Published on April 8, 2013 by Sean Flynt  
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Samford University's music calendar is swiftly, sadly, running out. Next week brings us the season’s final performances of Bells of Buchanan and Percussion Ensemble.

Patty McDonald will sponsor the Bells of Buchanan handbell concert April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

Our Percussion Ensemble will offer its last performance of the season April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.

Don’t forget that the Samford Art Student Annual Juried Show in Samford Gallery continues through April 26. You’re welcome to view the work any weekday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., but we also hope you’ll join us for the reception and award ceremony 4-6 p.m. April 25.

Our theatre and dance students had great experiences, to say the least, at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Louisville, Ky. March 6-10. Have a look at the results!

“I got 10 callbacks and two job offers so far. I accepted a job in Sugarcreek, Ohio, working for Blue Gate Musicals and will play Pam in their new musical ‘Half-Stitched.’”– Elizabeth Ann Naro

“SETC this year was great! I attended several callbacks after my initial audition, and I have accepted a role with RWS & Associates, a casting company based in New York City, as Cinderella, at Story Land in Glen, N.H. I am very excited for the summer ahead!”–Jocelyn Lonquist

“I got a job as Production Assistant at Arkansas Repertory Theatre”–Sam Shaughnessy

“I got a job as the Assistant to the Production Manager at Arkansas Repertory Theatre for the 2013-2014 season”–Matt Parker

“I interviewed with Stagedoor Manor and got a job as Assistant Choreographer for this summer. I attended a master class with VP Boyle, a vocal coach from NYC. I attended the keynote speech by Norm Lewis. I also went to New England Theatre Conference and got a callback for the New Bedford (Mass.) Festival Theatre for ‘Singing in the Rain.’” –Heather McCall

It’s always nice to see others recognizing the talent of our students and the quality of our programs. This semester holds a few more opportunities left to enjoy both. Stay tuned!
 
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