Dr. David Music is Professor of Church Music in the School of Music at Baylor University, where he has taught since 2002. In addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities, he serves as director of the annual Baylor Sacred Harp sing. Music is the author of Christian Hymnody in Twentieth-Century Britain and America: An Annotated Bibliography
(2001), Instruments in Church: A Collection of Source Documents
(1998), and Hymnology: A Collection of Source Readings
(1996). Music is the author of over 200 articles and reviews as well as anthems, service music, hymn texts and tunes, music for recorders, and music for handbells. He served as Editor of The Hymn
(the journal of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 1990-96) and as Chair of the New Materials Subcommittee for The Baptist Hymnal
(1991). He is a member of the Society for American Music; the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada; the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers; the Baptist History and Heritage Society, and the Baptist Church Music Conference, which he served as President (2001-02) and Educational Division Vice-President (1992-1994).
2015 Breakout Sessions
Creative Ideas for Worship
This session will explore different approaches to scripture reading, congregational singing, and other worship elements that will provide variety and interest for the service. Participants are encouraged to bring their own creative suggestions!