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Reader feedback: Share your Spring Sing, Sing Song, ‘sing to your mama’ musical memories

What do universities associated with Churches of Christ and giant musical performances have in common?

Anyone who attended such a university can tell you, easily. 

They go by names such as “Spring Sing,” “Sing Song,” “Songfest,” “Makin’ Music,” “Jamboree,” “Master Follies,” “Spring Sing” (yet again) or Singarama. Each spring masses of Christian students gather onstage, singing and — ahem — choreographing. 

(Yes, I’m sure I left a few out. Please fill me in.)

We’re preparing a report on the various springtime musicals produced by Christian universities. Which one came first? How did Christian schools get involved in lavish, musical productions? How have they changed over the years? How are they judged? How do they help universities recruit new students? How are they faith-affirming?

We’re talking to university representatives and coordinators. We also want to hear from you.

Did you ever “sing for your mama?” (That was our nickname for Singarama when I attended Lipscomb University.) What are your memories of attending and/or participating? Did these performances play a role in shaping your faith? Did they also lower your GPA? (That was a common complaint among professors.)

Please post below.

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