It is with great pleasure to offer you these arrangements with the hope that you find great joy as you listen to these hymns of the enduring love of God. Classically trained as a pianist and composer, Justin Sharp has spent the last several years using these skills along with his extensive experience as a church pianist to offer these arrangements of classic and timeless hymns.
As a composer, Sharp has achieved great success. He has fulfilled many commissions among a diverse array of musicians and organizations and his compositions have received numerous worldwide performances. He studied piano and composition at Mississippi College and at the University of Texas at Austin where he received a doctoral degree in composition. During his studies, Sharp developed a diverse and eclectic style, writing for numerous idioms and styles. He continues an active schedule composing music for various performers throughout the country.
The piano was his first instrument and he began playing in church at a young age, serving as a full-time church pianist throughout high school. In his career, he has served in numerous churches both as staff pianist and guest pianist. Currently, he serves as staff pianist at Sebastopol Baptist Church. In addition to a church pianist, he has vast experience as a piano teacher, recently as instructor of piano at Armstrong Community Music School in Austin, TX.