University of Mobile Presents ‘The Unseen Voice’ Felt Art Exhibit and Artist Talk

Sydney Snow Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile ballet instructor and award-winning artist Barbara Haines presents “The Unseen Voice” felt art exhibit beginning Oct. 15. The exhibit showcases an interpretation of Vaslav Nijinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” through the art of felt. An artist talk will be held Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery in Ben May …

University of Mobile’s Steinway Artist Kadisha Onalbayeva Releases CD: ‘Think…Together’

Kathy Dean Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile Professor of Music and Steinway Artist Kadisha Onalbayeva has released a new CD of piano compositions and arrangements titled “Think…Together.” The 11 pieces for piano were recorded on a Steinway B in Moorer Auditorium at the University of Mobile, an All-Steinway School. The CD includes original compositions and arrangements by Onalbayeva as well as …

University of Mobile Christmas Spectacular Tickets on Sale Now

Sydney Snow Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Tickets for the 19th annual Christmas Spectacular are on sale now as the musical extravaganza returns to the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile. Christmas Spectacular will be presented Nov. 18-21 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, Alabama 36609. Performances begin Nov. 18-20 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 21 …

University of Mobile Presents ‘Uncharted Blue’ Art Exhibit by Alumna Caroline Ennis

Avery Wilhite Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile alumna Caroline Ennis presents her free ‘Uncharted Blue’ art talk in the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery on Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. The talk is the conclusion of her month-long exhibit located at Ben May Hall on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Pkwy, Mobile, Ala. 36613. Caroline …

Alabama School of the Arts presents Music Pedagogy Workshop with Nationally Certified Music Teacher Barbara Laurendine

Sydney Snow Arts, Education, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama School of the Arts Piano Festival V will present a music pedagogy workshop: “Freeing the Sound from the Printed Page” with Barbara Laurendine, a nationally certified teacher of music. The free workshop will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Moorer Auditorium in Thomas T. Martin Hall on the University of Mobile campus. …

Q&A with UM Art Professor Philip Counselman

Kathy Dean Arts, Education

As a college freshman at the University of Mobile, Philip Counselman knew he wanted to work with his hands. Majoring in art offered him a way to create, to express ideas visually, to impact others. Today, Counselman continues to create, express ideas and impact others – particularly students at the University of Mobile. He teaches art at his alma mater …

The Academy at University of Mobile Offers Private Music Lessons

Sydney Snow Arts, Education, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile announces affordable, private music lessons for all ages available through The Academy in the Alabama School of Arts. The Academy will provide lessons in voice and instrument on the University of Mobile campus. Virtual lessons are available upon request. “The Academy at the University of Mobile has been such a great experience for …

Alabama School of the Arts Invited to Perform at Pensacola ComposerFest XVI

Zac Douglas Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Steinway Artist and director of piano studies and professor of music at the University of Mobile, Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva, and two Alabama School of the Arts students will perform at Pensacola ComposerFest XVI on Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Pensacola ComposerFest XVI will take place at Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium at Pensacola State College. The event is …

Q&A with UM Music Education Prof Charlotte Hester

Kathy Dean Arts, Education, Learning

Dr. Charlotte Hester never dreamed she would be a classroom teacher as she was going through college and earning her bachelor’s degree in piano performance. However, God had other plans, she said. “When my oldest child started first grade, his school needed a music teacher, and I found that I loved teaching. When my kids went to college, so did …