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Society for American Music Annual Singing

Annual Conference of the Society For American Music,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Friday night, March 7, 2014

The 20th annual Society for American Music Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Ron Pen offering opening remarks, and leading 73b. Song selections were from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

Leaders: Tom Tucker 100; Rebecca Fülöp 47b; Deane Root 457; Jesse Karlsberg 460; Joshua Barnett 276; Sarah Kahre 516 (CB); Ruth Wampler 383; Matt Klinedinst 128; Erin Fulton 312b; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 430; Ed Stokes 499; Nikos Pappas 112; Doris Dyen 421; Stephen Shearon 155.

A memorial lesson was led by Ron Pen. He led 163b in memory of Dale Jackson at the request of Mark Clague. Announcements were made.


The singing was reconvened by the Chairman. Leaders: Tom Tucker 129; Rebecca Fülöp 186; Deane Root 254; Jesse Karlsberg 189; Joshua Barnett 228; Sarah Kahre 358; Ruth Wampler 344; Matt Klinedinst 45t; Erin Fulton 319; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 500; Ed Stokes 396; Nikos Pappas 48b; Doris Dyen 149; Stephen Shearon 64.

Ron Pen led 267, while the parting hand was shared, after which the class was dismissed.

The Society for American Music Singing is scheduled in conjunction with the Society’s annual conference; the date and site of the meeting vary each year. The 2015 singing will be held at Sacramento, California, on March 5, 2015.

Chairman—Ron Pen; Secretary—Nikos Pappas