“Writing music is fun. Often in worship, I am looking for a specific text for a particular part of the liturgy. Writing the music and seeing and hearing it function in worship is most rewarding. I custom compose for our specific situations and skill level whether it’s a full-blown anthem or a wide variety of service music.”
Dan Sharp is currently the Minister of Worship Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, FL (EPC) and is a professor and thesis supervisor in the doctoral program at The Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL. Dan received his BME from Wheaton College, his MME from Drake University, and his DMA from University of Southern California. He also holds graduate studies from Fuller Seminary.
Dan has authored many articles for various journals and has contributed to several books. He also writes yearly Advent and Lenten devotional books. Thanks to his piano teacher from his elementary school days he started him in music theory and composition, Dan continues to composer and arrange choral and orchestral music; one of his most popular being the children’s Christmas musical, Three Wee Kings.
Dan is happily married to his wife of 45 years, Nancy, whom he met in college. They have two grown sons, Jonathan and Andrew, and one granddaughter.