SDA Music History


Music in the Church Service

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Adventist Hymnody (print-only version)

A Chronology

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 Hymn Singing in the Early Adventist Church and Ellen White  PDF


The 1985 SDA Hymnal

The Making of The SDA Hymnal

Wayne Hooper

 The New SDA Hymnal

Ottilie Stafford

Hymnal Committee Members

Companion to the SDA Hymnal


Organs and Their Masters in the SDA Church

Warren Becker

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1966 General Conference Session Music

From Battle Creek to Detroit: 150 miles and 103 Years Later (PDF)


1995 General Conference Session Music

Music at Utrecht


2000 General Conference Session Music

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The music at the 2000 General Conference Session in Toronto was chosen to create the festive feel of a truly global multi-cultural spiritual gathering. The reaction to the experience was mixed, with some seeing it as a healthy expression of global and generational diversity and others viewing it as part of an ongoing musical apostasy. Those viewpoints were expressed in the following articles which were published in the Summer/Autumn 2000 and Winter/Spring 2001 issues of Notes, a publication of IAMA.


A Glimpse of Things to Come?

The Music was Wonderful

A Secular flavor

A Global Music Paradox

Choosing the Music for Toronto

Other Music at Toronto

A Personal View: A Reflection in Diversity


 2005 General Conference Session Music (PDF)



Music in SDA Education


What Drives the Commitment? (Click here for PDF)

SDA Music Buildings (updated 2016) (Click here for  PDF) 

SDA Music Buildings 2016 update, click on links below for PDFs:

Washington Adventist University Music Building (PDF)

Andrews University Performing Arts Center (PDF)


Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities

Historical Overviews and Related Information

Music at Adventist University of the Philippines

AUP Plans New Music Facility (2005) PDF

Music at Andrews University  PDF (2006) PDF (2016)

The AU Howard Performing Arts Center Inaugural Concert 2003  Click here for PDF

Andrews University Honors Paul Hamel

Music at Atlantic Union College (2018) PDF (2016)

Music at Avondale College PDF (2016)

Music at Burman University (PDF) (2008) (formerly Canadian University College)

A Trip to China (2008) . . .   Click here for PDF

The New Organ at BU  PDF   Fundraising for the BU Organ  PDF

Music at Helderberg College (South Africa) (2011) Click here for PDF

Music at La Sierra University (2005)

The LSU Wind Ensemble at the 2004 CIDA Convention

Music at Oakwood University  (2006)  Click here for PDF

OU and NYC Trade Center Towers 2001 PDF

Crossing Over 2009 PDF

Music at Pacific Union College (2005)

Echoes in the PUC Church

PUC Wind Ensemble Opens 1996 CBDNA Convention

Music at River Plate Adventist University (1996) (Argentina)

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Music at Southern Adventist University (2004)

A Russian Odyssey: Journeys of the Heart    Click here for PDF

Anton Heiller Memorial Organ: Installation and Dedication: Click here for PDF

Music at Southwestern University (2007)

Music at Union College (2004)

Union College Celebrates a Legacy of Praise  Click here for PDF

Music at the University of Montemorelos (2008) (Mexico)

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Music at Walla Walla University (2018)  PDF (2016)

Walla Walla College Honors Melvin West

 The Walla Walla Symphony and Walla Walla College

Prism Concerts at Walla Walla University . . .

Music at Washington Adventist University (2003)

Columbia Union College at Kennedy Center   Click here for PDF

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Music Education in Other Countries


A 1994 Visit in Russia  Click here for PDF

Russia in 1995  Click here for PDF

A Russian Odyssey: Journeys of the Heart   Click here for PDF


Music in Brazil    Teaching in Brazil (1998) Click here for PDFs



SDA Music Festivals

SDA Music Festivals Overview and Timeline Click here for PDF of this listing and the next

A Pioneering Venture

Shenandoah Valley Academy Composers Festival Series

Commission a Composition - and Create a Lasting Legacy . . .  Click here for PDF


 Music in Evangelism

 Music and The Voice of Prophecy      Click here for PDF

The King's Heralds      Click here for PDF

Faith For Today     Click here for PDF

Music and Your Story Hour Click here for PDF


SDA Music Organizations

The SDA Church Musicians Guild  Click here for PDF

International Adventist Musicians Association

Twenty Years of IAMA Publications   Click here for PDF

IAMA Celebrates 25 Years!      Click here for PDF



Independent Music Ensembles


The Ambassadors  Click here for PDF

The King¬ís Heralds       Click here for PDF

The Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus Click here for PDF

The Heritage Singers  Click here for PDF

The Liberty Singers     Click here for PDF

The London Adventist Chorale

The New England Youth Ensemble      Click here for PDF

The Wedgwood Trio (Wedgwood)      Click here for PDF