Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-01-10

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.


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