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Samford Music Students Win First Place and Honorable Mention at AMTA Collegiate State Piano Competition
On Sunday, April 7, two Samford University music students, Shannon Boutwell and James Powers, competed in the Alabama Music Teachers Association (AMTA) Piano Competition. Powers received honorable mention in the upper division and Boutwell secured first place in the lower division.
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"The Dream Deferred" Art Exhibition Unveiled on Campus
Geoff Sciacca, associate professor in Samford University’s School of the Arts, has recently coordinated the installment of a unique and original art exhibit that is currently on display on the third floor of Dwight Beeson Hall. Creativity and a call-to-action come alive in this colorful collection of works from more than 40 diverse artists across the United States and Puerto Rico.
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School of the Arts Division of Music Hosts Annual Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony
Samford University School of the Arts’ annual Division of Music Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony took place Tuesday, March 26, in Brock Recital Hall. Hosted by Joel Davis, interim chair of the Division of Music, the event was attended by faculty, staff, students, donors and parents. Dean Lance Beaumont gave a brief welcome greeting to kick off the evening.
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Samford Department of Art and Design Awards Presented at Juried Art Show
Samford University students were presented with art and design departmental awards on Monday, March 25, during the opening reception of the 2024 Juried Art Student Showcase. Students, faculty and members of the community came to view the pieces displayed. From the 160 submissions, only 40 were chosen to be presented in the gallery.
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Andrews, Executive Director of Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts, Receives Grant for Fostering Leadership for Communities of Faith
Samford University is among a select group of Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) members to receive a grant for Fostering Leadership for Communities of Faith from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Through this initiative, CIC aims to develop and strengthen programs designed to support students who are exploring future leadership roles in communities of faith. Emily Andrews, executive director of the Center for Worship and the Arts and assistant professor of music and worship, is excited about directing the project. She aims to leverage Samford’s expertise and network in the arts to empower emerging artists toward faithful, lifelong worship and discipleship.
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Samford Commissions Second World Premiere Theatre Production in One Season: Tomorrow, the Island Dies
Samford University School of the Arts is excited to present its second commissioned world premiere production of the season, Tomorrow, the Island Dies. The musical will debut from April 11-14, 2024, in Harrison Theatre. Chelsea Reynolds Nicholson, assistant professor of musical theatre at Samford, SAG-AFTRA actor and the director of Tomorrow, the Island Dies, collaborated with the esteemed composer, Ryan Scott Oliver, to realize her vision for the production.
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Samford Marching Band Rallies the Bulldogs to Victory in SoCon Tournament
Coleman Cox, a freshman biblical studies major and saxophone player in Samford University’s Marching Band, recently recounted his experiences at last week’s Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Samford Professor Honors Vestavia Hills Shooting Victims with Original Paintings
Nearly two years after the shooting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, psychology chair and professor Rob Elsner is honoring the three lives lost with his latest project, "Pilgrimage of the People: Liturgies for Labyrinth Worship throughout the Church Year."
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Samford School of the Arts Music Alumna Marjorie Trimm Shares Samford Experience
Marjorie Trimm, a celebrated Samford University music alumna, takes us on a journey through her life, which has been a story of resilience, passion and transformation. From her initial career in marketing and nonprofit management, to becoming a Certified Vocologist and acquiring a masters in voice pedagogy, to running her own studio, Trimm's story is a testament to the power of pursuing one's calling and the transformative role of education.
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Samford Art Students and Professor Larry Thompson Reflect on London Study Abroad Trip
In an incredible journey of learning and exploration, art professor Larry Thompson led 19 Samford University students across the pond to the heart of London in fall 2023. This initiative was part of Samford Abroad portfolio's flagship program, hosted in the Daniel House. The experience offered a unique blend of academics, cultural immersion and personal growth.
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Theatre Production: Behind the Scenes with Costume Design
Samford University’s School of the Arts takes great pride in the passion and thought invested into each theatre production. A theatre production comprises numerous elements and moving parts. Whether it’s script selection, identifying leadership roles, interpreting the script or casting, each step relies on the others for a successful show.
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Samford Opens First Art Exhibition of the Year, Deeply Placed
Samford University’s on-campus art gallery kicked off the new year with its first exhibition, Deeply Placed. Three women worked together to create this multimedia display, showcasing many forms of art. All pieces discuss the theme of the physical and digital universe. An opening reception was held Thursday, Jan. 25, to showcase the work.