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.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.