Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-07-13


Samford School of the Arts alumnus Adam Murphy `11 and senior Jackson Pinder won a Silver Medal with their quartet, The Vigilantes, at the Barbershop Harmony Society's Harmony Foundation International Collegiate Barbershop Contest July 5 in Kansas City, Kan. The event was the 73rd Annual International Barbershop Society Convention, in which 50 additional quartets and 30 choruses from around the world also competed.

In addition to the group's medal, Murphy and Pinder were awarded a $1500 scholarship from Harmony Foundation International for participating in the competition.

The group's success at the competition is all the more remarkable because Murphy and Pinder met the other members of their quartet--Chase Guyton from Tennessee and Ian Galvin from South Carolina--just six months ago at the Society's Youth Choral Festival in Las Vegas.




About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.