The Bob Moog Foundation is proud to welcome prolific producer, composer, arranger, conductor, orchestrator, and lauded professor of music technology and music theory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Henry Panion, III, to the Board of Directors.
Holding degrees in music education and music theory from Alabama A&M University and the Ohio State University, Dr. Panion is best known for his work as conductor and arranger for Stevie Wonder, and has led a number of world-renowned orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, the Birmingham (England) Symphony, the Orchestra of Paris, and the Melbourne (Australia) Symphony.
“Henry Panion is a giant in the world of music and music technology education, an award winning musician, and an outstanding community leader,” notes David Mash, president of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have Henry join our Board of Directors, and look forward to his contributions toward our mission to promote the legacy of Bob Moog, especially in the area of bringing education in the science of sound to more children across the US through Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.”
In addition to being President and CEO of Audiostate 55 Recording Studios, Dr. Panion has worked closely with artists like The Winans, Yolanda Adams, Chet Atkins, Aretha Franklin, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Chaka Khan, and many more. His own musical works have been programmed nationally by major orchestras like the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Cleveland Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra, and have gleaned multiple Grammy, Dove, and other national awards. Among many other high honors, Dr. Panion was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1995 and was the 2009 recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Civic and Cultural Advancement Award.
“I could not be more honored than to have an opportunity to work with members of this most-distinguished board to carry forth this great legacy, as the scientific inventions of Bob Moog have helped shape the entire music profession unlike any other,” remarked Panion. “ As an educator, music technologist, and practicing musician, the mission and goals of the foundation align so perfectly with my passion for educating the young and providing them with tools for success as I have been fortunate to have.”
Gospel Goes Classical – Featuring orchestral arrangements by Dr. Henry Panion with Jonathan Butler, Juanita Bynum, the Gospel Goes Classical Symphony Orchestra and Choir