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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.