Adventist Musicians Biographical Resource
This listing includes professional biographies of over 1150 persons who are or have been associated with music in the Seventh-day Adventist church. It is a project that started in 2000 and concluded in February 2014 with the publication of the Adventist Musicians Biographical Resource book. Entries added to the website listings and biographies updated after publication of the book are marked with an asterisk (*)
Expanded version of this biography (+) now listed at encyclopedia.adventist.org
Last Update/October 31, 2021
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A 992-page hardcover biographical dictionary that includes these listings and related biographies is now available at Seventh-day Adventist college and university libraries in North America, Mexico, Central and South America, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, and the Caribbean. IAMA, Box 476, College Place, Washington 99324.
Reactions to the book:
An amazing book! . . . I appreciate the breadth with which you have defined Adventist musician, including entries about Sunny Liu and John Thurber along with those about Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse and Herbert Blomstedt. It is a treasure trove of information about that wondrous and wide variety of people who have contributed to the world of Seventh-day Adventist music. Dr. John McVay, President, Walla Walla University
The biographies are so well written! I have been enjoying reading the few that I have sampled. What a surprise to find my mother's musical bio among them (Virginia Rittenhouse Fagal)! I learned a few things from that one that I hadn't known before.
Thanks again for all the good work on these biographies. Together they are a monumental resource for the church . . .
William Fagal, Associate Director, Ellen G. White Estate
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Howard Allen Craw, Jr.*