IAMA  Journal   Newsletters    Notes  Publications of the International Adventist Musicians Association

1985 - 2019

Autumn 2019 (Final Issue, mailed in November 2019)
 Summer 2019
Segue (7)
Personal Notes
. Robert Lowell Knipple, Jr.
. Joseph Dean Kravig
. Jose Luis Oviedo
. Deborah Thurlow
. Charles Lynn Wheeler
. John Walter Neuman
. Ellis Eric Olson
. James (Jimmy) Ohlen Rhodes
. Christina Marianne Sjoren Scriven
. John Thurber
. Charles Lynn Wheeler
. Jeffrey Wood
Music Position Listings (3)
Autumn 2018
  • Oakwood University Aeolians capture top awards at World Choir Games . . .
  • Takoma Academy Choirs capture medals at World Choir Games 
  • Montecito International Music Festival
  • North American Division College/University emrollments
  • NAD SDA college/university music major enrollments 2009-2018
  • Herbert Blomstedt Celebrates 90th and 91st Birthdays with ongoing conducting appointments 
Segue (24 listings)
Position Listings for 2019-2020 schoolyear (1-3)
Personal Notes
  • Brenda Hanson Mohr and Craig Mohr
  • Lyn Ritz
  Myrn Marvel O\'Brien Corban  1931 - 2017
  Charles Garland Edwards 1926-2018
  Jerry Arnold Taylor  1952-2018
Spring/Summer 2018
  • Atlantic Union College Closes . . .
  • La Sierra University Wind Ensemble Tours in Europe 
  • New German-language Hymnal
  • Montecito International Music Festival
Segue (3)
Music Position Listings for 2018-2019 schoolyear (1-11)
Personal Notes
  •  Charles Reid
  •  Gio Santos
  •  Ardella (Del) Delker  1924-2018
  •  Grace Estelle Burke Cafferky-Will 1921-2018
December 2017
Music Position Listings for 2017-2018 schoolyear 
Segue (3)
Personal Notes
Summer 2017
Music Position Listings for 2017-2018 schoolyear (4) 
Segue (1-17) (includes 14 brief biographical sketches)
  •  Shirley Fogelsanger Beary   1928 - 2016
  •  Cebert Barry Edwards  1949 - 2017
  •  Anita Alice Cavagnaro Ford  1931 - 2017
  •  Winsome Lillian Baron Gane  1927- 2017
  •  Robert Lee McManaman 1926 - 2017
  •  Joan E. Cayo Sandmeyer  1927 - 2016
  •  Bjorn Daniel Keyn 1936 - 2016
  •  Emanuele Verona  1940 - 2008
Autumn/Winter 2016/2017
  • Music at the University of Southern Caribbean
Music Position Listings for 2017-2018 schoolyear (1-6)
Segue (6)
Personal Notes
  •  Karron Hislop
  •  Damaris Cordoba-De Matas
  •  Paul Cort
  •  Alonzo (Lonnie) Lang  1931 - 2016
  •  Ruth Bergstrom Jones  1927 - 2017
  •  Cynthia Owen Stokes   1955 - 2016
  •  Morris Taylor  1931 - 2016
  •  Alan George Thrift  1930 - 2016
  •  Ivylyn Ruth Traver 1929 - 2017
June 2016
Music Position Listing for 2017-2018 schoolyear (13)
Personal Notes

(Spring 2016


Music Position Listings for 2017-2018 schoolyear (1-13)


Personal Notes

Carlot Dorve
Aleta King
Kurt Tadao Miyashiro
Dan Shultz


Betty Ann Christensen  1924 - 2014
Marilyn Dillow Cotton  1933 - 2016
James A. Kempster   1936 - 2016
Reuben Gonzaga Manlaysay  1915 - 2016
Dale Rhodes   1933 - 2015
Bertil H. Van Boer, Sr.  1924 - 2014
Eleanor Jemile Attarian Wahlen 1926 - 2015

 (Autumn 2015)


Music Position Listings for 2016-2017 school year (1-3)

News/Personal Notes

Oakwood University Aeolians at Carnegie Hall
Southwestern Adventist University Singers
Adventist Musicians Biographical Resource Update
Tanya Anderson and Gerald Schafer
Marla Untersehr Danielson
Cristy Doria
Barbara Favorito


