|Description||As part of the Northcutt Lecture Series, the Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies hosts Dr. James Abbington. He will present a lecture, "Reimaging Howard Thurman’s Use of Negro Spirituals in Worship." A reception will immediately follow in Cox Hall, Armstrong Browning Library. This event is free and open to the public.|
Dr. Abbington's research interests include music and worship in the Christian church, African American sacred folk music, organ, choral music, and ethnomusicology. Dr. Abbington serves as executive editor of the African American Church Music Series by GIA Publications (Chicago). He served as co-director of music for the Hampton University Ministers' and Musicians' Conference. In 2010, Hampton's Choir Directors'-Organists' Guild honored Abbington by naming their Church Music Academy after him. He has also served as the national director of music for both the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the NAACP.