UA Graduate Heading To Australia With Prestigious Music Scholarship
January 18, 2001 - Filed under: Uncategorized
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Recent University of Alabama graduate Adam Hill will be soon heading “down under” to study music composition in Australia with a prestigious Thomas Crawford Memorial Scholarship.
Hill, who graduated from UA in December with master’s degrees in music history and composition, will study at the University of Tasmania working toward his doctorate in composition. The scholarship, which covers up to three years of tuition and includes annual stipend allowances, is open to American doctoral students.
A native of Montgomery, Hill received a Presidential Scholarship at UA in 1988 and earned his bachelor’s of music. His compositions have been performed by the Johnson Symphony Orchestra of The University of Alabama, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and various other musicians and ensembles at UA. His works have been read by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Johnson Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago 20th-Century Ensemble.
Upon receiving his doctorate, Hill plans to return to the United States in order to pursue a career teaching music in a college or university setting.
Hill’s scholarship is not music-specific but is instead a university-wide award. It was created at the University of Tasmania by the late Thomas A Crawford, who was an American citizen who came to Tasmania in the 1960s to study at the University in Hobart. According to the university’s Web site, his bequest to the university provides opportunities for citizens from a variety of nations to study in a diverse range of academic disciplines in Tasmania.
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