School of the Arts

Ars Nova, Incorporated is a 501(c)3 status non-profit organization dedicated to the performing arts, with an emphasis on music.  Operated under its auspices are a school for training in voice, piano, violin, cello, harp, children’s music, and theatre in addition to a production company which performs plays, musicals, and opera.

Alexander Technique Workshop on March 18th

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Workshop with Dr. Barbara Hudson, Certified Alexander Instructor Saturday, March 18, 2017  at Ars Nova School of the Arts, AB Stephens building-2828 Drake Ave Huntsville, AL 35805.

Group session from 10:00am to 12:00pm (lunch break from 12:00-1:00pm) Ars Nova students-$20.00 non-students-$25.00 Limited 30 minute private sessions available 1:00-4:00pm $40   Information and Registration 256-883-1105 or

Dr. Barbara Hudson

Dr. Barbara Hudson

Certified Alexander Instructor

Dr. Barbara Hudson has been a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 2002. She was trained at the former Alexander Alliance in Philadelphia, PA, now the Philadelphia School for The Alexander Technique. She is currently Music Department Chair at Snead State Community College in Boaz, AL, where she teaches Voice, Basic Musicianship, Music Appreciation, a semester course in The Alexander Technique, and directs the College Street Singers, the Concert Choir, and the Community Choir. She holds degrees in Choral Music Education, Church Music and Vocal Pedagogy. She has been teaching The Alexander Technique privately and in groups as well as presenting workshops on the integrated use of the body, mind, breathing mechanism, and the voice since 2002. She has worked with educators, fine and performing artists, exercise instructors, mind/ body practitioners, homemakers, business professionals, and persons of all walks of life to help them discover how their thinking affects their health and movement, and how to regain their natural coordination in their daily living.

Southeastern Region NATS Results!


Lower Level High School Women (Classical)

1st Place – Caroline Oldfather

Finalist – Belle Morris

1st Year College/Independent Studio Women (Classical)

1st Place – Anna Lee

 4th Year College/Independent Studio Women (Classical)

Semi-Finalist – Emma Britton

 Advanced College/Independent Studio Men (Classical)

1st Place – Tyler Henderson