Jesus told us that no one puts new wine into old wineskins, but Robert Myers is putting that to the test with a mid-life career change into composition with a focus on sacred music, for Jesus also said, “what is impossible with man is possible with God!” Robert graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December, 2017 with a Master of Church Music degree and a concentration in composition. He has studied composition under the tutelage of R. Christopher Teichler, Gary Joe Hardin, and Don Wyrtzen.
Robert’s compositions focus on sacred choral music with an aim to preserve and promote artistic choral music in our churches. He composes for both choral and instrumental ensembles with original works, arrangements of extant hymns, and new settings of old texts, and enjoys an occasional foray into absolute music of an impressionistic/neo-romantic bent. His works are available at Swirly Music and Sheet Music Plus.
The highlight of his burgeoning output to date is the performance of his arrangement of “Divinum Mysterium” by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. In the Summer of 2017, Robert was accepted as a participant in the John Ness Beck Choral Composers Workshop and studied under Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, and Howard Helvey. Over the last twenty years Mr. Myers has performed in and assisted with choral and music ministries in churches across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and has performed with the Southwestern Symphony Master Chorale at Bass Hall. He currently serves as Associate of Worship & Creative Arts at First Baptist Church, Keller, TX where he oversees vocal ensembles and the FBC Keller Orchestra.