Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-09-25

Young vocalists from throughout the state will gather at Samford University Friday, Sept. 28, for the Alabama Music Educators Association's (AMEA) Elementary Music Festival.

The 320 fourth and fifth grade students were teacher-selected to participate in the Honor Choir. After morning and afternoon rehearsal sessions, the singers will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. in Samford's Wright Center. The public is invited.

The program will include selections from American folk music. Julie Scott, coordinator of elementary music, Richardson, Texas, Independent School District, is guest conductor.

Sara Womack, who teaches at Hoover's Greystone Elementary, is president of the Elementary Division of the AMEA.

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.