Monique Ingalls joined the School of Music in August of 2014 as Assistant Professor of Church Music. She was also appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, where she will work to complete her first book during the spring semester of 2015. She finished her undergraduate training in music at John Brown University (B.A., 2003) and her graduate work in ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 2008). She served as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Music from 2011 to 2014. While at Cambridge, she was also a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Research Associate at the Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP), and a founding member of the Locating Religion Research Group.
Dr. Ingalls’s research explores the effects of recent social, cultural, and technological change on evangelical and charismatic Christian congregational music-making in North America and beyond. She is working on her first monograph Made to Worship: Performing Evangelical Christianity Through Praise and Worship Music, an ethnographic exploration of how U.S. evangelical Christians use contemporary worship music to build a sense of community across ethnic, regional, and denominational boundaries. Her work also explores the causes and effects of worship music’s transnational circulation. Her recent academic articles explore factors spurring the globalization of North American gospel and Christian popular music; the intersections between public worship and popular music performance; the use of worship music in public spaces; and the influence of digital visual media on worship song aesthetics.
2015 Breakout Sessions
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