Richard Kaping  1941 - 2015
Charles Lefelia Pierce  1924 -  2015
Sydney Stewart   1927 -  2015

 (Spring 2015) Online Only


Music Position Listings (1-11)

News/Personal Notes

Ricky Little

Dan Lynn

Linda Neel

Marvin Robertson

Adventist Musicians Biographical Resource Update


Harold Eugene Lickey  1924 - 2014
Roy (Robert W.) Scarr  1922 - 2014
Robert Cheng-hai Tan  1936 - 2014


 (January 2015) Online Only


Music Position Listings for 2016-2017 school year (1-3)

News/Personal Notes

Andrews Academy in Guatemala

The Hinsdale Men\'s Chorus

Northwest Christian School (Puyallup, Washington)

IAMA biography Project Adventist Musicians Biographical Resource

Wilhelmina (Wil) Dunbar

Ivan Flores

Asher Raboy

Kraig Scott

Morris Taylor


Margaret Smith Hafner  1921- 2014

Gretchen Ann Pike  1942 - 2009

Jane Summerour Ralls  1926 - 2013

Pam Chanslor Rhodes 1950 - 2014

H. Lane Schmidt  1937 - 2014

Curtis O.B. Smith  1941 - 2014

Bertil Herman Van Boer  1924 - 2014

Evelyn Kraft Wallace  1922 - 2013

(Spring 2014) Online Only


Music Position Listings (9-16)

News/Personal Notes

Oakwood University Aeolians to compete in International Competition in July

Jason Max Ferdinand

Lilly Diehl\'s Piano Studio

Lily Pan Diehl


Felix A. Lorenz  1922 - 2013

Garland C. Peterson  1927 - 2014

  (Autumn 2013) Online Only


News/Personal Notes

Andrews University Music and Worship Conference 1994 

IAMA\'s Job Listing Service Listed 29 Vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year

Oakwood University Aeolians Continue  to Win Awards and Honors

Alan Mitchel

Kenneth Narducci

Bruce Wilson


Harlan C. Bates  1927 - 2013

Clarita Kaufman Burden  1928 - 2013

Janice L.S. Williams  1926 -2013



(Spring 2013) Online Only



IAMA member Ruth Jones Releases Songs of Love and Praise, a collection music she has composed 661.946.2657 PST

SDA College and University Music Majors in U.S., Canada, and Mexico (453 undergraduates)

SDA College and University Enrollments

Andrews University Sixth International Music Competition Winners

PUC hosts Secondary Music Teachers Workshop

Personal Notes

John Boyd, SWAU music teacher, retires

Terry Koch, music teacher, Rogers Adventist School, retires

Linda Mack, AU Music Librarian, retires

Bruce Wilson, band director at WAU, retires


Frederick Bacon-Shone  1924 -2012

Larry D. Karpenko  1944- 2012

Mary Tacoma Maupin  1905 -2012

C. Dwight Rhodes   1922 -2012


(Autumn 2012) Online Only


Related Articles:


Adventist University of the Philippines Choir Wins Three Top Awards in Famed International Competition
Oakwood University\'s Aeolians Take Top honors -Again! - in National Competition
Washington Adventist University\'s Music Building Nears Completion
SDA College and University Music Majors in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Mexico (491 undergraduates)
SDA College and University Enrollments
Alumni Awards Recipients, 2003-2011
Andrews University Sixth International Music Competition

Personal Notes

Herbert Blomstedt

Elsie Landon Buck

Kristian Leukert


Elsie Landon Buck  1922 - 2012

Juanita Stilwell McElwin  1928 - 2012

(Summer/Autumn 2011) Online Only



Adventist University of the Philippines Choir Wins Three Top Awards in Famed International Competition

Oakwood University\'s Aeolians Take Top honors -Again! - in National Competition

Washington Adventist University\'s Music Building Nears Completion

SDA College and University Music Majors in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Mexico (491 undergraduates)

SDA College and University Enrollments

Personal Notes

Alan Thrift

(Winter/Spring 2011)



Andrews University 4th International Music Competition

Atlantic Union College Discuss a working relationship

Oakwood University\'s Aeolians and Committed win national recognition

Les Cahiers on Facebook and its internet site

Walla Walla University ensembles tour in the U.S. and Canada

Personal Notes:

Dean Boward

Wilhelmina Mueller  Dunbar

Rachel Hyman


Hugh Martin   1914 -2011

Janet J. Miller  1916 - 2010

 (Summer/Autumn 2010)  


The Heritage Singers


Personal Notes:


   (Winter/Spring 2010)


Related Articles:

(Canadian University College, La Sierra University, Oakwood University, Pacific Union College, and Southern Adventist Universit)

Related Articles:


Andrews University brass ensemble tours in Germany

Collegedale Academy and an American League baseball game in Atlanta

La Sierra University\'s Wind Ensemble featured at CBDNA convention

Les Cahiers on Facebook and its internet site

Loma Linda Academy concert band tours

University of Montemorelos conducting workshop and brass group to play at General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia.

