Shape-note singing school

  • on 16 Oct 2013
  • Convocation Hall

On Oct. 16, a shape-note singing school will be held in Convocation Hall. The rudiments of shape-note hymn singing in the Sacred Harp tradition will be presented by singing master Terry Wooten. (The term “sacred harp” refers to the human voice—that is, the musical instrument we were given at birth.) Wooten has taught throughout the Southeast and internationally, and is a descendant of the famed Wooten family (from Sand Mountain, Ala.) that has been singing Sacred Harp for more than a century.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Anyone with an interest in Sacred Harp singing is encouraged to participate. A reception will follow.

This is the final plenary session for Sewanee’s Finding Your Place program. The event is jointly sponsored by the Finding Your Place initiative and the Music Department.