Published on March 6, 2012 by Sean Flynt
Samford's School of the Arts will host the 2012 Alabama All-State Choral Festival March 7-10.
Approximately 1,200 middle school and high school students, along with parents and teachers, will arrive at Samford on Wednesday, March 7, for the four-day Alabama Vocal Association event.
The students will immediately begin an intense schedule of competitions and rehearsals in preparation for a pair of free public concerts later in the week.
The Middle School Concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9. The High School Concert will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Both concerts will be in Wright Center Concert Hall.
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.