Cathedral of Hope Columbarium Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Jackson Kevin Myars (October 24, 1963, McKinney, Texas - May 28, 2002,
Dallas, Texas) was a Composer, Choral Conductor and Arranger, Church Musician
and Accompanist. He was a teacher in music at University of Texas, Austin.
Jackson Myars was the founder and director of Positive Voices, a choir of HIV-positive men associated with The Cathedral of Hope, Metropolitan Community Church in Dallas, Texas. The ensemble toured in the Southwest, made two CD recordings and received a nomination for a 1997 GLAMA (Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards) in the choral music category.
Jackson Myars died of AIDS in Dallas at the age of 38 on May 28, 2002. -—Joseph Dalton