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Society for American Music Singing

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The 24th annual Conference of the Society for American Music Sacred Harp Singing, held this year in Kansas City, Missouri, was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Jesse P. Karlsberg leading 48t. Deane Root offered the opening prayer. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

Leaders: Kevin Kehrberg 455 (dedicating the evening to Ron Pen, who founded the singing); Erin Fulton 70b; Rhonda Machlan 475; Mark Clague and Dan Brittain 472; Joe Douglas 82t; Sondra Howe 128; Doug Shadle 347; Dan Brittain 43; Stephen Shearon 155; Sharla Hulsey 198; Leah Weinberg and Mark Clague 159; Doris Dyen 79 (in memory of Dovie Jackson); Austin Stewart 30t; Deane Root 28b (in memory of Japheth Jackson); Annett Richter 146.


Jesse P. Karlsberg called the class back to order by leading 129. Leaders: Dayle Dryer 362; Charles Freeman 145t; Gregory Camp 47b; Tracey Laird 208; Doris Dyen 45t; Deane Root 149 (in memory of Bob Reynolds); Erin Fulton 312t; Dorothy Glick Maglione and Rhonda Machlan 547; Mark Clague 183; Joe Douglas 277; Sondra Howe 287; Doug Shadle 163b; Dan Brittain 163t; Stephen Shearon 213t; Sharla Hulsey 72b; Leah Weinberg 186; Annett Richter 101t; Austin Stewart 414; Jesse P. Karlsberg 481. Jesse P. Karlsberg, Kevin Kehrberg, and Erin Fulton led 62, and the class took the parting hand. Kevin Kehrberg offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

The Society for American Music Singing occurs in conjunction with the Society’s annual conference, the date and location of which vary each year. The 2019 singing will convene in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Chairman—Jesse P. Karlsberg; Vice Chairman—Kevin Kehrberg; Secretary—Erin Fulton