Each summer, church musicians from across the country gather on the campus of Baylor University for one week of fellowship, learning and worship at the annual Alleluia Conference. This exciting event has grown to include the partnership of several major entities. These organizations combine their efforts to present leadership and training sessions in virtually every area of music ministry including: piano, organ, children’s choirs, handbells, music technology, youth choirs, conducting, worship, praise teams & much more! Outside of class sessions, experience inspiration worship, evening concerts, excellent exhibits, reading sessions & round table lunch discussions with notable anthem composers.

With a wide selection of opportunities for each member of your music leadership team, Alleluia has something to offer every church musician and we encourage you to attend and experience first-hand, the rejuvenation that comes from joining together with other like-minded leaders. Over the years, Alleluia has become known as a place to be challenged to think new thoughts, learn practical skills and strategies, find new materials, and develop long-term relationships with others who share your calling and your passion for ministry. Explore the wide range of session topics throughout the week or focus in on a specific area like Children’s Choirs or Handbells. Come and take advantage of all that the conference has to offer by engaging in meaningful worship, exploring new ways to teach or lead, and fellowshipping with others.

Highlights from Alleluia include the following:
Leadership Training

Baylor University, Texas Baptists, Celebrating Grace Hymnal, ChoristersGuild, and YouthCUE provide outstanding clinicians to lead daily training sessions in organ, piano, church music ministry, conducting, children's choir, handbells, worship, and others.

Reading Sessions

Jubilate! offers nine hours of choral music reading sessions during the course of the conference. Alleluia is the only conference of its kind to have a full orchestra play on a reading session. The reading sessions will be led by experienced composers and will include music specifically chosen for this event. Many music ministers are able to get all the anthems their church will need for their entire year from attending the Reading Sessions.


The numerous worship services enrich the conference by offering opportunities for ministers to sit back and worship without worrying about the details. This year's worship leader will be Randall Bradley and other leadership will be provided by Baylor University Church Music students.


Renewing friendships and meeting new people are strengths of Alleluia! Whether sharing a meal, a Dr. Pepper float, or browsing the exhibits, you will be inspired from four days with other church musicians.

Lunch with Composers

Conferees will have opportunities to engage with clinicians and each other at meal time discussions. Limited to 20 people each, the discussions will offer close-up interactive opportunities. Sign up when you register online.


The Alleluia Conference will take place in the Glennis McCrary Music Building and George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University Campus.

Evening Concerts

Alleluia also features nightly concerts which are free and open to the public. In 2016, Alleluia is proud to have the Houston Children's Chorus. Wednesday evening marks the sixth year of an Alleluia tradition, an all-conference choir rehearsal which will be led by Jo-Michael Scheibe. This year's Thursday lunch banquet honors a distinguished Baylor alum with the "Exemplary Service" award.


Exhibitors will display current materials and supplies for church music ministry. Materials ranging from children's choir to the latest anthems will be available for purchase. Pine Lake Music will be the official music supplier for this event. For more information about exhibiting at the Alleluia conference contact Melinda Coats.

Continuing Education Units

Units will be awarded to qualified participants. Certificates will be available at the end of the conference at the registration desk.