Pamela Trubey Hughes
Pam Hughes, pianist, singer, and composer, has had a lifelong love for music. Her first attempt at composing music was for a senior Bible class project while attending Andrews Academy in Berrien Springs, Michigan. A few years later when someone requested scripture songs for the junior Sabbath School at Greeneville, Tennessee, she responded. While teaching music at Greeneville Adventist Academy, Hughes had many opportunities for arranging and composing and encouraged her students to participate in that kind of creativity.
Pam is one of three children and the older of two daughters of Norman Lee and Mary Alice Dean Trubey. She attended both Andrews Academy and Andrews University, graduating from the latter in 1980 with an A.S. in accounting, in 1990 with an A.S. in piano pedagogy, and in 1992 with a B.A. in music.† She was married to Arden Rouse from 1980 until 2000, and they had one daughter. She is now married to Gene Hughes.†
In addition to her jobs as office coordinator for a medical practice and accountant at Fletcher Academy in North Carolina, Hughes has also sung in choirs and was a member of Sounds of Praise, a touring chorale based in Fletcher, NC, until it was disbanded. She continues to sing in Celestial Praise, a new group formed when the earlier group disbanded and was renamed. She has also worked as music director for an Episcopal church.
Several songs from her cantata, The Great Controversy, were included in 99 New Songs, a song book edited and published in 2003 by Evelyn Pursely-Kopitzke.
Sources: Conversation with Pam Hughes, 2013; Biography in 99 New Songs: Lake Union Herald, 10 October 1980, 22; Class Photos (class of 1978), Andrews Academy website; Andrews University 2003Alumni Directory, 347; Fatherís obituary, Adventist Review, 14 November 1985, 30, and Lake Union Herald, 13 August 1985, 7; Motherís obituary (Trubey-Arellano), Southern Tidings, October 2008.