Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-09-11

Samford's School of the Arts will host a performance by tenor Roderick George in Brock Recital Hall Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

George is an experienced operatic soloist with a record of performance in the U.S. and Europe in diverse roles ranging from Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess to Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore to Rodolfo in La Boheme. He also performs with the American Spiritual Ensemble and specializes in art songs based on the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes.

In addition to his performance career, George serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo.

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.