About Pastor Manuel

Manuel Tábora was born and raised in Honduras. He moved to the states to further his education in violin performance. He did his university training at Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, followed by graduate work at the University of Iowa, where he has been conferred the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. While in Iowa he was very involved with his church’s praise band as well as taught violin lessons. He is an active soloist and chamber musician, specializing in new music, and frequently collaborates with composers. He is a founding teacher of “In the Plains” Chamber Music Festival in Topeka, Kansas. Manuel shares a musical home with his wife Joanna and their beautiful daughters Miriam and Sarah. Manuel is the administrator of our School of the Arts program, and is the director of instrumental music.