Awards and Recognition, Teaching

NAMM GenNext, Nashville – June 28-30, 2018

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.

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Dr. Alan Goldspiel with the rest of the NAMM Foundation/CMS GenNext Fellows

The CMS-NAMM Summer Fellows Program for Music Faculty began on June 28th with a Breakfast Session that included an amazing performance by Alison Brown and her band. After breakfast and the musical treat, the 2018 NAMM Foundation/CMS GenNext Fellows attended sessions on subjects ranging from ‘The Multi-faceted Music Industry’ to ‘Leadership from Within.’ The schedule encompassed discussions and workshops focusing on analytics regarding the music industry, social media, and higher education’s role in guiding future 21st century musicians.

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Exploring the trade show exhibit hall

The session-packed 3-day agenda was not without some fun as well as the Fellows were taken on a Nashville Industry Tour that included visits to UNIVERSAL, SESAC, FLYTEVU, and a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry. These tours were both educational as well as entertaining as the Fellows were informed about some of the intricacies involved with many of the professions involved in the Music Industry.

Throughout the event the Fellows had opportunities to learn from Music Industry experts as well as others in attendance. An important part of the experience was exploring the trade show exhibit hall. Goldspiel was able to meet with representatives from many of the companies whose products he uses and recommends. “It was a great experience to talk to and to learn from the product experts and see all the new gear available.”

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Manhattan Transfer and Chick Correa

During the event Goldspiel and the other Fellows were given VIP seating for The National Music Council’s 35th Annual American Eagle Awards where they were able to witness the Manhattan Transfer and Chick Correa receive their honors and an impromptu performance of Gershwin’s Summertime by the awardees joined by presenter Hubert Laws. For more about The National Music Council’s 35th Annual American Eagle Awards click here.

When asked about his attendance at the event, Dr. Goldspiel stated “I am so pleased to have been able to attend such a wonderful conference and to learn much more about the work of NAMM, its advocacy, and programs. This look inside the industry has been fascinating and it is one that I will take back to the university and share with my students. And, I got to meet so many wonderful new colleagues.”

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

Performance, Teaching

Young Musicians’ Camp 2018

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.

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Dr. Goldspiel with this year’s young musicians ready to get started learning.

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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.

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Goldspiel composing in his studio

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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, Teaching

November Keeps Dr. Alan Goldspiel Busy

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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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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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Teaching, Uncategorized

Young Musicians’ Camp 2017

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Dr. Goldspiel teaching the new Music Technology class at Young Musicians’ Camp

On June 18th the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo celebrated the 14th annual week-long Young Musicians’ Camp. During that time, Dr. Alan Goldspiel conducted classes in music technology, music history, music theory, and guitar. Each year the camp provides young musicians the opportunity to create and perform music on a university campus while working directly with professional faculty artists.

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