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liturgist of

the unity explosion region x 

2020 conference

Rawn Harbor studied at Furman University, Howard University, the Catholic University of America, the Catholic Theological Union at Georgetown University and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where he earned his master’s in theological studies in 2001. He was adjunct faculty member and director of liturgy and music at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, and adjunct faculty and director of the gospel choir at the University of San Francisco. He has taught and served as coordinator of liturgy for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. Since 1974, Rawn has traveled the country as a liturgist, musician and lecturer.

Rawn collaborated with ValLimar and Frank Jansen, and Val Parker, on the two-volume collection, Psalms from the Soul, the first psalmody collection designed for all who love gospel music.

Rawn Harbor is one of the preeminent African American Catholic liturgists and musicians in the U.S. today. A gifted pianist and composer, he is also a much sought-after workshop facilitator, speaker and liturgist.

He currently lives in the Bay Area of California.

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