • Spring commencement at UAB will be April 26-27
    This semester, at least 2,963 students are eligible to graduate, and more than 1,871 students are expected to walk in the three ceremonies in Bartow Arena.
  • Celebrating CAS Authors: 20 faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences published books in 2023
    Twenty faculty members across multiple departments in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences wrote or edited 23 books last year.
  • World premiere performance of music and films inspired by Alabamians, “The Courage Lies Within You,” is April 13
    In this free multimedia presentation, the UAB Chamber Trio will perform 11 new works of music, with original films created by students in honor of noteworthy people from Alabama.
  • UAB Concert Choir set for Italian tour from June 4-13
    The choir plus student and faculty soloists will perform the European premiere of a new 40-minute multimovement masterwork for choir and orchestra in Italy.
  • UAB Arts Week 2024 is set for April 10-20
    Experience the arts on campus and in the community with this showcase of performances and events featuring students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Sample the sounds of UAB’s Department of Music with the PRISM concert April 1
    This annual showcase concert features soloists and ensembles, choirs, bands and pianists performing music from classical, gospel and jazz to world music, electronic and more.
  • Registration for 2024 UAB Summer Camps are now open
    As summer approaches, registration for many UAB summer camps is now available.
  • Sister pianists to perform together for UAB Piano Series on March 24
    Esther Park and Sun-A Park will perform a program of music by three American composers and close their recital with Gershwin’s famous “Rhapsody in Blue.”
  • Alabama’s Jalen Kirkman wins national “Finding the Voices of Tomorrow” competition
    Kirkman, 20, a UAB junior from Florence, Alabama, studying musical theater, was awarded the Chip Hand Prize for Vocal Excellence in the NextGen National contest presented by the American Pops Orchestra.
  • UAB Wind Symphony chosen to perform at regional College Band Directors conference
    Four new pieces of music were written for the UAB Wind Symphony to perform; three will have their world premieres at a free preview concert Feb. 25.
  • UAB Department of Music presents performances for spring 2024
    Choose from student recitals, guest artists and faculty performances, including Yakov Kasman, DMA, with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, plus Amadeae Duo and the fifth annual PRISM Concert.
  • UAB’s Henry Panion III leads concert-documentary “A Symphony Celebration: The Blind Boys of Alabama” on PBS stations nationwide
    Grammy- and Emmy-winner Panion arranged and orchestrated the Blind Boys’ classic hits for this performance, featuring members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and a 300-person combined college choir.
  • UAB Piano Series will present Bryan Wallick on Jan. 21
    Wallick will perform his diverse program “The Virtuosic Fugue,” culminating with one of Beethoven’s most important piano sonatas, which has never been performed in the UAB Piano Series’ history.
  • 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.
  • Pianist José Ramón Mendez to perform Oct. 29 for UAB Piano Series
    Described as “the Spanish pianist of his generation,” Mendez will perform works by Chopin, then dedicate the second half to music by Spanish composers Soler, Granados and Albeniz.
  • UAB Department of Music announces fall 2023 concerts
    The Department of Music presents recitals and concerts each fall and spring semester — and many of the performances are free and open to the public.

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