Ryan Neaveill received his bachelor's degree in Music Composition and Theory from Illinois Wesleyan in 1989. For many years, he directed church music programs in the United Methodist Church, including Eureka United Methodist Church in Eureka, Illinois (1989-1995), Urbana United Methodist Church in Urbana, Illinois (1997-2002), and Grace United Methodist Church in Decatur, Illinois (2002-2007). He did masters level work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.
After many years as a United Methodist, Ryan "defected" to the United Church of Christ, but he continues to cherish his United Methodist roots.
Ryan is an accomplished composer and arranger with a number of pieces published by Hinshaw Music, Inc., Theodore Presser Co., Concordia Publishing House, and Abingdon Press. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Ryan's music is available on his website www.neaveill.com. He lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Jessica, and enjoys spending time with his two adorable kids, Levi and Lena.
Works by Ryan Neaveill Available on the Discipleship Ministries Website:
- Behold, The Savior Of Mankind
- Christ Will Come Again (Great Thanksgiving)
- Come, Holy Spirit, Raise Our Songs
- Come, Let Us With Our Lord Arise
- Doxology I, II, And III Trilogy
- Evening Hymn (O God Whose Daylight Leadeth)
- Give Me a New, a Perfect Heart
- Great Amen (Great Thanksgiving)
- Great Thanksgiving Musical Responses - for Holy Communion
- Have Thine Own Way, Lord (Beethoven) - New Setting
- Holy, Holy, Holy (Great Thanksgiving)
- Hosanna! Save, Mighty Lord - Sacred Harp Hymn for Palm Sunday
- I Heard the Voice of Jesus
- Keyboard Music For Worship - Prelude XI
- Keyboard Music For Worship - Prelude XII
- Keyboard Music For Worship - Prelude XVII
- Lent And Good Friday Hymns
- Lord Be With You, The (Great Thanksgiving)
- My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
- The New Colossus (Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor)
- O Jesus, Full of Grace — Suitable for Lent
- O Love Divine, What Hast Thou Done?
- O What Delight Is This — Hymn for Holy Communion
- This Child We Dedicate to Thee - Baptism Hymn
- 'Tis Finished! the Messiah Dies
- We Take This Bread
- Were You There?
- Wesley Hymns To Loder Tune
- What Wondrous Love Is This?