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University of North Alabama - Low Brass studio

Postby Lukowicz » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:35 pm

I've recently taken a new position at the University of North Alabama and wanted to share some scholarship information that may be of interest to trombone, euphonium, and tuba players. The University of North Alabama currently offers an out-of-state tuition waiver for students who receive a $250 scholarship or more to participate in the ensembles.

The largest performance ensemble is the UNA "Pride of Dixie" Marching Band, with 220+ members that perform at home football games as well as marching band events throughout the region, including Bands of America competitions. More about our ensembles can be found here: https://www.una.edu/universitybands/ensembles.html

We will be holding four main audition dates for the Fall 2018 semester. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have. UNA is located roughly 2 hours from Memphis and Nashville, and 1 hour from Huntsville.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, January 26, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018

While I will be new at UNA, my previous studios have been highly active with ITEA, and helped sponsor trips to the regional and international ITEA conferences. The studio also has hosted tuba/euphonium artists including Carol Jantsch (Philadelphia), Don Harry (Buffalo and Eastman), David Earll (University of Wisconsin-Platteville), Craig Knox (Pittsburgh, Center City Brass Quintet), Lance LaDuke (Carnegie Mellon), Tony Kniffen (Indianapolis), Chris Pearlberg (Luzerne Festival), and John DiCesare (Seattle). I am in the process of contacting performers to continue this tradition.

A few links for those of you that are interested:

Music Department Home Page
https://www.una.edu/music/index.html

A schedule of tuition, fees, room and board can be found here.
https://www.una.edu/tuition/docs/Estimated%20Tuition%20Cost.pdf

Again, feel free to email or PM with any questions.
Tom
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Assistant Professor of Low Brass, University of North Alabama
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Re: University of North Alabama - Low Brass studio

Postby bloke » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:55 pm

The school is really lucky to have you, but I'm going to congratulate you anyway. 8) :D :tuba:

I LOVE Florence. (Who wouldn't want to live there and also be able to study with Tom?)

When our Ole Miss brass quintet tours, the two places we all "politic" for are
- the Alabama tri-cities area
- (well...of course...) the Mississippi "guf" coast.

As you know, Muscle Shoals (just as Memphis) was a hotbed of recording "in the day".
Just a few who recorded there were (really...ALL of these...) The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Cat Stevens...

Back in the 80's, I played at the W.C. Handy Festival each year (until mass quantities of repair work chained me to the bench). We would do the parade, play a couple of sets on the street, a couple at the park (with the River behind us) and a couple of sets at the Country Club in the evening. It was a GREAT trip !!!
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