Rebecca Abbott holds a Bachelor’s in Music and Literature from Wheaton College, with studies in voice and organ; an M.A. in Religion with a concentration in Liturgy and the Arts from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with additional studies in Sacred Music with Carl Daw and Julian Wachner at Boston University; a Doctor of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship Studies ; and certification in Musikgarten, for children from birth to age nine. Areas of study include the integration of music and text in congregational song, the Oxford/Cambridge Movements of the 1800’s, and theological aesthetics.
Her “Royal Requiem” was recorded by the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Goliards in 2017. Active as a performer, guest lecturer, and hymn writer, Dr. Abbott also works as an adjunct church music instructor and organist at MVNU, accompanist at Kenyon College, and pianist at Hope Lutheran in Sunbury, Ohio, and volunteers as editor of the American Guild of Organists Columbus chapter’s newsletter.
Dr. Abbott founded Abbott Music Lab, LLC, and www.hymnnotes.com to connect people of all ages to their secular and sacred music heritage.