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Alan Goldspiel, Chair

An international soloist and chamber musician, Alan Goldspiel has performed world premieres at NY’s Carnegie and CAMI Halls, been featured on NPR radio stations from coast to coast, and performed in the critically acclaimed Goldspiel/Provost Duo. “A most expressive performer,” “brilliant execution,” “entranced the audience,” and “accomplished and sensitive” are some of the accolades the press has used to describe his playing. He has been a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Philharmonic, Sinfonie-by-the-Sea, Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, and he served as an Artist-in-Residence for North Carolina’s prestigious Visiting Artists Program, presenting over eighty concerts throughout that state. Goldspiel was the only guitarist to be honored with the Marshall Dodge Award from the Performing Artists Associates of New England.

As a composer, Dr. Goldspiel’s music has been performed at international and national events, including the conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, International Clarinet Association, and National Association of Composers/USA. He was the 2013 recipient of an Escape to Create Residency in Seaside, Florida and was awarded the 2014 Alabama Music Teachers Association State Composition Commission.

He was the 2006 recipient of the James Alvey Smith Endowed Professorship for excellence in teaching, the 2002 recipient of Louisiana Tech’s University Senate Chair Award for excellence in teaching, research, and service, and given the Louisiana State Arts Council’s 2004-2005 Artist Fellowship Award for artistic excellence. He has taught at the International Guitar Festival held at The Hartt School, University of Hartford, where he remains the only guitarist to be designated University Scholar for his research on the music of Heitor Villa-lobos.

Currently, Dr. Goldspiel is Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Music at the University of Montevallo.