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Boaz High School and Snead State Community College Adventures

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Professors Laurie Middaugh, Alan Goldspiel, Melanie Williams, Lori Ardovino at Snead State

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.

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Birmingham Holocaust Education Center (BHEC), Performance, The Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band

Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band Helps Bring L’Chaim 2019 To Life

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Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band performing at L’Chaim 2019  (Photo Credit: BHEC)

On August 19th, 2019, the Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band was pleased to perform at the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center’s (BHEC) annual L’Chaim ceremony.

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American Village - Montevallo, AL, Performance

Goldspiel Performs For 4th Year At American Village’s Independence Day Celebrations!

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Goldspiel poses in the Colonial Chapel at American Village after performing on July 4th.

4 July, 2019

Dr. Alan Goldspiel returned for the fourth year in a row to perform as an 18th Century Spanish Guitarist during the Independence Day celebrations at American Village in Montevallo, Alabama.

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BMI, National Association of Composers, USA, Performance

NACUSA New Music Through The South Tour 2019 – 5 Concerts, 3 States, 3 Days!

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Dr. Alan Goldspiel prepares backstage at University of Montevallo during NACUSA Tour

The 2019 National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) Mid-South Chapter New Music Through The South Tour was a whirlwind of 5 performances that spanned 3 states in 3 days!

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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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Performance, Teaching, The Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band

The Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band Performs At Alabama School Of Fine Arts

March 11, 2019

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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.

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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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