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 2018 dates and locations





Philadelphia, PA
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
6361 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

Saturday, August 25, 2018


Columbus, OH
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Historic St Paul AME Church
639 E Long St
Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday, September 29, 2018


San Francisco, CA
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Third Baptist Church of San Francisco
1399 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Saturday, October 06, 2018


Brooklyn, NY
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Bridge Street AME Church
277 Stuyvesant Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Baltimore, MD
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The Open Church of Maryland
3920 Vero Rd. Suite B
Arbutus, MD 21227

Saturday, November 17, 2018





  • $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