Oakwood University to launch comprehensive string program this fall

Oakwood University Academy choir and its conductor involved in community music activities

Union College presents original musical

Walla Walla University brass quintet tours in Europe

Walla Walla University hosts 45th annual music festival

SDA College and University undergraduate majors (460) and their performance areas

Personal Notes:

Jared Ballance

Heidi Cerna

John Nuemann

Jonathan Wall


Roger Theisen  1935-2010

   (Summer/Autumn 2009)


Oakwood University President\'s Spring Message sets Stage for New Musical Composition  (An oratorio inspired by the Simon of Cyrene statue by Alan Collins located at Oakwood University)

(Rudolf Strukoff\'s experience as a child in Europe during World War II)


2110 General Conference Session Brass Choir

Adventist Gospel Music Directory


Alma Montgomery Blackmon  1921 - 2009

Frank Graham Heppel  1918 - 2009

Barry Jon Lauritzen  1958 - 2009

Joni Mae Robinson Pierre-Louis   1927 - 2009


   (Winter/Spring 2009)  


The New England Youth Ensemble

(Historical overview of this ensemble, now in its 40th year!)

(Historical overview of the International Adventist Musicians Association)

(The story of this historic ensemble and its effect on Adventist Music)

(The story of a professional level choral ensemble, its director, and its success in a Florida community)


IAMA\'s Future

IAMA Biography Project

Atlanta\'s New Creation Choral Group & Its Part in President Obama\'s Inauguration

The Riverside, California, Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church Choir- Winners in Competition


Sacred Music Piano Festival at the Loma Linda University Church

Southern Adventist University Steinway Piano Project

Upper Columbia Academy Gives a Christmas Concert in Spokane\'s Fox Theatre

Columbia Union College\'s Concert Band Tours in Puerto Rico

Personal Notes:

Florence Clarambeau

John T. Dennison

William DeWitt

Ivan E. Flores

Jeremy Irland

LeRoy Peterson


   (Summer/Autumn 2008)


(Canadian University College choir members participated in a series of concerts that provided a cultural countdown to the XXIX Summer Olympic Games)

(Historical overview of music at Canadian University College)

(A personal experience by William Ness)

(An introduction along with a reprint of an article from Adventist Today on music in the Adventist experience)


Andrews University International Piano Competition
The Berean Eagles Pathfinder Club Drum Corps in South Bend, Indiana
Collegedale Academy\'s orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Pacific Union College $1.2 million piano project

Personal Notes:

Kimberly Bulgin

Elsie & Edwin Buck

Clarita Burden
Carlos Flores
Benjamin Gish
Matthew James
Ruth & Edmond James
Dana Magana
Karyelle Fleck Nielsen
Lovelyn Sampayan
Roma Sanders
Giovannni Santos
Cynthia Owen Stokes
Shi-Yeon Sung
Karin Thompson
Mark Torsney
Chi Yong Yun
Charles Zacharias
           Adventist Heritage Ministry
Battle Creek Academy\\\'s "Band Together Festival"
Canadian University College\\\'s Tour to China
Chile Adventist University
Georgia-Cumberland Elementary Chorale Festival
Southwestern Adventist University\\\'s "A Night at Myerson"
North American Adventist College and University Enrollments
Summer/Autumn 2007)
(Winter/Spring 2007)


 (Summer/Autumn 2006)


A firsthand report of the the premiere of a young Adventist composer\\\'s work by the National Symphony Orchestra.

An overview of the unique relationship that the WWS and Walla Walla College have shared for nearly a century.

Historical overview of music at Oakwood College, how its reputation for outstanding choral groups evolved, and how music has played a major role in shaping the school\\\'s identity.


