Raquel Mora Martínez

MARTINEZ, Raquel Mora (née Mora). b. Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, 17 January 1940. Composer, teacher, church musician, and hymnal editor. Her father, Josué Mora, was a Methodist minister, and her mother, Amada Mora, a homemaker, devoted all her time to church service. Endowed with a beautiful voice, ‘Amadita’, as Raquel was called, became the choir soloist: she would sing for all special occasions. She received her education from the Lydia Patterson Institute, El Paso, Texas (1957-1960), University of Texas, El Paso (BA 1975), and Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas (MSM 1989). She was also certified as Associate in Music by the General Board of...

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