Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers

Old time music from the time when everyone was allowed to sing and enjoyed doing it

 Camp Fasola

Registration has begun for Camp Fasola 2018 at http://CampFasola.org

Adult Camp - June 10-14 - Camp McDowell - between Jasper and Double Springs, Alabama
Youth Camp - July 2-6 - Camp Lee - Anniston, Alabama
Europe Camp - September 17-21 - Wichrowe Wgorze - Chmielno, Poland

About Camp Fasola

Camp Fasola is a summer camp that provides an immersive experience for learning of Sacred Harp shaped note singing, history, and traditions. Multiple daily sessions are devoted to teaching Sacred Harp singing as well as times for singing, fellowship, and recreation. This experience provides a casual environment for learning and singing this unique American a cappella music form, which has its roots in early America.

Young campers learn the rudiments of Sacred Harp singing at Youth Camp, 2013.

Young campers learn the rudiments of Sacred Harp singing at Youth Camp.

Camp Fasola is open to youth and adults with instruction provided for both beginning and experienced singers. Multiple tracks of classes suited to different experience levels are taught each of the three full days of camp. Traditional summer camp activities focused on building and extending friendships of singers are provided. The final camp night features a community singing event in which non-campers from the broader Sacred Harp community gather to sing with the campers.

The five day/four night camp has been held annually since 2003 with more than 2,500 campers participating. Two sessions per summer have been held since 2008. Camp Fasola in Europe was held in Poland in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Camp Fasola has received national recognition as a highly effective traditional singing school project for the purpose of preserving and extending Sacred Harp singing for the next generation of singers. It is also great fun!

The Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association (SHMHA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is the preservation and perpetuation of Sacred Harp singing, sponsors and conducts Camp Fasola.

SEPTEMBER 13-25, 2018

I am pleased to announce the availability of a Sacred Harp tour from the U.S. to England and Poland this September for the UK Convention (Brighton), Camp Fasola Europe (near Gdansk, Poland), and the Poland Convention (Warsaw).

The price is $3,399 from Atlanta based on 10 travelers and other conditions established by the travel agency, Dehoney Travel. If the group reaches 15 total travelers, there would be a price reduction of $120. 
This price does not include the Camp Fasola Europe fee ($450). 
Registration is requested by June 1st.

The travel agency brochure is available at:

The enrollment form is available at:

Please reply by email or telephone 256.258.8660 for more information or to receive a brochure by email or postal mail.

David Ivey


August 16 - 19, 2018
Little Switzerland, North Carolina--

Join us for Camp DoReMi 2018, a four day old-fashioned singing school experience located at Wildacres Retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. During the day you can attend classes and learn how to read music and sing in the seven shape note traditions using The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition, and The New Harp of Columbia, and in the evenings you can put your new skills to practice during a regular singing. You do not have to attend classes to sing at the regular evening singings, but if you would like to join us for the evening meal before the singing, or have other general questions about camp, please contact Jane Cannon.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday, Jun 3 at 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday, Jul 1 at 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday, Aug 5 at 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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