Presbyterian Association of Musicians, USA

The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) was founded in 1970 in the wake of the announcement the previous year that the Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) would not longer sponsor the Presbyterian Conference on Church Music (see Montreat Conferences on Worship and Music*).  An ad hoc group of leaders, Jerry Black, chair (1938-), David W. McCormick* (1928-2019), James R. Sydnor*, Richard Peek (1927-2005), Herbert Archer (1922-2005), William Whitehead (1938-2000), Mabel Boyter (1905-2000), and Adele Dieckmann McKee (1928-) began planning the future of a not-yet-named organization which would serve members of the ‘southern’ Presbyterian...

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