John D. Horman


John D. Horman retired from teaching after twenty-six years with the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System. During his tenure with the school system, he taught general music and drama for twenty-one years at the elementary level and five years at the secondary level, and worked extensively with choruses at both levels. He also received the Broom Award for Excellence for his work in composition for children. John has served Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington, Maryland for thirty-four years as Organist and Director of Music. He oversees four choral groups, two bell choirs, and an intergenerational instrumental ensemble. Over ninety members of the congregation participate in the music groups of the church. John's compositions are found in the catalogues of over ten nation-wide publishers, and they have been heard on national television in both the United States and Great Britain. He presently has over 150 anthems for children, youth and adults in print. He also wrote songs for both Silver Burdette and Macmillan publishing houses for their 1988 school music series. Over the last decade John has served as clinician for children or youth at national conferences held by Presbyterians, American Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, and Disciples of Christ. His work as a choral clinician has taken him to over 50 children's choir festivals in the last 15 years. He has also taught Children's Choir Techniques at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. John has served both on the Choristers Guild Board of Directors and The Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. Recently he was consultant for the Exploring Faith Sunday school curriculum published by the United Methodist Publishing House, supporting the writing teams and providing music resources for the curriculum. Before that he edited the junior level of Abingdon's graded choir curriculum, Church Music for Children. He is currently the children's editor and a contributor to Church Music Workshop, a journal published by Abingdon. He has also written many articles for The Chorister and other journals.


Works available from Zimbel Press:
(Full information about each work is available from the catalogue pages.)