Orff-Schulwerk is a creative and improvisational approach to teaching and learning music. In a playful atmosphere of music- making, children build musicianship through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama. Orff levels training guides teachers through a scaffolded curriculum that engages all learners and meets standards established by the Alabama Course of Study in Arts Education. Register at eve.samford.edu.
For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind. His ability to capture spirit in word and song is unparalleled. One of the most creative and authentic artists performing today, Ken custom designs every musical moment of his performance with brilliant improvisation that defies description. With an ever-growing circle of friends around the world, Ken's vocal and piano artistry and imagination have reached audiences of 50 to 50,000 people in 49 United States and in more than 15 countries on four continents. Free concert.
Animate is a five-day summer program in worship leadership for teenagers and their adult mentors. It is sponsored by the Center for Worship and the Arts.
Worship Leader Boot Camp is an intensive 24-hour training experience for student worship leaders and student worship teams. With a practical focus on music skills and principles of worship leadership, Worship Leader Boot Camp prepares teenage youth worship leaders to plan, rehearse, and lead worship for their peers during the Fall semester. Participants will be taught in large plenary sessions, have the opportunity to watch a band rehearse and lead worship, and work in groups to learn songs on their chosen instrument. Students will leave Worship Leader Boot Camp knowing a total of six songs to use throughout the semester.
School of the Arts opens its theatre season with the heartwarming tale of the Edward Tulane, a rabbit on a journey of self-discovery. A special invitation-only opening FirstNIght event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27. Tickets.samford.edu.