The Division of Music offers opportunities for choral and instrumental ensemble participation to students of all academic majors at Samford. Students can enroll in one of our choirs, bands, orchestra, or chamber ensembles. Ensembles are taken as an academic course that counts toward general elective requirements for degrees offered throughout the university, or they may be taken for a 0 credit if the student is already at 18 credit hours. Please contact the Arts Recruiter to request additional information about how to join any of these bands or ensembles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor Band is an annual invitational event hosted at Samford for middle and high school band members each January. Participants are selected through a competitive application process. Learn More
Campus Worship Team
Chamber EnsemblesRehearsal times determined by the conductor
Contact: Mr. Samuel Nordlund
Percussion EnsembleRehearsal times determined by the conductor
Performs a wide range of works on various percussion instruments. Members must have considerable skill on percussion instruments ranging from drums and timpani to mallet instruments and some ethnic percussion. Members will also periodically be performing on steel drums, but prior experience on these instruments is not required for membership. Membership is by audition.
Contact: Dr. Grant Dalton
Worship Arts Ensembles (WAE)Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9:50 a.m.
Worship Arts Ensemble is a versatile ensemble that collaborates to perform music, dance, drama, and visual art from diverse worshiping traditions in service to the church. Audition only, open to any major. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Fall and Spring.
Contact: Eric Mathis
Performance Schedule 2019-20
Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Reid Chapel
April 14, 7:30 p.m., Reid Chapel
Learn more about the Worship Arts Ensemble.
A Cappella Choir
Ensemble Placement Audition Forms+
Auditions for wind, brass, and percussion players, who are enrolled at Samford University, are scheduled for August 26th, beginning at 6 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis. Auditions are required for membership. Students unable to audition for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at this time should email Dr. Brian Viliunas to schedule an alternate audition time.
String players should contact Jeff Flaniken to schedule their placement auditions.
Students should use https://imslp.org in order to find the part they are most interested in performing from Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers and Sibelius's First symphony.
Students should prepare 2-3 minutes of music that represents highest achievement for instrument.