University of Mobile’s Voices of Mobile Headed to White House for Christmas

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s Voices of Mobile, a vocal ensemble from the Alabama School of the Arts, will be singing Christmas songs in the White House while special guests of the president of the United States tour the building.

Voices of Mobile will be singing the evening of Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the White House opens its doors to the public to enjoy beautiful Christmas decorations and sounds. During the evening, the White House is only open to special guests of the president. It is during that time, that the Voices of Mobile will sing.

UM President Lonnie Burnett will accompany Voices as they travel and perform.

Al Miller, dean of the Alabama School of the Arts and professor of music, says this trip to Washington, D.C. is one that stands out for an ensemble that tours internationally.

Current UM faculty and staff members, Andrew and Jenna Goodwin, performed as students with Voices in 2006 and 2007 at the White House and say, “The trip to sing at the White House was among our most memorable times as students at UM!”

Miller says students getting the opportunity to be in the White House, tour the city and sing several impromptu songs around the nation’s capital, provides them with opportunities that add to their educational experience.

The Voices of Mobile travel locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Voices of Mobile will perform at the University of Mobile’s annual Christmas Spectacular that runs Nov. 21-24 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. To purchase tickets, visit


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.