Center for Performing Arts


Dr. Samuel Wellman

Piano and Composition
Professor of Music

Office: Performing Arts 138
Phone: 434-582-2097


D.M., Florida State University
M.M., Florida State University
B.A., Lenoir Rhyne College

Courses Taught at Liberty University

MUSC 141, 241, 341, 441 (piano instruction); MUSC 100 (Music Fundamentals); MUSC 331 (Composition); MUSC 318 (Choral Arranging); MUSC 205, 206 (Theory III and IV); MUSC 208 (Aural Skills IV)


Dr. Samuel Wellman has been teaching at Liberty University since 1992. Currently he serves as Professor of Music, teaching courses in music theory, choral arranging, music fundamentals, and private piano. He holds a B.A. from Lenoir Rhyne College and M. M. and D. M. degrees from Florida State University. Dr. Wellman is a nationally recognized composer and adjudicator having published over 1000 musical works.  He is also recognized in the local area for his exceptional sight-reading skills and his ability to accompany the most difficult repertoire with relative ease.

Selected Publications

  • Beyond Boundaries, Fingers at Play, and Fingers in Motion (Frederick Harris Music)
  • Keyboard Hymn Favorites (Augsburg Press)
  • Hometown, U.S.A. (Boston Music)
  • Sixty-Second Rag (Voice of the Rockies)
  • Hymn arrangements in The Church Pianist (Lorenz Corp.)
  • Hymn arrangements in Pedalpoint (LifeWay)