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Alabama Symphony Orchestra

The formation of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) began with the first performance by a group of volunteer musicians in 1921. That group would evolve from a volunteer ensemble to the state’s only full-time professional orchestra. Today, the ASO is continuing to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill our mission to change lives through music.

We proudly work to produce creative, dynamic programming and to be recognized as an artistically innovative leader in the field – winning ASCAP Awards in 2010 and 2011 for Adventurous Programming and Dedication to New American Music and receiving an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in May 2012 as a part of the competitive Spring For Music Festival, which is underwritten by a $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra has entertained and enriched audiences almost 100 years, playing a variety of classical and popular music and hosting performances by some of the finest guest artists in the world. The 53 talented musicians of the ASO bring to life some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces and introduce listeners to exciting new works and composers, performing 100 concerts annually.

For more information, please call (205) 251-6929 or visit alabamasymphony.org.

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.

For more information, visit uab.edu/cas/music.

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.

For more information visit uab.edu/theatre.

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