Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-09-26

Patricia Linhart, who teaches musical theatre at University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, will perform at Samford University Friday, Oct. 6, and lead a Master Class with Samford students on Saturday, Oct. 7. The public is invited to both events.

The Friday performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in Harrison Theatre. The program will include The Girl in 14G, four pieces from the musical play The Seven Deadly Sins, and other selections.

The Master Class at 10 a.m. on Saturday will feature Samford musical theatre and vocal performance majors who will sing literature from contemporary American musicals and modern American art songs. The session will be in Harrison Theatre.

Linhart is co-founding director of Carnegie Opera Theatre and a resident actor with Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio. A veteran performer in opera, oratorio, musical theater, dramas and industrial films, Linhart has sung with Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Symphony, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.