Birmingham Art Music Alliance - In-School, Outreach, and Tour Concerts


New Music for Young Ears II
BAMA JAMBALAYA! features BAMA Players Marc LeMay, electric guitar, Kurt Carpenter, piano and voice, Craig Hultgren, cello and e-cello, and Michael Angell, engineer, in an unusual modern concert involving DVD playbacks, live electronics, improvisation, and avant-garde new works by composers and performers of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, for the young in mind of all ages.

Hulsey Recital Hall
950 13th St. S., B'ham (near Stephens Center, UAB)


2-Piano Concert
BAMA Players - Ellen Tweiten and Adam Bowles, pianists
Friday, July 13, 2007, 3:00PM
Birmingham-Southern College
Hill Recital Hall, Music Building, FREE ADMISSION
These programs are part of the series, New Music for Young EARS II, made possible with funding from the Jefferson County Community Arts Fund, administered through the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.

Since the formation of the BAMA Players resident ensemble in 2004, the Birmingham Art Music Alliance has presented numerous programs in educational institutions, community centers, and remote formal concert venues.  Following are some of the locations where BAMA has presented newly-created music by living Alabama composers.
  • University of South Alabama (BAMA Players, 2004 and 2005)
  • Pensacola Junior College (BAMA Players, 2004)
  • Bevill State Community College - Sumiton, AL (BAMA Players, 2004)
  • Epic Elementary School (BAMA Players, 2004; Young Audience Project, 2005)
  • Martha Gaskins Middle School (Alabama Modern Collaborations, 2004)
  • St. Paul AME Church, Smithfield (BAMA Players, 2004)
  • Bravo Festival, Highland Park - Birmingham (Kathryn Venable and Kurt Carpenter, 2004)
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock (BAMA Players, 2004)
  • Avondale Elementary School (Bent Indigenous, 2004; Young Audience Project, 2005)
  • Drew Middle School - Lincoln, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Alabama School for the Blind - Talladega, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Birmingham-Southern College (Young Audience Project, 2005)
  • Miles College - Fairfield, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Shelton State Community College - Tuscaloosa, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Blountsville Elementary School (Young Audience Project, 2005)
  • University of West Florida (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School - Mobile, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Sidney Phillips Preparatory Middle School - Mobile, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Escambia County Middle School - Atmore, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Alabama State University - Montgomery, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • American Episcopal Cathedral - Paris, France (Kurt Carpenter, 2005)
  • Whatley Elementary School - Birmingham (Ara Saxophone Quartet, 2005)
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School - Birmingham (Ara Saxophone Quartet, 2005)
  • Birmingham Museum of Art (Kathryn Venable and Kurt Carpenter, 2005)
  • Duran-South Middle School - Pell City, AL (Young Audiences Project, 2005)
  • Alabama School of Fine Arts - Master Class (Luna Nova, 2005)
  • Moonlight Music Cafe - Vestavia, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • St. Paul's Lutheran - Cullman, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Jackson-Olin High School - Birmingham (Thelema Trio, 2005)
  • Daniel Payne Middle School - Birmingham (Thelema Trio, 2005)
  • Miles College, Noon Convocation - Fairfield, AL (BAMA Players, 2005)
  • Alys Stephens Center Kid's Club Series - Birmingham (Adam Bowles and Craig Hultgren, 2006)
  • James Davis Middle School, Bessemer, AL (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • Children's Dance Foundation - Homewood, AL (Alabama Modern Collaborations, and Enrichment Class, 2006)
  • Bevill State Community College, Relay for Life - Sumiton, AL (Craig Hultgren, 2006)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, Mid-day Performance - Homewood, AL (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • Mount Royal Towers - Birmingham (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • Fairhaven Retirement Community - Birmingham (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • St. Martin's in the Pines - Birmingham (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • Kirkwood by the River - Birmingham (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • Shelton State Community College Terrific Tuesday - Tuscaloosa, AL (BAMA Players, 2006)
  • University of Montevallo Recital Class Convocation - Montevallo, AL (BAMA Players, 2006)


    Sidney Phillips Preparatory Middle-Mobile, AL
    Photo courtesy of Chris Wilson