Adventist University of the Philippines

Artistree Ministry

Bass Memorial Academy Update

Battle Creek Academy Band

Rocky Mountain Fine Arts Festival

Southern Adventist University Organ Students

United Youth Congress

Personal Notes:

Philip Binkley

Peter Cooper

Norman Crarey

Carlos Flores

Donald Huff

Greg Kapiniak

Sung-Jung Kim

Dean Kravig

Andrew Lay

Lloyd Mallory

Cyril Myers, Jr.

Kenneth Narducci

Marvin Robertson

Dan Shultz

Ryan Wells


Raiford D. Couden  1930 - 2006

Ellsworth F. Judy  1922 - 2006

Adrian R. M. Lauritzen  1907 - 2005


(Winter/Spring 2006)


An overview of music festivals in Adventist education.

The story of how the first conference-wide music festival for elementary/junior academy students started and developed

Historical overview of music at AU, including how music started and developed in its predecessor, Battle Creek College.


Southern Adventist University 8th Annual Chamber Music Festival

The Collegedale Academy Madrigal Singers

The Lewiston, Idaho, Adventist Church Christmas Cantata

Walla Walla College Hosts Suzuki Music Camp Week

Personal Notes:

J. Bruce Ashton

Denice Raymundo Dameron

Barbara Favorito

Richard Hickam

Jerry Lange


 (Summer/Autumn 2005)


Bass Memorial Academy took a direct hit from hurricane Katrina two weeks into the school year. This is the story of the devastation it brought to that campus and how BMA helped the surrounding community, and how the school was, in turn, helped in its initial steps to recover from this catastrophe.

AUP, a large Adventist school of higher education has started fund raising to build a music facility, the first on a campus that has always valued music highly..

Historical overview of music at LSU + listing of current faculty


Andrews University hosts 2nd annual Music and Worship Conference

Atlantic Union College continues its renovation of Thayer Music Conservatory

Canadian University College expands its Casavant organ

Portland Adventist Academy introduces its Steel Band ensemble

The Sunnyside Church in Portland, Oregon, honors Melvin West and Harold Lickey

Personal Notes:

Del and Lois Case

Gennevieve Brown Kibble

Raejin Lee

Bruce and Rosalie Rasmussen



Margaret (Peggy) Bell  1930 - 2005

Frank J. Kravig  1934 - 2005


(Winter/Spring 2005)


The story of the Voice of Prophecy from its beginning to the present.

A preview of music and related issues at the 58th World Conference of the SDA church

The story of how IAMA has grown and its publications evolved

Historical overview of music at PUC + listing of current faculty

Changes in music for college church services at PUC from the late 1960\\\'s to the present

How a violin-toting bodybuilder has helped evangelize Russia

Personal Notes:

Robb Dennis

Marvin Robertson


C. Warren Becker  1923 - 2004

Carolyn Rhodes Bisel   1938 -2005

Jerry Dill   1927 - 2004

Roy Drusky  1930 - 2004   

Bob Edwards   1924 - 2004

Norman Krogstad  1922 - 2004

Bill Shadel   1909 - 2005


(Summer/Autumn 2004)


This past February the La Sierra University Wind Ensemble was a featured group at the Christian Instrumentalists and Directors National Conference in Tennessee. The story of how that happened and how they did . . .

How a group of former brass players found each other, became a cohesive group, and rediscovered the joy of making music . . .

A Collegedale Academy music group\\\'s tour to Eastern Europe

Historical overview of music at UC + listing of current faculty


Gem State Academy Handbell Ringers

The Andrews University Band in Europe

Ring of Fire handbell choir

The Taylor String Quartet

Union College Piano Pedagogy Degree

The Vision of the Apocalypse at Carnegie Hall

Personal Notes:

Katrina Beddoe Koch

Jerry Lange

Betty Spalding


Charles Hall   

Ruimar DePavia  1961 - 2003


(Winter/Spring 2004)


Personal Notes:

Warren Becker

Audley C. Chambers

Ellen Cockerham

Jeffery K. Lauritzen


A listing of Issues prior to these can be viewed by clicking on Back Issues . . .(below)


 Back Issues of IAMA Publications (1985- (A listing of magazines and articles)

These magazines are available at the following libraries: Andrews University, Avondale College(Australia), Canadian University College, La Sierra University, Newbold College (England), Pacific Union College, Southern Adventist University, Southwestern Adventist University, Union College, and Walla Walla University