Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-03-21Junior Samford University music major Josh Bullock won first-place in the upper division of an organ performance competition sponsored by the Birmingham chapter of the American Guild of Organists March 12. The Anniston, Ala., native is working on a Bachelor of Music degree in organ at Samford. He studies with James Dorroh, Director of Music and Organist at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Birmingham.
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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.