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Rachel Wheeler

Rachel Wheeler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. She is the author of To Live upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast (Cornell University Press, 2008).

Sarah Eyerly

Sarah Eyerly is Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of the Early Music Program at Florida State University. She is the author of Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of the Moravian Missions in Early Pennsylvania (Indiana University Press, 2020).

Bill Miller

Bill Miller is an award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and native flute player. Miller is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation and grew up on the Stockbridge reservation. He has produced over a dozen albums and received three Grammy Awards, as well as numerous Native American Music Awards. His work is featured on the Johnny Cash tribute album, Look Again to the Wind

Brent Michael Davids

Brent Michael Davids is an award-winning concert and film composer, educator, and performer. He is an enrolled citizen of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation. He has scored dozens of symphonic pieces and performed with symphony orchestras across the United States and abroad. He has received awards from the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, Joffrey Ballet, Kronos Quartet, Chanticleer, Emmy Awards, School for Advanced Research, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the McKnight, Jerome, and Rockefeller Foundations, among others.

Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, focusing on Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Celtic linguistics with specializations in Phonology, Sociolinguistics, and Language Revitalization. He is also the Mohican Community Linguist for the Stockbridge-Munsee Nation. Together, Chris and the Mohican community are working to bring back the Mohican language, last spoken in the 1930s, into modern daily life. He is running online courses for learners, a pattern-review class, and a conversational course. Chris is also the founder of, an online source of Native-language technology and typography. 

Church of the Wilderness

The Lutheran Church of the Wilderness was founded in 1936 as an affiliate of the Missouri Synod, which ran a mission school in Gresham, Wisconsin. The church is currently affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and incorporates elements of Native spirituality within the context of Lutheran worship, including the recitation of the doxology in Mohican. Participants in the recording session included Pastor Paul Johnson, Patrick Bailey, Kora Burr, Kane Granquist, Elaine Jacobi, Caroline Lepscier, Katie Lewis, Yvette Malone, Douglas Miller, Greg Miller, Linda Miller, Meryl Miller, Miles Miller, Barbara Stephenson, Starlyn Tourillott, Elsie Utke, and Clorissa Vele.

Florida State University Students

The recording of “Jesu paschgon kia” at Florida State University involved a number of students. The singers were Vivianne Asturizaga, Rachel Bani, Laura Clapper, Sarah Eyerly, Drew Griffin (singer and conductor), Kevin Speer, Ryan Whittington, and Kaitlin Zardetto-Smith. Teodora Mitze-Cîrciumaru played the continuo organ for the recording, and music theorist Joshua Tanis created the alto and tenor parts from the original figured bass version of the chorale tune “Herr Jesu Christ, dein Tod.” John Hadden served as the recording engineer.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Students

For the recording of “Jesu paschgon kia” at the Church of the Wilderness, Robert Gehrenbeck, the director of choral programming at Wisconsin-Whitewater, recruited several music students to assist with the rehearsal and recording of the hymn. Student singers were David Baker, Amanda O’Donnell, Dan Szelogowski, Dan Worsham, and Hana Worsham. Amanda O’Donnell also assisted with conducting the rehearsal, and Hana Worsham served as rehearsal accompanist.

Video Production Team

Video Producers: Rachel Wheeler, Sarah Eyerly
Camera and Sound: Catherine Crouch, Ladema Zinsmeister, Shuling Yong
Writer/Director: Catherine Crouch
Video Editors: Liz Sykes, Adam Stackhouse
Soundtrack: Bill Miller
Titles/Graphics: Matt Mutchmore

Team Quarterly

It is not traditional in the WMQ’s print publications to acknowledge the editorial team involved in the production of an article. Digital humanities, however, has a different set of conventions. The following members of Team Quarterly and the OI’s staff worked to produce the article and this site: Editor, Managing Editor, Assistant Editor, nine Editorial or Digital Apprentices, Director of Communications, and five peer reviewers. 

Colour Outside

Colour Outside is a team of designers, brand strategists, and digital programmers with offices in Williamsburg, Virginia and Lodi, California. They empower brands to boldly take ownership of their identity and stand out against the noise.

Colour Outside is proud to be the Omohundro Institute’s creative partner on a variety of digital and print projects since 2014, including this website showcasing “Singing Box 331.”

Rachel Wheeler and Sarah Eyerly, “Singing Box 331: Re-sounding Eighteenth-Century Mohican Hymns from the Moravian Archives,” digital companion version, William and Mary Quarterly, October 2019,

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