Monday Mission, 6/22/09
Stephen Brooks Knight has been Samford’s Resident Carillonneur for thirty-five years. Usually on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., but sometimes on other special occasions, Mr. Knight scales the heights of the Davis Library tower to delight our university (and the surrounding area of Homewood) with a recital on the Rushton Memorial Carillon. Mr. Knight has received numerous awards and honors, including the City of Mechelen Carillon Composition prize from the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, and the Young Blind Composers Award from the National Federation of Music Clubs. He also received the Samuel P. Hayes Award from the Perkins School for the Blind and the Harry R. Wilson Award from Samford University.
The world is better because of the music of Stephen Knight.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.