The countdown is on to Step Sing 2022 celebrating 72 years of this beloved tradition! Step Sing performances will be held this year on January 27 - 29, 2022 at the Samford University Wright Center. We hope you will make plans to join us!

For those who are unable to make it to the live show, all evening performances will be live streamed at! You can follow along with the live show through the official Step Sing program.

Freshman Show Director Applications

Interested in directing a Freshman Step Sing Show this year? We're looking for creative and hardworking women who love Step Sing or know they will soon! We need students with leadership, music and dance experience who can work well with a team. Show directors and committee members will begin working on Step Sing starting the beginning of the fall semester, so, if chosen, you will need to commit all the way through Step Sing. Directors must be organized and show exemplary ability to manage a large group of people.

Not sure if you want to apply? Need more information? We will be hosting an information meeting during the first week of classes. Stay tuned for that date, time and location.

We will hold interviews to select the 2022 Show Directors for Freshman Girls and Freshman Ladies this September! All applicants will be contacted about interviews closer to the fall semester.

Ready to apply? If you have any questions, please email We look forward to reading your application!

Freshman Show Director Application

The Tradition of Step Sing

Step Sing began as a sing-along on the steps of Renfroe Hall at the Howard College East Lake Campus in 1951. It was held once a semester and soon became a competition. In 1957, Howard College moved to its present location on Lakeshore Drive, bringing with it the tradition of Step Sing. In 1976, Step Sing moved to its current home in the Samford University Wright Center.

Under the direction of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Office of Student Activities and Events, Step Sing is organized by students, including musical arrangement, choreography and costume design. Step Sing has become an educational activity in which students participate through leadership development, organizational administration, and time management. Students perform three days to sold-out audiences. It continues to be one of Samford's most popular traditions, and is a popular event not only among students, but also prospective students, employees, alumni, and the Birmingham community.

Step Sing Endowed Scholarship

In celebration of the program’s 70th anniversary, we are excited to announce the establishment of the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship! Through the years, students at Samford University have worked tirelessly to keep this tradition thriving, and Step Sing is thrilled to give back to these students and their academic pursuits. All Step Sing participants with at least one undergraduate semester remaining will be eligible to apply to receive funds from the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship.

Your gifts will go directly to the continued education of students at Samford University. We would be honored to have you join us in this endeavor.

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