On Tuesday, September 17th, Professors Alan Goldspiel, Melanie Williams, Lori Ardovino, and Laurie Middaugh set off on an adventure to promote the pursuit of music careers and the University of Montevallo to students at Boaz High School and Snead State Community College.
June 9-19, 2019 – Postignano, Italy
Dr. Alan Goldspiel was honored to be invited to the 2019 Convivio Conference in Postignano, Italy as a Visiting Artist in June.
March 11, 2019
The Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham (known as the Magic City) invited The Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band to take part in their Faculty Recital on Monday, March 11th in their Hess-Abroms Recital Hall.
February 28 – March 1, 2019
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.
The end of 2018 proved to be a busy one for Classical Guitarist/Composer/Educator, Dr. Alan Goldspiel. Filled with performances, World Premiers, and Klezmer music, the last four months of the year found Goldspiel’s music being performed from Alabama to Vancouver, Canada and everywhere in between.
Dr. Alan Goldspiel traveled to Nashville, TN to attend 2018 Summer NAMM as a 2018 NAMM Foundation/CMS GenNext Fellow. Goldspiel was awarded The NAMM Foundation-College Music Society Grant back in May as one of fourteen music faculty members nationwide chosen to participate in the CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program for Music Faculty.
June 10-15, 2018
On June 10th the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo celebrated the 15th annual week-long Young Musicians’ Camp. Each year the camp provides young musicians between the ages of 11-18 years old the opportunity to create and perform music on a university campus while working directly with professional faculty artists.
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.
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.
18 January, 2018
Soprano Melanie Williams and guitarist Alan Goldspiel conquered the winter weather to perform at Auburn University’s A Little Lunch Music series.