Carlton R. Young, teacher, editor, composer, and conductor, has the unique distinction of serving as editor of two revisions of hymnals for Methodists: The Methodist Hymnal, 1966; and The United Methodist Hymnal, 1989.
Professor Young has served on the faculties and directed graduate studies in church music at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; and Scarritt College; and is Emeritus Professor of Church Music, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He was visiting professor of church music, Tainan Presbyterian College and Seminary, 1995-2004, and The Methodist School of Theology, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2004, and 2007.
Dr. Young's published choral and organ works are in major music catalogues. ASCAP has recognized Dr. Young's work as composer and editor with thirty-six awards presented by the Standard Awards Panel. He is editor, (emeritus) with Hope Publishing Co., was curator of the Bridwell Library 2007 exhibit, Sacred Harmony: The Musical Wesley’s. He gave the 2007 Northcutt Lectures in Church Music at Baylor University.
Dr. Young is an ordained elder (retired) in the United Methodist Church, East Ohio Conference.
He is married to the former Marjorie Lindner. They have four children: Robert, James, Carol, and Richard; and six grandchildren: Brook, Rebecca, Dyami, Kirby, Lena, and Raymond.