- Timothy R. McKinney, Professor of Music Theory, presented a paper entitled "Ancient Music Theory and Musical Affect in the prima prattica" at the international conference Re-creation: Musical Reception of Classical Antiquity, held at University of Iowa, Iowa City, on October 27-30.
- Timothy R. McKinney, Professor of Music Theory, presented a paper entitled "The Keys to Love: Tonal Pairing in Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch" at the North American Conference on 19th-Century Music, held at University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, on July 7.
- Randall Bradley, Professor of Church Music and Director of the Church Music Program and the Center for Christian Music Studies, recently led a group of Baylor students on a mission trip to Kenya. In addition to sharing music and community, the team and Ministry partnered with schools, churches, and orphanages in Nairobi, Kenya, and the surrounding area. The partnerships involved giving concerts, leading in sporting tournaments for children, and participating in hands-on service projects to better some of the places. In addition, the Baylor music team delivered supplies to schools, churches, and orphanages. Read more about the trip in the following article which appears in The Baptist Standard: "Baylor Church Music Students Transform African Village"
- Sandor Ostlund, Associate Professor of Double Bass, gave a recital at the International Society of Bassists 2011 Convention held at San Francisco State University on June 11. Dr. Ostlund performed three new works for Double Bass all by Baylor composers, including Undergraduate Composition Major Matthew Kline, Professor of Composition Scott McAllister, and Lecturer in Music Theory Edward J.F. Taylor.
- Professor of Viola Kathryn Steely has been named President-Elect of the American Viola Society and will begin serving on July 1, 2011. Dr. Steely will serve as President-Elect, President, and finally Past-President over a seven year period.
- Terry Lynn Hudson, Assistant Professor of Piano, has been elected Secretary of the College Music Society and will begin serving her term on January 1, 2012. As national secretary of CMS, Dr. Hudson will serve on both the CMS Executive Committee and the CMS Board of Directors.
- Russell Gavin, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education, gave a presentation entitled "An Exploration of Potential Factors Affecting Persistence to Degree Completion in Undergraduate Music Education Students," in Washington, D.C. at the MENC Music Education Research Symposium. The symposium was part of MENC's annual "Music Education Week."
- Professor of Music Theory Eric Lai published a concert reivew of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in The Bruckner Journal, vol. 15/2.
- Eric Lai, Professor of Music Theory, authored an article on the Chinese-American composer Chou Wen-chung in Komponsiten der Gegenwart 43 (November 2010), published in June by edition text+kritik of Munich.
- Todd Meehan, Assistant Professor of Percussion, was recognized at the commencement ceremony on May 14, 2011. Dr. Meehan received Baylor University's Outstanding Professor Award for teaching (tenure-track) for the 2010-11 academic year.
- Professor of Saxophone Michael Jacobson recently premiered Scott McAllister's Cannonball Concerto on April 8, at the Region 4 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. This is a new version of Dr. McAllister's work scored for alto saxophone and wind ensemble. Dr. Jacobson was accompanied by the SHSU Wind Ensemble conducted by Matthew McInturf.
- Lynne Gackle, Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities, conducted one of three National Youth Choirs in Carnegie Hall for Heritage Festivals.
- Eric Lai, Professor of Music Theory, presented a paper entitled "Toward a Theory of Coherence: Compositional Use of the Turn in Bruckner's Symphonies" at The Bruckner Journal Readers Conference held at Hertford College, Oxford University, on April 16.
- Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education Russell Gavin was a featured clinician at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference. In addition to presenting clinics, Dr. Gavin also conducted the music reading session of the new wind band compositions.
- Terry Lynn Hudson, Assistant Professor of Piano, performed recitals of the complete Préludes of Claude Debussy at the Conservatoire ... rayonnement régional de Paris and the Château de Ville d'Avray. She also presented a series of master classes at the Conservatoire.
- Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Piano Pedagogy Lesley McAllister was recognized at the 2011 Music Teachers National Association Conference in Milwaukee. Dr. McAllister's article "Should Music Lessons be Fun?", published in the February/March 2010 issue of American Music Teacher was selected as the 2011 American Music Teacher Article of the Year.
- Lynne Gackle, Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities, served as the conductor for the National Women's Honor Choir at the 2011 American Choral Directors Association National Conference held in Chicago.
- Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice, a new book by Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities Lynne Gackle, has been published by Heritage Music Press.
- Lynne Gackle, Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities, conducted the 2011 Senior High Women's Honor Choir at the International School of Bejing, China, at the invitation of The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS).
- Deborah Williamson, Associate Professor of Voice, was reelected as Texoma Region Governor for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
- Assistant Professor of Percussion Todd Meehan released a new CD recording, Restless, Endless, Tactless: Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music, on New World Records. The recording features performances by the Baylor Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Meehan and the Meehan/Perkins Duo. The recording was made possible through a grant from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust.
- Professor of Composition Scott McAllister has been named the Texas Music Teachers Association Commissioned Composer 2012. Dr. McAllister will compose a new work to be premiered at the TMTA Convention in June 2012, in Grapevine. This work will be the official Texas entry in the Music Teachers National Association-Shepherd Distinguished Composer Award 2012 competition.
- Professor of Church Music David Music and co-author Milburn Price have released the fifth edition of their book, A Survey of Christian Hymnody, published by Hope Publishing Company.
- Associate Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities Lynne Gackle conducted several All-State Choirs including, Florida All-State Treble Choir, Wyoming Mixed High School All-State Choir, and the Delaware High School Women's All-State Choir.
- Timothy R. McKinney, Professor of Music Theory, presented a paper "A Tale of Two Critics; or, A Wolf at the Door: Subtext in the Wolf/Hanslick Controversy" at the joint annual conference of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 5, 2010.
- A new book by Associate Professor of Music Theory Timothy R. McKinney has been released by Ashgate Publishing. The book examines the expressive functions of harmony in the madrigals of sixteenth-century Venetian composer Adrian Willaert (1490-1562). Because Willaert left no theoretical writings of his own, Dr. McKinney uses this book, Adrian Willaert and the Theory of Interval Affect, to reconstruct the composer's innovative theories concerning how music might communicate extramusical ideas. The book also traces the origins of one of the most widespread musical associations in Western culture: the notion that major intervals, chords, and scales are suitable for the expression of happy affections, and minor for sad ones.