School of Music

Civil War Opera Lands National Recognition

  From the March 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre won second place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition for its earlier world-premiere chamber opera production “Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story.” The NOA is an organization that promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of… Read more »

A&S in the News: February 25-March 3, 2018

Actor’s Charitable Theatre Lend a Hand: Musical brings Dr. Seuss’ message of hope: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 25 A portion of the proceeds generated by the Actor’s Charitable Theatre’s production of “Seussical the Musical” will benefit Success By Six, an early childhood initiative of United Way of West Alabama. . . . Maggie Butler, a student… Read more »

A&S in the News: February 18-24, 2018

Nikolas Cruz School shooter Nikolas Cruz survived: Will it help us understand?: – Feb. 18 The carnage at Stoneman Douglas High School shared all of the horror of America’s worst mass shootings. But one scene was unusual – the shooter Nikolas Cruz being led away alive in handcuffs. Of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in… Read more »

A&S in the News: February 11-17, 2018

Opera Theatre Orchestra, opera team up for Valentine’s show: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12 As symbols of love, diamonds display facets. Like life, they derive from carbon, trapped under extreme heat and pressure, but once stabilized — metastabilized, in fact — to equilibrium, they’re among the toughest substances in the world … John Lennon and Paul… Read more »

UA Opera Director Named President of National Opera Association

From the February 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Paul Houghtaling, director of the School of Music’s opera program, was recently named the 2018 president of the National Opera Association, or NOA. The association, which was founded in 1955, supports opera educators and their students through workshops, panels, performance opportunities, collaborations, and competitions. “As educators, we are in… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 21-27, 2018

Performing Arts Center Campus sees progress for the performing arts: Crimson White – Jan. 21 The University of Alabama is in the final stage of planning a $60 million state-of-the-art performing arts center for the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Department of Theatre and Dance currently performs and rehearses in Rowand-Johnson Hall. The building holds… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 14-20, 2018

T.R.M. Howard On Martin Luther King’s birthday, remember also T.R.M. Howard: Washington Examiner – Jan. 15 As we mark Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 15, we should acknowledge the unsung contributions of earlier activists. Few deserve recognition more, or have received less, than Dr. T.R.M. Howard. (David T. Beito is a professor of history… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 7-13, 2018

Paul R. Jones Museum Elementary students to showcase art at UA’s Paul R. Jones Museum: Alabama News Center – Jan. 7 Fifteen students from Arcadia Elementary School will display their artwork alongside pieces from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Museum from Jan. 10 to Feb…. Read more »

A&S in the News: January 1-6, 2018

Realizing the Dream Mary Mary and Danny Glover to appear in “Realizing the Dream” events at UA: Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Jan. 3 Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the 2018 Realizing the Dream events in Tuscaloosa, which will feature Gospel recording duo Mary Mary and actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover … The events are… Read more »

A&S in the News: December 17-31, 2017

Doug Jones After working hard for Senate seat, Jones may have to work harder to keep it: Decatur Daily – Dec. 18 Democrat Doug Jones’ honeymoon in the U.S. Senate will be a short one, with Alabama Republicans already gunning for the seat in 2020. Jones’ campaign is being credited with a massive get-out-the-vote campaign in… Read more »