Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association

The Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association (SHMHA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 63-1216235) whose purpose is the preservation and perpetuation of Sacred Harp singing and its traditions. SHMHA’s interests include Sacred Harp music, history, traditional singing practices, singing schools, singings, and conventions.

The Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association is delegated the responsibility for the publication, printing, and distribution of the Directory and Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings by the Alabama State Sacred Harp Convention. This publication has an annual circulation of 2,800 to singers across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Mrs. Shelbie Sheppard is the Editor. To order copies of this book, send $10 to Jeff Sheppard at the address below.

Camp Fasola

Camp Fasola Photo

The Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association is pleased to host the annual Camp Fasola held around the first week of July, since 2003. The five day / four night camp for teaching and singing Sacred Harp is held near Anniston, Alabama and is open to children and adults. Visitors to the area also can enjoy excellent local singings the weekends prior and following. Space is limited, so reserve your place at camp early. For more information, follow the link above.

SHMHA gratefully accepts tax deductible contributions of cash, stock, or other property to support Camp Fasola and other future projects to promote Sacred Harp singing. Memorial or in honor tributes can be acknowledged at your request. Cash contributions (make checks to SHMHA or Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association) may be sent to:

Pam Nunn, Treasurer
Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association
617 Ayers Drive
Anniston, AL 36207

Board of Directors

President

Jeff Sheppard
617 Ayers Drive
Anniston, AL 36207
256.237.1240

Secretary

David Ivey
108 Collington Place
Madison, AL 35758
256.922.8090
David@DavidIvey.com

In Sweetest Union Join CD Recording Available

In Sweetest Union Join is a 2-CD recording of the 96th session of the United Sacred Harp Musical Association at Liberty Church, Henagar, Alabama. It features over 60 songs and spoken word excerpts from this well-attended, memorable event and includes a full color booklet with historic photographs, including rare images of the 1959 convention. To order the CD set by mail, please send check payable to SHMHA for $22 (postage included) to Jeff Sheppard at the address below.