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.

Dr. Alan Goldspiel, Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo, performed three times during the concert.

The program opened with Dr. Alan Goldspiel and Joe L. Alexander performing Alexander’s Dialog #6 for guitar and tuba.

Their performance was immediately followed by several electronic playback pieces by David R. Peoples (Calming Trouble and Vid-Game Fantasies: Space Dock) as well as Animal Antics I, Animal Antics II, and Animal Antics III by Lori Ardovino.

Next, Joe L. Alexander returned to the stage to perform his solo tuba piece entitled Pop Music Suite, which was then followed by a brief electronic playback piece called Fake Brass by young composer, Dallin Peoples.

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Goldspiel and Alexander performing Duck, Duck, Soup

Next, Goldspiel returned to the stage for the second time to perform three movements of his solo guitar composition entitled Five Preludes. The movements presented were Prelude No. 4, Prelude No. 3, and Prelude No. 2. These preludes were inspired by and written in homage to Heitor Villa-Lobos and his music.

Another electronic playback composition by David R. Peoples called Vid-Game Fantasies: Bullet Hell was presented as well as a piece composed and performed by Ken Davies called Parable of Differences for trombone and fixed media.

Finishing out the afternoon’s recital, Goldspiel returned to the stage with Joe L. Alexander to perform the four movements (Monkey Business, Night at the Opera, The Cocoanuts, and Animal Cracker) of Goldspiel’s 2018 piece Duck, Duck, Soup for guitar and tuba inspired by the Marx Brothers’ films.

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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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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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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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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Composition, Festivals, Performance

New Music on the Bayou Festival 2017

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New Music on the Bayou 2016 Performers James Paul Waller, Alan Goldspiel, Mel Mobley, Paul Christopher, Jason Rinehart & Mallory Sanchez with Black Bayou 2016 Composer, John Teske, at Black Bayou National Wilderness Refuge

May 31-June 3, 2017 brought Classical Guitarist Alan Goldspiel back to the New Music on the Bayou Festival in Louisiana both as a performer and a composer.

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Composition, Performance

Goldspiel Debuts Klezmer Service

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Alan Goldspiel (right) with the members of the Magic Shtetl Klezmer Band

On August 26, 2016, classical guitarist and composer, Alan Goldspiel debuted his 55-minute Klezmer Shabbat Service for Quintet, SATB choir, and soloist as commissioned by Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, AL.

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