A publication of IAMA

Current Issue (mailed in May)

(Spring 2016) Online Only


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

Previous Issues

 (Autumn 2015) Online Only


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

Past Issues:

  (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:

o    News

§  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

o    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)

o    News

§  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

o    Sacred Music Piano Festival at the Loma Linda University Church

o    Southern Adventist University Steinway Piano Project

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

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

o    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)

o    News

§  Andrews University 5th Annual Music and Worship Conference

§  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

o    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



    (Winter/Spring 2008)


Andrews University celebrates Blomstedt's 80th Birthday

Historical overview of music at the University of Montemorelos

Historical overview of music at Avondale College

o    News

§  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

o    Personal Notes:

§  Melissa Anderson

§  Robert Anderson

§  Byron K. Graves

§  Lucy Lewis

§  Harlen Miller

§  Natasha Hidebran Perez

§  Barry Walmsley


(Summer/Autumn 2007)


Music at Faith for Today, groundbreaking religious telecast.

Historical overview of music at Southwestern Adventist University

o    News

§  Appalachian Praise (SDA religious blue grass group)

§  The Creston Adventist Church Choir (British Columbia, Canada)

§  The Denver First Church NAD Arts Conference

§  Glendale Adventist Academy Chorale

§  The Sacramento Adventist Academy Bel Canto Choir

o    Personal Notes:

§  Debra Bakland (formerly Richter)

§  Elsy Gallardo

§  Glenn Hawkins

§  Marvel Jensen

§  Teona Martiashvili

§  Dwight Morgan

§  Matthew Sandvik

§  Michael Sandvik

§  Bob Schimp

§  Karin Thompson

§  Tim Vandeman


§  Dean Frederick  1928 - 2007

§  Carl Wessman  1935 - 2007


(Winter/Spring 2007)


Ellen White's experiences in and views about early Adventist music.

Historical overview of music at Walla Walla University, a program of many firsts in music in SDA higher education.

o    News

§  Gem State Academy "Cool Ringings Bells Festival"

o    Personal Notes:

§  Joanne Andersson

§  Joseph Eunkwan Choi

§  Rudyard (Rudy) Dennis

§  Bruce Kuist

§  Will Stuivenga

§  Jim Teel

§  Liva Zaigalve


§  Wayne Hooper  1920 - 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.

o    News

§  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

o    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.

o    News

§  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

o    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

o    News

§    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

o    Personal Notes:

§  Del and Lois Case

§  Gennevieve Brown Kibble

§  Raejin Lee

§  Bruce and Rosalie Rasmussen

§  Obituaries


§  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

o    News

§  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

o    Personal Notes:

§  Katrina Beddoe Koch

§  Jerry Lange

§   Betty Spalding


§  Charles J. Hall  1925 - 2004

§  Ruimar DePavia  1961 - 2003


(Winter/Spring 2004)


o    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