Having served as a minister of music since 1978 and teacher of church musicians since 1989, Randall Bradley is deeply committed to music ministry. He is the Ben H. Williams Professor of Church Music and Director of the Church Music Program and the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University where he is a member of the undergraduate and graduate faculties and directs the Baylor University Men's Choir. With a passion for building bridges between Christian musicians, he continually looks for ways to create meaningful dialogue among all who are committed to serving the church through music.
His books Christian Worship: Its Theology and Practice (co-authored with Franklin Segler) and From Postlude to Prelude: Music Ministry's Other Six Days, are widely used as texts in classes in colleges and seminaries. His newest book, From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church's Music, was published by Eerdmans in September, 2012. Randall is married to Brenda who teaches English at McLennan Community College, and they are parents to Hannah and Isaac.
2016 Breakout Sessions
Music and Cross Cultural Engagement
This session will explore cross-cultural engagement involving music. Best practices and philosophical underpinnings will be presented. Based on the presenter’s taking groups to Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe, emphasis will be given to international travel experiences, networking, choosing appropriate songs, and more.
Conference Worship Dialogue
This session will offer an opportunity for conference participants to enter a dialogue concerning Tuesday’s opening worship gathering with the service’s designer and leader. Bring your reflections and questions for a meaningful worship conversation.