Welcome to the Division of Music at Samford University. From the musical masterpieces that represent the best of the classical tradition to the most innovative works emerging from today's creative artists, our students and faculty are hearing, studying, playing, and experiencing it all.
With programs in performance, music education, composition, and music and worship, you’ll find our students and faculty engaging with creativity and commitment whether they’re in the practice room, performance hall, classroom, or the mission field. Our Catalyst program allows students new opportunities and flexibility to explore their talents and prepare for the ever changing musical landscape of today. Take some time to browse these pages. You’ll get a glimpse of the creative work we are doing but there is so much more. To really see, hear, and experience music study at Samford, you have to hear it for yourself.
See you soon!
Dr. Kathryn Fouse
Associate Dean for the Division of Music
Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy
The Division of Music is preparing musicians to enrich society through a diligent pursuit of excellence.
Music study at Samford University is essentially a threefold program, including training in basic musicianship, training in specialized professional areas, and studies in the liberal arts. The core of the program is musicianship-continuous study in music performance, including solo and ensemble experiences, along with extensive work in music theory and history. In specialized areas, such as teacher training, composition, and music and worship, requirements include training and experiences in the special skills and knowledge appropriate to the respective degree program to equip the graduate to function effectively on the professional level. The liberal arts requirements contribute to the breadth of knowledge appropriate for the professional musician.
The Division of Music of the School of the Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the teacher education program is accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education.