Resident Companies

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

For more than 70 years, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra has served Alabama, providing quality performances of varying styles of music and presenting some of the finest guest performers of the day. The outstanding musicians of the ASO have brought to life some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces as well as introduced listeners to exciting new works and composers. The purpose of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is simple – to change lives through music. The ASO produces symphonic music of the highest quality and provides outstanding outreach and education programs while maintaining its fiscal strength. The heart of this mission is service, and the strength of the mission lies in the ASO’s ability to take an interactive approach to community life and work through its finest art. For years to come, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra hopes to sustain its impact through outstanding music, quality education programs, and a strong commitment of service to our community.

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UAB Department of Music

The UAB Department of Music (DOM), with 18 regular and 30 adjunct faculty, offers first-class music learning and performance experiences within a liberal arts curriculum. Additionally, the DOM serves the entire UAB and greater Birmingham communities by providing more than 100 performances annually, many of which occur in the stellar venues of the Alys Stephens Center.

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UAB Department of Theatre

The UAB Department of Theatre (DOT) is a production-oriented undergraduate program coupled with a comprehensive academic curriculum that is rooted in a liberal arts education. The mission is to develop the intellectual rigor, cultural appreciation and aesthetic sophistication of graduates. Upon completion of the selected degree program, students are prepared to pursue a profession in theater or film, enter an advanced training program, or utilize their knowledge and skills in other artistic, educational or administrative fields.

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Events at the Center

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