UAB Director of Music Technology inducted into Alabama Arts Hall of Fame

UAB Director of Music Technology inducted into Alabama Arts Hall of Fame

Updated: 10:02 AM CDT Sep 27, 2019

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>> JUST TO HAVE ANYBOD RECOGNIZE THAT MAYBE YOU HAVE MADE A SMALL CONTRIBUTION, THAT’S PROBABLY MOST MEANINGFUL. MARY: INSTEAD, DR. HENRY PANION WAS RECOGNIZED IN A BIG WAY AT THE ALABAMA CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN DECATUR. [APPLAUS MARY: ONE OF FOUR INDUCTED THIS YEAR INTO THE ALABAMA ARTS HALL OF FAME. PANION WAS HONORED FOR H CONTRIBUTIONS AS A CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER, ARRANGER, AND PRODUCER. MUSIC PLAYED A BIG PART OF PANION’S LIFE SINCE HE WAS A KID. >> I WOULD GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY STREET BALL WITH MY BUDDIES, THEN I’D SNEAK IN THE HOUSE AND WATCH “SOUND OF MUSIC WITH MY SISTER, I WOULDN’T TELL MY BUDDIES THAT I WAS DOING THAT. MARY: HE’D GO ON TO WORK WITH ARTISTS LIKE STEVIE WONDER AND ARETHA FRANKLIN. NOW, HE’S THE DIRECTOR OF UAB’S MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. A PINCH-ME MOMENT FOR PANION? >> BEING AT ROYAL HALL IN LONDON, CONDUCTING THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC IN FRONT OF ME AND STEVIE WONDER BEHIND ME, THAT WAS PRETTY COOL. MARY: THIS IS THE WALL O INDUCTEES, IT’S JUST THE SECOND CLASS INDUCTED INTO THE ALABAMA ARTS HALL OF FAME. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT HAS ROOM TO GROW. AN ARTIST WITH A STORIED CAREER, LETTING THE NEXT GENERATION KNOW — >> I DO BELIEVE THAT IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER, THEN THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU. MARY: SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE WITH HARD WORK AND A BIG DREAM. IN DECATUR, MARY O’CONNELL, WVTM13. GUY: CONGRATULATIONS, DR. PAN ION. HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME ALONGSIDE SOUTHERN ROCK BAND THE DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, AND WRITER T

UAB Director of Music Technology inducted into Alabama Arts Hall of Fame

Updated: 10:02 AM CDT Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Henry Panion was honored for his contributions as a conductor, composer, arranger, and producer. Other inductees included writer Truman Capote, actress Nell Carter, and band the Drive-by Truckers.

DECATUR, Ala. —

Dr. Henry Panion was honored for his contributions as a conductor, composer, arranger, and producer. Other inductees included writer Truman Capote, actress Nell Carter, and band the Drive-by Truckers.

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