Birmingham, you can cheer for Samford University because the school just opened the doors to its newly renovated music building. Keep reading to see how the Bulldogs celebrated the opening of Buchanan Hall and what was included in the renovations.
Samford University officially opens Buchanan Hall
On September 1, Samford University officially opened its music building, Buchanan Hall, after 18 months of renovations. Since 1958, this building has been the home of Samford’s music program and needed some TLC to be a better learning place for students.
To celebrate this finished project, the Bulldog community had a ribbon cutting. Of course, Samford President Beck A. Taylor was a the event along with:
- Civic leaders
- Renovation team members
Music students joined the festivities
Samford music students we’re also part of this exciting day. Members part of the Samford a cappella choir and marching band performed during the ceremony. Plus, a jazz ensemble welcomed guests into Buchanan Hall with their rendition of When The Saints Go Marching In.
What was included in the renovations?
This building on Samford’s campus had a total makeover to better suit the needs of music students by encouraging growth and access for everyone. The renovations include:
- Additional stairs
- Instrument storage
- New elevator
- Practice rooms
- Recording studio
- Sound proofing
- Student commons
- Technology-efficient classrooms and labs
“The technology in all classrooms, teaching studios, practice rooms and student commons areas strengthens curriculum and learning. Theoretically, a student can participate in a conference or master class with professionals across the globe in any of these spaces.”Cindy St. Clair, Interim Chair of the Division of Music, Samford University
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