Published on January 4, 2022 by Ashley Smith  
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After an exciting fall bringing back the arts to live audiences, Samford’s School of the Arts offers a wide variety of events for the spring as well.  The Art Gallery opens its spring schedule with The Sum of Our Parts, a combination exhibit featuring the work of 17 art and design faculty members from Jan. 13-Feb. 3.  This exhibit will be followed by guest artist Jamaal Barber Feb. 8-March 3.  Student exhibits will end the year including the Annual Juried Student Exhibition March 22-April 7.  All events are part of the Clarence Brooks Art and Design Series.

The Annual Honor Band Festival welcomes hundreds of middle and high school band students each year to work with clinicians and then to perform in the Wright Center.  This year’s culminating concert takes place on Jan. 15 at 2:30 in the Wright Center. 

The Davis Architects Guest Artist Series begins on Jan. 25 with internationally acclaimed pianist Misha Dichter at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.  Additional guest artists include violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Feb. 15,  Sandbox Percussion with Elspeth Davis on Feb. 24 and Invoke on March 22.  This guest artist series is also made possible by the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.  Tickets are available at

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Series presents The Laramie Project Feb. 3-6  in Harrison Theatre. Re/vise, the Annual Dance Concert, is Feb. 25-27  in the Wright Center. The Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith Opera Series will conclude the theatre and opera season with The Magic Flute April 7-10 in Harrison Theatre. Tickets are available at

Make sure to check the online calendar for student ensembles, faculty recitals and additional performances throughout the spring. 

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.