Master of Music in Church Music
Worship planning and leadership are not simply questions of which music to select. New worship styles emerge with each generation. Ministerial leadership in such an environment requires well-grounded theological and musical understanding. Ministers of music and worship are ministers first and foremost. Interpreting the current environment and leading with biblical and theological integrity is as important for the minister of music as it is for the pastor. The MDiv/MM dual degree from Truett Seminary and Baylor University will prepare the minister of music to take on the musical and theological responsibilities of service in music ministry. By pursuing the MDiv/MM you acknowledge that you understand the magnitude of this call.

Master of Music in Church Music (MM) Degree Plan

The Master of Music in Church Music program at Baylor is designed to bring students to the highest levels of performance and scholarship of which they are capable. Each student can choose one of the five tracks on which to focus their studies:

Church Ministry

The expectations of Master of Music in Church Music along with the courses available for each track option is explained in the Degree Plan, while descriptions of the graduate church music courses are found here. For more information about the application and audition process please visit the Prospective Students page, while you can meet the Baylor Church Music Faculty here.

Master of Music in Church Music/Master of Divinity (MM/MDiv) Degree Plan

This program provides advanced theological and musical education for ministers and scholars in the field of church music. For more information on this program visit Truett Seminary's website.

Student Perspective

Lauren Shively

Lauren Shively - Master of Music in Church Music Degree, Class of 2012

"Since I have been at Baylor, I have taken so many classes that have grown me to be the church musician I am today. I feel like I am now ready to go out into the world and share what I have learned. I am so looking forward to taking the skills and practical knowledge I have gained here at Baylor to wherever it is that God calls me next." Read more...