About The Center for Christian Music Studies
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For many decades the Church Music Program at Baylor has played a principal role in providing key leadership for all facets of Christian music. In Baylor's Christian context your desire to serve in a leadership role in church music will be valued and respected. In addition to faculty, you will find a community of other church music majors who will share in the distinctive challenges that you face as a church musician, whether a beginner or veteran. Baylor graduates serve in positions of church music leadership in all parts of the world, and many of America's leading music ministries are led by Baylor graduates. In addition, numerous Christian artists and people involved in leadership within the Christian music industry received their training at Baylor.


To provide leadership in all aspects of Christian music by becoming a preeminent center of study for Christian music worldwide and to foster the growth and effectiveness of efforts to utilize Christian music to its God-given potential.


  • To offer students an environment where Christian music is valued and nurtured
  • To provide events, programs, and publications that are comprehensive and cover the wide gamut that comprises Christian music
  • To become uniquely positioned to make the strongest impact historically on Christian music
  • To assist in connecting students with mentors and advisors in the professional world who can assist them in fulfilling their God-given dreams and aspirations
  • To bring together many facets of Christian music into a meaningful dialogue
  • To lift the status of Christian music in the academic community through research, publications, and dialogue
  • To create an awareness in the academic community of developments in the field of contemporary Christian music
  • To explore current trends in Christian music and influence their effect on church music
  • To provide opportunities for Baylor students to further their exploration of Christian music
  • To affect profound change in the field of church music
  • To assist in connecting Baylor with its constituencies
  • To provide encouragement for students who desire careers as Christian artists in the Christian music industry or in other music-related Christian vocations
  • To assist existing programs in broadening their scope and appeal on campus and beyond


You can contact the Center for Christian Music Studies via e-mail to either Randall Bradley or Melinda Coats. The mailing address is:

Center for Christian Music Studies
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX 76798-7408