For over a century, Samford has been a leading voice program in the Southeast. Alumni perform on the world's most acclaimed opera, music theatre, and concert stages. Faculty are distinguished scholars and performers. Opportunities include main stage opera productions, workshops, clinics, internships, and educational touring programs. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available.
An organisation's human resources, or human capital, are the people employed by the organisation and what every organisation depends upon to operate successfully. HRM refers to the activities and people that assist the organisation to meet its operational objectives by providing a motivated, well-trained workforce that understands the business and can contribute to its objectives.
HR is an area of continual change and is always responding to the business environment. HR is increasingly central to the success of Australian organisations both large and small.There are a diverse range of functional areas that fall under the HRM banner, including: workforce planning and recruitment, occupational health and safety/risk management, selection and induction, performance management, training and development, remuneration and benefits, equal employment opportunity, HR information systems (HRIS), IR, organisational change and international HRM.
The direct method to enter HRM is to undertake a specialised HR or business degree with a major in HR or IR, and from there, work experience in a base-level HR position. Junior positions may involve activities such as payroll administration and working with HRIS.
Many HR positions are created by growth in an organisation and by the realisation that there is a need to look after the people . In small to medium-sized organisations there is a tendency to appoint someone already employed within the organisation with a good understanding of the business to undertake HR activities, rather than recruit a specialist from outside the business.
Samford University has a dynamic partnership with Opera Birmingham, the largest professional opera company in Alabama. Masters students in vocal performance will be considered to perform in comprimario roles or to understudy principal roles in professional productions. Opera Birmingham's General Director, Keith Wolfe, will be present during graduate auditions to consider singers for roles. From the musical masterpieces that represent the best of the classical tradition to the most innovative works emerging from today's creative artists, our students and faculty are hearing, studying, playing, and experiencing it all. I want to find another Master Course With programs in performance, music education, composition, and music and worship, you will find our students and faculty engaging with creativity and commitment whether they are in the practice room, performance hall, classroom, or the mission field. Take some time to browse these pages. You will get a glimpse of the creative work we are doing but there is so much more. To really see, hear, and experience music study at Samford, you have to hear it for yourself.
Programme Structure Research in Music History and Application of Performance Practices I History and Application of Performance Practices II Analytical Techniques Applied Voice Instruction Graduate Recital University Chorale A Cappella Choir Samford Opera Opera Workshop
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic ability is evaluated on the basis of undergraduate and graduate academic records, a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and academic recognition. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrolling in the program. International applicants also should review our English proficiency requirements. Managerial potential is evaluated on the basis of the applicant's work experience and professional recognition. Work experience is preferred, but not required. Involvement in continuing education and extracurricular, community and church activities are considered as part of the admission process.