Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-09-25

Young vocalists from throughout the state will gather at Samford University Friday, Sept. 28, for the Alabama Music Educators Association's (AMEA) Elementary Music Festival.

The 320 fourth and fifth grade students were teacher-selected to participate in the Honor Choir. After morning and afternoon rehearsal sessions, the singers will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. in Samford's Wright Center. The public is invited.

The program will include selections from American folk music. Julie Scott, coordinator of elementary music, Richardson, Texas, Independent School District, is guest conductor.

Sara Womack, who teaches at Hoover's Greystone Elementary, is president of the Elementary Division of the AMEA.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.