Dr. Robert C. Mann

Robert Mann is the originator of Choral and Organ Libraries, Resource Library Director, and currently Senior Resource Librarian of the Church Music Institute.  He is Professor Emeritus of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organ performance, history of music, and church music.  He holds Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in Organ Performance from Trinity University, Yale University, and University of North Texas.  He actively participated as recitalist in solo organ repertoire, organ duets, and music for two organs.  He has served churches for over forty years as organist or organist-choirmaster.  He has been workshop clinician for AGO chapters and church worship groups at the state, regional, and national levels.  Dr. Mann's scholarly publications include published modern editions of historical organ compositions by Eugene Thayer and Gustav Merkel, a definitive assessment of Mendelssohn's organ sonatas, and an annotated bibliography of organ duets.  He has written extensively and presented workshops on subjects of hymnology and music in worship for the Church Music Institute.  He is author of The Church Sings Its Faith, a history and chronological development of congregational song, published by GIA Publications, June, 2022.

Email Dr. Robert Mann at: rmann@churchmusicinstitute.org