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Acappella Singing


While it has been only in recent years that instrumental music has come to be a widespread practice in church worship, this comparatively new practice has become so universal in some religious groups that many persons would be surprised to know that there are religious people…


Shape-Note “Singing School”

Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church
811 Runyan Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37405

will host a
Shape-Note “Singing School”
(Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do)

June 1-4, 2014


Classes will be conducted primarily by Philip Green, who has decades of experience in music  education – including conducting numerous singing schools across the country with students varying widely in age and musical experience.

  • Families and all ages are welcome!
    We do request that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult.
  • Lunch and supper will be provided Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • There is no charge to attend; you may contribute to a love offering for Mr. Green.
  • The school will focus on learning about pitch, rhythm, sight-reading shape notes (Do, Re, Mi…), tone production, harmony, and musical interpretation.
  • We will mostly sing classic hymns a capella in four-part harmony.


The schedule is as follows:

Singing School Schedule

Sunday night








10:00A – 12:00P

  Session 1 Session 1 Session 1

12:00P – 1:00P

Lunch Lunch Lunch

1:00P – 2:00P

Session 2 Session 2 Session 2

2:00P – 3:30P

Session 3(Song Leading) Session 3(Song Leading) Session 3(Song Leading)

3:30P – 5:00P

Recreation Time Recreation Time Recreation Time

5:00P – 6:30P

Supper/Welcome Supper Supper Supper

6:30P – 8:00P

Intro Session Session 4 Session 4 Session 5

Sessions 1, 2, 4, and Intro – Appropriate for all ages and skill levels.
Session 3 – Focuses on song-leading skills; all are welcome to participate or observe.
Session 5 – A capella song service for everyone.

RSVP to Pastor Andrew Huffman (423.227.3590, if you would like to attend or have any questions, or visit us at or