Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-04-17
Samford University's School of the Arts will present "Singing a 21st Century Faith," a series of free public workshops featuring noted music educator Michael Hawn April 20-22. Hawn is University Distinguished Professor of Church Music at Southern Methodist University and Director of SMU's Master of Sacred Music Program.

The first workshop, “You Are What You Sing, ” on expanding sung theology, will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 20 in Brock Recital Hall at Samford.

The “Global Song for Local Congregations” workshop, exploring the music of other cultures, will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 21 at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church (accompanying songbook is $7.95).

The final workshop, “The Lord’s Prayer: A Global Perspective,” is a free festival of congregational singing beginning at 4 p.m. in Samford's Reid Chapel.

For more information, contact Eric Mathis at or (205)726-2323.
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.