Awards and Recognition, Teaching

Dr. Alan Goldspiel Awarded 2018 NAMM Foundation/CMS GenNext Fellow Grant

On May 7th, 2018, Dr. Alan Goldspiel was awarded The NAMM Foundation-College Music Society Grant. The grant designates Goldspiel as a “2018 NAMM Foundation/CMS GenNext Fellow. Goldspiel was selected as one of nine music faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in the CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program for Music Faculty.

The program is designed to introduce music faculty to professions in the music industry, giving them background to better prepare students for careers as 21st-century musicians. The NAMM Foundation College Music Society Fellows Award seeks to support individuals who exhibit commitment and aptitude for developing curricula related to business leadership and innovation in the music products industry.

Goldspiel composing in his studio

This award assists Dr. Goldspiel with travel expenses to attend Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee on June 28-30 as part of the GenNext college music program. The NAMM-CMS Summer Fellows will gain an insider’s perspective of the music products industry through a mix of scheduled workshops and free time to explore the trade show floor.

In his letter to the award committee, Goldspiel stated, “I am very interested in learning much more about the music industry as it applies to my professional work and, perhaps more importantly, how I might leverage that knowledge in support of my students”. He feels confident that this opportunity, “will provide a more structured landscape of the ever-changing music business industry and bring resources that I will require. I am eager and excited to learn.”

For more information about The College Music Society GenNext click here.

Awards and Recognition, Teaching

Dr. Alan Goldspiel Inducted Into International Music Fraternity

On April 28th, 2018, Dr. Alan Goldspiel, Chair and Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo was inducted into Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity as a Distinguished Member-Friend of the Arts.


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Composition, Performance

Goldspiel Honored To Be Music Director at 2018 Holocaust Remembrance Concert Held At Temple Emanu-El

On Saturday, April 13th, Dr. Alan Goldspiel was honored to be the Music Director and one of the performers for the 2018 Holocaust Remembrance held at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham. The concert and worship service was presented by the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Birmingham Jewish Federation, Knesseth Israel Congregation, Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, and Violins of Hope.

Jeanette Hightower, Alan Goldspiel, and Pei-Ju Wu performing with Violins of Hope

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Composition, Performance

NACUSA Conferences Highlight March Perfomances

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 – The NACUSA Mid-South Regional performance at LeBaron Recital Hall, University of Montevallo saw Dr. Alan Goldspiel perform repertoire in preparation for his performance at the NACUSA National Conference. Earlier in the year Goldspiel’s composition Yom HaShoah was selected for the national conference.

Goldspiel performing at Gano Chapel, William Jewell College

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Composition, Performance, Teaching

November Keeps Dr. Alan Goldspiel Busy


November proved to be a busy month for Dr. Alan Goldspiel with several performances and a Music Educators conference, which had him traveling from Alabama to Mississippi and Arizona and back again.

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Composition, Performance

Goldspiel Performs World Premiere of Yom HaShoah Composition at Montevallo NACUSA Event


October 20th, 2017 – Dr. Alan Goldspiel performed the World Premiere of his composition for guitar entitled Yom HaShoah at a NACUSA (National Association of Composers/USA-Mid-South) event that took place at the University of Montevallo’s LeBaron Recital Hall.

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Festivals, Performance, Teaching

Goldspiel Performs at American Village Independence Day Celebration 2017

IMG_2207As part of July 4th, 2017 celebrations, Alan Goldspiel performed as the house Spanish guitarist in a recreation of the Mount Vernon room at American Village’s Independence Day celebration.

Goldspiel performed three, 30-minute programs of Popular 18th Century Hits for the Spanish guitar. Period composers represented were Fernando Sor, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Francesco Molino.

In the spirit of the celebration, Goldspiel, as well as all other historical reenactors, wore period-appropriate costumes.

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