Donald  Sanders
Lecturer, Keyboard Area
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: Buchanan Hall 104
Donald Sanders retired in 2017 after forty-three years on the faculty of Samford University’s School of the Arts. Currently he is an adjunct faculty member in the keyboard department.
He received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, Master of Music at Michigan State and the Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He completed further study in musicology at Northwestern University and in piano with Samuel Sanders at the Juilliard School.
Sanders has published numerous articles on Italian music of various genres and periods in American and British journals and was a contributor to the New Grove 2 Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is the author of Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua (Lexington Books, 2012), Experiencing Verdi: A Listener's Companion (Scarecrow Press, 2014) and Experiencing Schumann: A Listener’s Companion (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). During four interim terms he taught an undergraduate course in Italy that explored the country’s musical tradition.