Composition, NACUSA, National Association of Composers, USA, Performance, World Premieres

Two World Premieres, One NACUSA Concert at the W

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Goldspiel performing at the W

The November 10th, 2019 National Association of Composers/USA (NACUSA) concert at Mississippi University for Women (otherwise known as The W) not only saw Dr. Alan Goldspiel featured prominently but also premiered two of his pieces.

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Composition, Conferences, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI), Performance, World Premieres

Goldspiel’s Golus I Has World Premiere at National Conference

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Lori Ardovino, Laurie Middaugh, and Brittney Patterson

Dr. Alan Goldspiel’s Golus I had its World Premiere on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) Conference at the University of Northern Iowa’s Bengtson Hall at 8:30 p.m.

The piece, written for clarinet, flute, and piano, was performed by three of Dr. Goldspiel’s fellow University of Montevallo colleagues – Dr. Lori Ardovino (clarinet), Dr. Laurie Middaugh (piano), and Dr. Brittney Patterson (flute).

Goldspiel states:

“The word golus is Yiddish for exile and it refers to the diaspora of the Jewish people. Diaspora Studies, in general, reflect on overcoming tremendous hardship, the ongoing growth of the diasporic phenomenon, and the cultural, social, political, and economic contributions of such peoples to their new homeland hosts.

The musical work Golus I reflects on the tragedy and courage of all exiled peoples and, in some very small way, seeks to emotionally represent that life-altering experience. It is the first in a series of works that takes the notion of exile as inspiration and commentary.”

Goldspiel was also recently notified that Golus I has been selected for presentation at the College Music Society (CMS) 2020 Southern Conference at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee in February.

Dr. Ardovino’s piece The Nine Worlds also had its World Premiere at the conference and was performed by the trio of University of Montevallo professors.

Composition, NACUSA, National Association of Composers, USA, Performance

NACUSA Returns to the University of Montevallo

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Dr. Goldspiel Performing During NACUSA Event at the University of Montevallo

On Sunday, October 20th, 2019, the National Association of Composers, USA/Mid-South Chapter (NACUSA) returned to the University of Montevallo for a concert of new music by region composers.

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Awards and Recognition, Composition, Recordings

Soldier of Mine On Its Way To Upcoming CD Release

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Goldspiel in Church of the Redeemer as the Coro Volante Choir is hard at work.

Alan Goldspiel, classical guitarist and composer, traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio at the beginning of March to supervise the recording of his composition titled Soldier of Mine to be released on ABLAZE Records in 2020.

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BMI, Composition, NACUSA, National Association of Composers, USA, Performance

NACUSA Returns To University Of Montevallo

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Goldspiel performing Five Preludes at LeBaron Hall, University of Montevallo

On March 10, 2019 at 2 p.m., the University of Montevallo’s Department of Music hosted an afternoon concert by the National Association of Composers, USA in the LeBaron Recital Hall.

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CMS - College Music Society, Composition, Performance, Teaching

College Music Society Composers’ Concert – Orlando, Florida

February 28 – March 1, 2019

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Goldspiel performing Five Preludes, CMS Conference at UCF

Nothing beats winter weather better than a trip to sunny Florida and the College Music Society’s 40th Annual Chapter Conference provided Dr. Alan Goldspiel and Joe L. Alexander the opportunity to not only perform a few of their compositions but also a chance to feel the sun again.

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Composition, Performance

New Music At The W Program Includes Two Original Pieces By Dr. Alan Goldspiel

February 26, 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the music department at Mississippi University for Women (known by many as The W) invited Classical Guitarist/Composer, Dr. Alan Goldspiel to perform several of his original pieces at their New Music At The W series. The series focuses on music of the 20th and 21st Century.

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Goldspiel (left) with Alexander (right) performing Duck, Duck, Soup

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Composition, Performance

The LeBaron Trio Brings Sometimes Y To Shelton State Community College

January 22, 2019

The LeBaron Trio headed to Shelton State Community College for a Terrific Tuesday afternoon performance of several pieces including Dr. Alan Goldspiel’s composition Sometimes Y.

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Alan Goldspiel with The LeBaron Trio at Shelton State Community College

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Awards and Recognition, Composition, Recordings

Soldier of Mine chosen for upcoming Ablaze Records CD

downloadDecember brought exciting news to classical guitarist/composer, Alan Goldspiel, when he was notified by Ablaze Records that his piece, Soldier of Mine, was selected to be on the label’s New Choral Voices Vol. 4 CD.

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