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Dr. Rebecca Abbott

Organ/Hymnology

Rebecca Abbott holds a BM from Wheaton College, with studies in voice, organ, and English literature; an MA 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 DWS 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, Abbott also works as a music instructor and organist at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and accompanist at Kenyon College and has served as dean of the American Guild of Organists Columbus, Ohio, chapter.