Skip to main content
June 29, 2016

Goldspiel named 2016 Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellow

Montevallo, Ala. – Chair and Professor of Music, Dr. Alan Goldspiel, was recently awarded a fellowship at the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) June meeting in Montgomery.

Goldspiel received a music grant from ASCA for $5,000. Goldspiel’s compositions exhibit a variety of thematic melodies that are well suited for musicians and audiences. He has also been praised for having imaginative work that explores new musical ideas.

“It is widely held in higher education that creativity has become an essential attribute for success in the 21st century,” said Dr. Steven Peters, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “Dr. Goldspiel’s accomplishment reflects the CoFA’s commitment to creative thinking in the areas of teaching, creative activity, service and our ongoing dedication to the essential role of the arts as an engine of student success.”

The fellowship grants awarded by ASCA are given to individual artists and are based on merit of work, career achievement, professional development and service to the state.

“Our state is fortunate to have so many artists from every artistic discipline producing works of the highest caliber,” said Dora James, ASCA chair.

Fellowships are given to individual artists working in arts administration, crafts, dance, design, media/photography, music, literature, theatre and visual arts. These awards recognize artistic excellence as well as professional commitment and maturity. Recipients may use funds to set aside time to create art, improve their skills or do what is most advantageous to enhance their artistic careers.

ASCA awarded 16 fellowships, including one arts administration fellowship totaling $80,000, and seven Arts and Cultural Facilities grants totaling $177,500, for a grand total of $257,500

Press ReleasesJune 19, 2018

Montevallo honored among National Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. It continues to be one of only two schools in Alabama marked with the Public College of Distinction achievement.   UM has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. “We are very pleased […]

Read More
Press ReleasesJune 11, 2018

UM Concert Choir completes international concert tour of United Kingdom and France

The UM Concert Choir performed in a variety of prestigious locations across the United Kingdom and France as part of their second international concert tour, May 12-23.   Twenty-seven students, along with conductor Melinda Doyle, featured faculty soloist Roderick George and faculty documentarian Becky Halliday, performed in seven venues over 11 total days, including the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and King’s College in Cambridge.  “Traveling is one of the […]

Read More
Press ReleasesJune 8, 2018

UM named one of the best colleges for veterans in 2018

The University of Montevallo is one of the best higher education institutions for U.S veterans, according to a recently released ranking by college review aggregator, College Consensus.  Out of 192 total public and private colleges and universities included in the list, UM is ranked 37th, making it one of only three Alabama colleges included in the top 50.  To be considered, each institution had to meet several specific criteria, […]

Read More