Academic journal article The Hymn

James Abbington Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society

Academic journal article The Hymn

James Abbington Honored as Fellow by the Hymn Society

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James Abbington has been honored by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (HSUSC) at its annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, from July 12-16, 2015, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. This award, the highest honor given by the organization, was conferred because of Abbington's work as a scholar, editor, and practitioner of church music with a particular emphasis on African-American congregational song.

Born in Gary, West Virginia, Abbington studied at Morehouse College (BA) and the University of Michigan (MMus, DMA). He is currently Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the Executive Editor of the African American Church Music Series published by GIA Publications (Chicago) and has served as co-director of the annual Hampton University Ministers' and Musicians' Conference since 2000. Prior to his tenure at Emor y, he was a professor of music at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Mar yland, and Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Abbington has also served as Minister of Music and Church Organist of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, and as national director of music for both the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. …

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