The Division of Music offers opportunities for ensemble participation to students of all academic majors at Samford. These ensembles are courses that can count toward general elective requirements for degrees offered throughout the university. Please contact the Arts Enrollment Assistant to request additional information about how to join any of these ensembles.
The 2016 Samford Honor Band Festival is scheduled for January 7 - 9, 2016. Participants will be selected from over 500 applicants. Additional information regarding the Samford Honor Band Festival will be available in mid-September, 2015. Learn More
The Division of Music offers opportunities for ensemble participation to students of all academic majors at Samford. Students pursuing an academic major other than music can compete for an Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship by completing an application form and audition.
Instrumental Ensemble Scholarships are available for qualified students through an audition in strings, winds, brass, or percussion. If selected to receive an Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship, string students will participate in Orchestra during the fall and spring semesters; wind, brass, and percussion students will participate in an instrumental ensemble during fall and spring semesters, as assigned by area faculty in accordance with indicated areas of interest. Students receiving an Instrumental Ensemble Scholarship will receive $1,200 per academic year.
Priority scholarship consideration for students planning to enroll in fall 2015 will be given to students who submit the online application form and upload a video audition by January 9, 2015.
Prepare the first or last movement of any standard concerto or any movement from Bach's sonatas or partitas.
Prepare the Samford Fight Song for your instrument, plus one additional piece that demonstrates your highest musical achievement.
Prepare the snare part on the attached excerpts, plus one snare solo that is the equivalent of a medium difficulty level from the Rudimental Cookbook. Contact Dr. Grant Dalton if you have questions regarding percussion requirements.
Arts Enrollment AssistantSchool of the Artsarts@samford.edu(205) 726-4524Request More Information