Dr. James Abbington, Clinician


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
  • Walk away with over $30.00 worth of resources
    from GIA for only $25.00 (preregistration only)
  • Work with renown clinician and author
    Dr. James Abbington
  • Experience the excitement of singing in a large
    group of enthusiastic people

Register now for a music seminar in your area!

Upcoming 2019 dates and locations





Orlando, FL
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
1000 Bethune Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

Saturday, March 09, 2019


Oklahoma City, OK
9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church
5700 N Kelley Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Columbia, SC
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
2224 Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204

Saturday, March 23, 2019


Indianapolis, IN
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Witherspoon Presbyterian Church
5136 N. Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46228

Saturday, May 04, 2019





  • $25/person
  • 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.


  • $30/person
  • Does NOT guarantee a book or an octavo packet.

We strongly encourage everyone to preregister to ensure a book and octavo packet!

Additional Resources

African American Church Music 2016 Catalog
View products from the AACMS