Sherilyn Samaan

Adjunct Instructor of Music

sherilyn samaan


Office: Mabel Wood Hall 107
Phone: 423.933.7305


Lic., Royal School of Music
AS, Lake Michigan College
B. Mus. Ed., Walla Walla University
MA, Boise State University

Music in Western Culture
Music and Movement


Sherilyn Samaan earned a Licentiate in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Schools of Music in 1967. She then completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Walla Walla University. This was followed by finishing an Associate Degree in Nursing from Lake Michigan College. A few years later she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Music Education from Boise State University where she studied piano under the tutelage of pianist Madeleine Hsu Forte, a former student of the legendary Russsian pianist and pedagogue Rosina Lhevinne of the Juilliard School of Music.

Mrs. Samaan also holds K-12 certification in Music Education and in English as a Second Language. She has maintained private studios in Belize, the Ivory Coast (while she and her husband worked as missionaries in West Africa), Michigan, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee and Georgia. She has taught piano at Columbia Academy in Washington state, Andrews Academy in Michigan, Spalding Elementary (piano and classroom music, choir) and Collegedale Academy in Tennessee. She has also served as Adjunct Professor of Piano and Group Piano at Andrews University and was active in accompanying choirs.

At present Mrs. Samaan serves as an adjunct professor at Southern's School of Music teaching piano and music education classes. She travels extensively with her husband, a professor in Southern's School of Religion, accompanying him in his ministry-related conferences and seminars during which she performs sacred concerts on the piano and Celtic and lap harps. She also volunteers to take student groups on mission trips, doing evangelism and preaching in conjunction with Southern's Evangelism Resource Center.