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American Hymnody
Nashville, September 2005

On September 9, 2005 Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.) will host an
all day conference on American Hymnody.  Most of the presentations will
focus on Shaped-Note and Sacred Harp traditions.  Dr. Ron Pen form the
University of Kentucky will be the featured speaker.  For a preliminary
program and registration information, visit and click on the Hymn Conference icon.

The conference this year is held in conjunction with the United Sacred
Harp Convention, a premier gathering of singers from across North America.  
Those attending the conference are invited to stay and participate in the
singing on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11.  If you have never
experienced Sacred Harp singing on this scale, I assure you it will be an
experience you won't soon forget.  For more information on the United

Please join us for a exciting few days of scholarship and music making.  
Feel free to contact me if you need additional information.

  --Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Music Theory Coordinator
Belmont University

Office:  +1-615.460.8226
Fax:     +1-615.386.0239

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