I recently launched a new site, jpkarlsberg.com, to feature my work on the practice and study of Sacred Harp singing and questions of scholarly expression involving interdisciplinarity, digital humanities, and public scholarship.
I will be posting news and updates there and will likely cease posting to the news section of jpk.silversand.org though I will keep the archives online.
Visit jpkarlsberg.com and join the conversation.
This fall I will be beginning my work toward the PhD at the Graduate Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I am excited to start my work there, which will focus on Sacred Harp singing in the 19th and 20th centuries, the formation of a musical style, and the social, religious, and political context of the music and its authors.
I’ll be the featured singing master this weekend in Chicago, IL at the Warm Winter Singing Camp, held the day before the 26th Chicago Anniversary Singing. The singing school will also feature instruction by Richard DeLong, Judy Hauff, Ted Mercer, and Lisa Grayson.
For more information, visit the Chicagoland Sacred Harp Singing web site.
Hope to see any of you who might be in the Chicago area this weekend.
I’m happy to announce that the Sacred Harp Singing School I taught at Bennington College this fall will continue in the Spring as a full-semester course. The weekly class will feature instruction in the practice, traditions, and history of Sacred Harp singing.
Once again I’ll be at Bennington as a visiting singing master. Bennington College students can register for the class for credit, but the singing schools will be open to the general public as well.
The course is listed on the Bennington College web site, and you can contact me for more information as well.
This fall I’ll be teaching a class on Sacred Harp singing at Bennington College in Bennington Vermont as a visiting singing master at the college.
The course will have an enrollment of 30-40 undergraduates, but is open to the public as well, so this is a great opportunity to learn about Sacred Harp singing for anybody in the area.
Please contact me for more information.
I’m happy to announce the publication of the 2nd edition of the Subliminal History of New York State: Route of Progress tunebook. Published by the Society of Subliminal State, this book features 53 original shape note compositions, with music written by me and lyrics by Carrie Dashow. I designed the book, and Carrie Dashow wrote the book’s words and contributed the illustrations.
For this new edition, roughly 20 songs have been improved or corrected, and the introductions and rudiments of music sections have been updated.
You can order copies of the book for $20 through the Society for a Subliminal State store. Read more about the tunebook in the artworks and compositions section of this site.
Beginning later this month on the 3rd Tuesday and continuing every month until October I will be teaching a singing school in Cambridge, NY in the Lovejoy Building at Hubbard Hall. The singing school will begin each month at 7 pm and last for about an hour. We’ll then take a break, followed by singing from the Sacred Harp until 9 or 9:30.
This singing school is an opportunity for individuals in the Cambridge area to learn more about Sacred Harp singing in advance of the New York State Sacred Harp Singing Convention, to be held at Hubbard Hall on October 17-18, 2009.
Visit the New York State Convention web site for more information.