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Clarence Brooks Art and Design Series presents Samford Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
January 13, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery

The Sum of Our Parts features work by Samford's art and design faculty members. The exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery from Jan. 13-Feb. 3. The opening reception will take place on Jan. 13 from 4:30-6 p.m.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Misha Dichter, pianist
January 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Renowned pianist Misha Dichter is one of America's most popular artists. His global career spans six decades and he brings his wealth of talent to Samford's stage. This event is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Virtual Spring Portfolio Review
January 28, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Faculty members will meet with students applying to the School of the Arts art and design programs to review scholarship portfolios. Registration opens December 5.

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How to Make it in the Music Industry
January 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join the Samford School of the Arts Commercial Music program and entertainment icons Simon Lythgoe and Jan Smith for a special program on How to Make it in the Music Industry. These guests will also be part of the judging team for the 2022 Step Sing. Register today!

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The Fletcher and Nell Morris and the Miller/Shepherd Piano Festival and Scholarship Competition
February 3, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Established by Fletcher and Nell Morris to encourage high levels of achievement in piano performance, winners of the competition receive scholarship awards to study music at Samford.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents The Laramie Project
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Location: Harrison Theatre

The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, is seniors Scott Baron and Carson Blalock's Catalyst project. The play is based on the challenging real-life events of a hate crime committed in Laramie, WY. This play is for mature audiences only.

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A Cappella Choir Choral Vespers
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Location: Reid Chapel

The Samford A Cappella Choir will present Choral Vespers Feb. 4 and April 1 this spring in Reid Chapel.

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Guest Artist Alexander Wasserman, Piano
February 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Described as "a pianist of real firework" (ArtsAtl), Dr. Alexander Wasserman maintains an active concert schedule, with recent recital performances in the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, La Jolla, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland, Santa Barbara, and Washington, D.C., and others. Samford is delighted to welcome him to our campus.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Rachel Barton Pine, Violin
February 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Rachel Barton Pine is a celebrated violinist whose performances combine her gift for emotional communication with her fascination with historical research. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Patty McDonald Orchestra Series Presents Samford Orchestra
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Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford Orchestra will perform twice in the spring. The concerts will feature winners of the Concerto Aria Competition.

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Samford String Quartet
February 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Samford String Quartet, endowed by the Wilton H. Bunch Family, features faculty members Jeffrey and Angela Flaniken and Samuel and Caroline Nordlund.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sandbox Percussion and Elspeth Davis
February 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Sandbox percussion will perform with mezzo-soprano Elspeth Davis. Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent of this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Described as exhilarating by The New York Times, this group is sure to dazzle the audience. This performance is co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series presents Re/Vise, the Annual Dance Concert
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Location: Wright Center

The Samford Dance Company will present its annual dance concert in the Wright Center. This year's program will be premiering four new pieces choreographed by people of color. These choreographers include Gierre Godley of New York City, Kat Files, a Birmingham native now based in NYC, Ursula Smith of Birmingham and James Atkinson of Montgomery. Members of the Samford Dance Company will also perform pieces inspired by important historical events and influential people such as the Declaration of Human Rights, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Rides of the Civil Rights Movement. Company members have toured the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in preparation for this performance and have participated in discussions around racial injustice and reconciliation in order to encourage empathy and education. Re/vise consists of dances in a wide variety of styles - classical ballet on pointe, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, modern dance, and even West African.

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Samford Wind Ensemble
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Location: Wright Center

Samford University Wind Ensemble will perform twice this spring.

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Mary Louise Hodges Faculty Recital Series presents Samuel Nordlund, cello
March 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join cellist and faculty member Samuel Nordlund for an evening of music.

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Commercial Music Ensemble, Lakeshore
March 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Come hear Samford's newest ensemble, Lakeshore.

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Invoke
March 22, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join us for a evening with this multi-instrumental quartet. Its music is infused with traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism.  Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique contemporary repertoire.  Co-presented with the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

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Worship Arts Ensemble Spring Concert
March 24, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Come for a special concert and worship service with the Samford Worship Ensemble (WAE).

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Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert
March 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

The Chamber Ensemble Concert will include performances from a wide variety of student ensembles.

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Jon and Anita Lawson Jazz Band Series presents Samford Jazz Band
March 31, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Join the Samford Jazz Band for a fun evening of jazz favorites.

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Samford Worship Team
April 7, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

Join the Samford Worship Team for worship and music in Reid Chapel.

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Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series presents The Magic Flute
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Location: Harrison Theatre

The Samford Opera Company will present The Magic Flute, a heroic fairytale opera about finding your way through the shadow and light of the world. One of the most beloved operas of all times and a great beginner opera for all ages.

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Patty McDonald Division of Music Honors Recital
April 12, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Samford's Division of Music Honors Recital celebrates the talent of our students and includes music awards presentations.

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University Chorale Good Friday Choral Vespers
April 15, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Hodges Chapel

The Samford University Chorale will host a special Good Friday Service at noon.

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Steven and Gena Brown Vinyard Choral Series presents the Combined Choirs
April 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Reid Chapel

The A Cappella Choir and the University Chorale will perform in this joint concert which is also sponsored by the Vestavia Mafia.

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2022 Samford University Conducting Symposium
April 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

We are pleased to announce the first annual Samford University Conducting Symposium that will take place in April 2022! This symposium is an opportunity for current educators to hone their conducting skills with a live collegiate ensemble and world renowned clinician. This all-day workshop will include two conducting sessions (morning and afternoon) featuring the Samford University Wind Ensemble where participating conductors will receive individualized coaching sessions. This symposium will also offer two engaging informational sessions on reviewing conducting pedagogies and effectively integrating DEIA in music programs.