Innovative, creative and energetic are words that describe this composer,
lyricist and writer. A passionate advocate for young people and fine arts
education, Lynn Shaw Bailey has implemented countless programs and influenced
decision-makers in ways that has helped thousands to enjoy the benefits
of arts education. As co-founder of a non-profit organization dedicated
to strengthening arts education, Lynn has helped set the standard for
effective advocacy initiatives.
But her first love is composing. Her music includes sacred and educational
works for adult, youth and children's choirs as well as compositions for
piano, organ, handbells and instrumental ensembles. Lynn is a member of
the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and
has received an annual ASCAP Award for her composing from the ASCAP Standard
Awards Panel since 1995.
Lynn studied music at Oklahoma Baptist University where she met her
husband, Dan. She also studied composition privately with Bob Burroughs
and David Schwoebel. In addition, she has degrees in journalism and nursing.
Lynn resides in Douglasville, Georgia with her husband, their teenage
sons, Paul and Mark, and their cat, Al Bundy Bailey. They are members
of First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs where she has been involved
in the music programs for over 20 years. She currently directs the Young
Musicians Choir, comprised of over fifty 4th-6th graders, serves as the
backup organist and pianist, and plays flute in the church orchestra.