News and Notables

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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Performance

Classical Guitarist, Alan Goldspiel Returns To American Village Independence Day Celebrations

4th July, 2018

Classical guitarist, Alan Goldspiel, was invited to perform at The American Village in Montevallo for the third year in a row. The performances were part of American Villages annual Independence Day celebrations and required Goldspiel to return to his role as an 18th Century Spanish guitarist.

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Goldspiel in character as an 18th Century Spanish Guitarist

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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

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Composition, Performance

NACUSA New Music Through The South Tour 2018

The National Association of Composers, USA – Mid-South Chapter inaugural New Music through the South Tour took place during the week of June 18, 2018. Composers represented in this series of week-long concerts were Alan Goldspiel, Joe L. Alexander, Ken Davies, Richard Montalto, David R. Peoples, William Price, Lori Ardovino, Biraj Adhikari, Pam Asberry, and Mark Prince Lee.

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Joe L. Alexander and Alan Goldspiel pose for a picture while rehearsing for tour

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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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