A native of Louisiana, John Parker holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Louisiana College and a MM in Choral Conducting from Northwestern State University. Composing primarily for church and school choirs, John’s 600+ choral works are published by numerous states-side companies. Active as a choral clinician and lecturer, Mr. Parker is author of How to Start a Fine Arts Academy in Your Church
and numerous drama collections. John and his family make their home in Austin, TX where John has served as Associate Pastor of Worship and Music at Austin Baptist Church since 2014.