Why I Chose the Master of Music in Piano Performance Degree

Rebekah Lipscombe Arts, Graduate Programs, Learning

Ten years ago, I was asked that dreaded question constantly: “So, where are you going to college? Are you going to study music?” I would shrug my shoulders. “No, I’m not really interested in going to college…maybe one day, though.” Friends were surprised but nonetheless supportive; I had decided I would start teaching piano lessons to young children that fall …

Why Master of Music in Vocal Performance?

Elizabeth Griffin Arts, Learning

To say that my journey in the performing arts is less than typical would be an understatement. Sometimes, I wake up in the morning, still in disbelief that the Lord has ordered my steps in such a way as He has, and I am here at the University of Mobile working toward my Master of Music in vocal performance. And …

University of Mobile Season Tickets on Sale For 2019-2020 Performing Arts Series

Kathy Dean Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Season subscriptions are on sale now for the upcoming Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts Series in the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile. The 2019-2020 season includes a variety of musical performances from Roméo et Juliette to Little Women. The Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts Series is presented by students and …

University of Mobile’s RamCorps Traveling the World One Concert at a Time

Amber Kelley Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – From playing at Preview Days on the University of Mobile campus to New York City to France – RamCorps is on a mission to play loud and proud. RamCorps is one of the University of Mobile’s more than 20 traveling ensembles in the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts. RamCorps is a high-impact visual brass and percussion …

Professional Actor, Director Named Chair of Theatre Department at University of Mobile’s Alabama School of the Arts

Kathy Dean Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Professional actor, director and stuntman Stewart Hawley has joined the University of Mobile faculty as chair of the theatre department in the Alabama School of the Arts (ASOTA). The assistant professor of theatre has performed and directed with professional companies from the Rome Shakespeare Company to the Batman Stunt Show, and appeared in films and commercials. Hawley …

What I Learned From My Freshman Year

JoAnna Garrett Arts, Faith

Walking into my freshman year of college at the University of Mobile, I had no idea how it was going to turn out. I had certain expectations for how some of it would be, but for the most part, I was completely clueless. But, I knew God had a plan for me, and that was all that I needed. People …

Worship Technology is My Major

Katie West Arts, Experience

Worship Technology majors. We are the ones behind the curtains. We are the ones behind the sound or lighting boards. We are the ones behind video cameras or in video trucks. We are the ones that go unnoticed until something does not go as planned. At times, it is stressful. It is a position where everyone has to be on …

University of Mobile’s Steinway Artist Kadisha Onalbayeva Wins National Composition Prize

Kathy Dean Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – A solo piano composition titled “Think…Together” earned University of Mobile music professor and Steinway Artist Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva top honors from the National Federation of Music Clubs. Onalbayeva was named winner of the 2019 Glad Robinson Youse Composition Competition by the NFMC, the largest nonprofit organization in America that promotes and supports American music, performers and music …

Fully Embrace the College Experience

Travis Hudson Arts, Experience, Student Life

Some would say you can’t do everything, that you have to choose. But if you have two passions – in my case it’s medicine and music – you really can have it all. At least, that’s my experience as a student at the University of Mobile. I am a Pre-Med major and have also been very heavily involved in the …

Follow Your Heart to Your College Major

Ashton Mack Arts, Experience

Choosing a college major isn’t always easy. The first time I chose my major, I selected a degree that I felt family and friends expected for me. But while medicine fascinates me, it is not where my heart is. I have had a dream since I was a kid to sing. So when I had the opportunity to be part …