Academic journal article The Hymn


Academic journal article The Hymn


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Executive Committee Nominees For President-Elect

Geoffrey Moore has served on the staff of several large churches including, most recently, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church where he was Director of Worship and Associate Director of Music. Before moving to Lovers Lane, he served for six years on the staff at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Before being appointed to the staff of Highland Park, Moore was the Associate Director of Education at The Dallas Opera. While at The Dallas Opera, he led a curriculum development initiative which garnered international attention. As a result of this work, Moore was invited to speak at national and international conferences on topics of arts education, curriculum integration, and cooperative learning.

Moore is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Systematic Theology at Southern Methodist University. As a result of his work examining the intersection of music and theology, he has been invited to speak at conferences in the United States, Canada, and England. Moore has served as an adjunct faculty member at Brookhaven College and at his alma mater, Southern Methodist University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Music Theory, a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, and a Master of Divinity. He also works part-time with organizations such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Moore lives with his son in Dallas, Texas.

For Director of Research

Swee Hong Lim is the Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto and the Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program. Before joining Emmanuel on July 1, 2012, he was the Assistant Professor of Church Music at Baylor University, Texas. Prior to his work at Baylor, he taught as a Lecturer of Worship, Liturgy, and Music at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. Lim is widely utilized as a leader for seminars and conferences dealing with contextual worship forms and congregational songs.

His compositions can be found in various hymnals including Lift Up Tour Heart (2013), Glory to God (2013), Worship and Song (2010), Celebrating Grace (2010), and Sound the Bamboo: The Asian Hymnal (1990, 2000). …

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