GIA invites all ages, denominations, and levels of experience to join us as we celebrate of the rich tradition of music in African American worship, sing the songs of faith, and explore the profound history of American sacred music.

Gain a wealth of knowledge and skill, working with renown clinician and author Dr. James Abbington Experience the excitement of singing in a large group of enthusiastic people.


Upcoming 2024 dates and locations

A Morning of Sacred Song with Dr. James Abbington and Dr. Uzee Brown

Nashville, TN

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Wightman Chapel
Scarritt Bennett Center
1027 18th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Walk-in pricing for this event is 30$ and can be payable by cash, check, or card upon arrival at Wightman Chapel.

Earth and Heaven Sing
Hymn Sing with Dr. James Abbington featuring the One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism hymnal

Wheaton, IL

Friday, March 8, 2024

Armerding Center for Music and Arts
520 E Kenilworth Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Register Today

$20.00 per person (includes hymnal)

Student Registration

$10.00 per person (Student ID must be present at check-in. Includes hymnal)




Closes at 3 p.m. on the Monday before the event
Registrations after are $30/person

Group Preregistration

Take advantage of a discounted group rate!
$20/person for groups of 10 or more

Please note: Groups must be registered and billed to one account, at one time, no later than 3 p.m. the Monday prior to the seminar. After a group is registered, no additions may be made to the group.


Does NOT guarantee a book or an octavo packet.