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Learn to Sing Sacred Harp

Singing, Sacred Harp, Shape-note, Hymns, Choral, Class/Workshop, Special Event

The Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers is pleased to offer several short singing school sessions that will precede the regular monthly Sacred Harp singings in October and November. During the session we will cover the basic rudiments of shape note singing as well as the history, context, and procedure. Novices are welcome, as are experienced singers who wish to deepen their understanding and leading technique. All questions are enthusiastically embraced. The sessions will be led by Ron Pen, a veteran singer and scholar who has led singing schools and workshops throughout the country. He is the Director Emeritus of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky. We will meet from 2:30-3:00 PM on Sunday, October 14th and November 11th in the Niles Gallery of the Little Fine Arts Library on the University of Kentucky campus. This will be followed by our regular sing from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.