Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-03-09

Samford University’s Randall Richardson, professor of voice and coordinator of performance studies, and Mark Castle, assistant professor of theatre, presented Once More From the Top: God, I Hope I Get It as a master class at the Southeastern Regional Theatre Conference March 2-6 in Atlanta, Ga.

The master classes provide students with an opportunity to perform a package, which consists of a 90-second monologue and sometimes part of a song. Richardson and Castle give the students instruction and helpful hints.

"I love seeing the students perform the packages and helping them and seeing them progress,” Richardson said.

Castle has taught at Samford since 2005, and Richardson joined the School of the Arts faculty in 1980.


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.