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Society FOR American Music Singing

Parkland Zoom Room (Virtual), Tacoma, Washington

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The singing at the annual meeting of the Society for American Music, held virtually this year in Tacoma, Washington, was called to order at 4:45 p.m. by Erin Fulton leading 59. Doris Dyen offered the opening prayer. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, unless otherwise indicated.

Leaders: Jesse P. Karlsberg 31t; Kevin Kehrberg 58; Esther Morgan-Ellis 207; Don Bowen 147t; Ginny Landgraf 32b (in honor of Rachel Adelstein); Will Robin 157; Ann Riley 40; Pat Coghlan 299; Eileen Ferguson 479 (in honor of July 4th); Gabriel Kastelle 61; Lu Zeng 228; Kay Norton 67; Bob Schinske 142; Barrett Patton 336. Erin Fulton led “Delight” from Franklin Harmonie, a version of 216 with a German-language text (related to a paper she presented at the conference).

Leaders: Deane Root 268; Doris Dyen 421; Don Bowen 510; Ann Riley 455; Doris Dyen 79; Philip Denney 120; Val Stoehr 532; Kathleen McDonnel 209; Ryan Bunch 312b; Barrett Patton 220; Bob Schinske 206; Deane Root 112; Ginny Landgraf 68t; Ina Shea 80t; Barrett Patton 434; Doris Dyen 254. Bob Schinske led the closing prayer. Erin Fulton led 323t as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

The Society for American Music Singing occurs in conjunction with the Society’s annual meeting, the date and location of which vary each year. The 2022 singing will convene in Tucson, Arizona.

Chairwoman—Erin Fulton; Vice Chairman—Jesse P. Karlsberg; Arranging Officer—Esther Morgan-Ellis; Secretary—Kevin Kehrberg