Published on January 10, 2012 by Tully Taylor  


Three Samford University School of the Arts faculty presented at the National Opera Association annual convention Jan. 4-8  in Memphis, Tenn.

The presentation by Dean Joseph Hopkins, Associate Dean Kathryn Fouse and Assistant Professor Kristin Kenning was titled "The Dramatic Songs and Lyric Operas of Richard Faith."  The lecture discussed the life and importance of Robert Faith's music.

Hopkins presented the lecture while Kenning assisted and sang songs and arias by Faith. Fouse accompanied on the piano.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford's office of marketing and communication.


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.