Jesus told us that no one puts new wine into old skins, but Robert Myers is putting that to the test with a mid-life career change into composition focused on sacred music, for Jesus also said, “what is impossible with man is possible with God!” Consequently, Mr. Myers is nearing completion of a Master of Church Music degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is studying composition. He has studied composition under the tutelage of R. Christopher Teichler, Gary Joe Hardin, and Don Wyrtzen.
Myers’ compositions are focused 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-classical bent. The highlight of his burgeoning output to date is the performance of his arrangement of the Medieval tune “Divinum Mysterium” by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. 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. He currently volunteers at First Baptist Church, Keller, TX.