Fellows of the Society

Recognizing a person as a Fellow of the Hymn Society is the highest honor The Hymn Society can confer. Honorees may include authors of hymns, composers of hymn tunes, editors of hymn books, and recognized scholars in the field of hymnology. Honorees are selected by the Executive Committee and are announced at the Annual Meeting.

We are excited to announce our three newest Fellows:

 

Full List of Fellows
  • William Walker Rockwell 1942
  • Harry Thacker Burleigh 1944
  • Clarence Dickinson 1946
  • Helen A. Dickinson 1946
  • Henry Wilder Foote  1952
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick 1952
  • J. Vincent Higginson 1952
  • John Haynes Holmes 1952
  • William Pierson Merrill 1952
  • Luther D. Reed 1956
  • Ruth Ellis Messenger 1957
  • Walter Edwin Buszin 1962
  • Leonard Ellinwood 1962
  • Armin Haeussler 1962
  • Earl E. Harper 1962
  • Thomas Tiplady 1962
  • Deane Edwards 1966
  • William Watkins Reid 1967
  • Phillip S. Watters 1968
  • David Hugh Jones 1970
  • Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. 1972
  • Shirley Lewis Brown 1972
  • George Litch Knight 1972
  • Jean Woodward Steele 1972
  • Jan O. Bender 1975
  • Ralph Mortensen 1975
  • Francis Bland Tucker 1980
  • Fred Pratt Green 1982
  • Frank Von Christierson 1982
  • James R. Sydnor 1983
  • Anatasia Van Burkalow 1983
  • Erik Routley 1985 (posthumously)
  • John Whitridge Wilson 1985
  • Austin C. Lovelace 1986
  • Stanley Llewellen Osborne 1986
  • Jaroslav J. Vajda 1988
  • Donald P. Hustad 1989
  • Mary Oyer 1989
  • George Shorney 1990
  • Hugh T. McElrath 1991
  • William J. Reynolds 1992
  • Carl Schalk 1992
  • Margaret Clarkson 1993
  • Carlton R. Young 1993
  • Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter 1995
  • I-to Loh 1995
  • Mary Louise VanDyke 1996
  • W. Thomas Smith 1996
  • Sylvia G. Dunstan 1996 (posthumously)
  • L. David Miller 1997
  • Timothy Dudley-Smith 1997
  • Fred Kaan 2001
  • Brian Wren 2001
  • Harry Eskew 2002
  • Emily Brink 2004
  • Herman G. Steumpfle, Jr. 2004
  • Paul Westermeyer 2004
  • Robert J. Batastini 2006
  • Carl P. Daw, Jr. 2007
  • John Bell 2007
  • C. Michael Hawn 2008
  • Shirley Erena Murray 2009
  • David W. Music 2010
  • Paul A. Richardson 2010
  • Paul R. Powell 2010
  • Ruth Duck 2013
  • Delores Dufner 2013
  • Fred Kimball Graham 2014
  • Nicholas Temperley 2014
  • James Abbington 2015
  • Daniel Charles Damon 2016
  • Deborah Carlton Loftis 2016
  • John Thornburg 2016
  • João Faustini, 2017 – View Press Release
  • John Richard “Dick” Watson, 2017 – View Press Release
  • Melva Costen, 2017 – View Press Release
  • John Ambrose, 2017 – View Press Release
  • S T Kimbrough, Jr., 2018 – Kimbrough Press Release
  • Patrick Matsikenyiri, 2018 – Matsikenyiri Press Release
  • Pablo Sosa, 2018 – Sosa Press Release

 

Fellows of The Hymn Society in attendance at the 2018 Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.

The Hymn Society, Fellow of The Hymn Society, Deb Loftis, Deborah Carlton Loftis, C. Michael Hawn, Michael Hawn, Dan Damon, Carl Daw, Delores Dufner, Dan Damon, Bob Batistini, Ruth Duck, Paul Richardson, John Ambrose, 2018(top row, left to right) C. Michael Hawn, Carl Daw, Bob Batistini, Dan Damon, John Ambrose(bottom row, left to right) Delores Dufner, Ruth Duck, Deborah Carlton Loftis, Paul Richardson