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Dr. Randall Bradley
The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music
Professor of Church Music
Director of the Church Music Program and The Center for Christian Music Studies
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-1417
Fax: (254) 710-1191
Randall Bradley joined the Baylor community in the Fall of 2000 where he became the Director of the Church Music Program. In addition to directing the Baylor University Men's Choir, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in church music and is the Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Christian Music Studies. Previously, he taught at Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee, Oklahoma) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, Missouri). He has also taught elementary and secondary music in public schools in Alabama and has been a minister of music since 1978, having served churches in Alabama, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas.
He received the BME Degree from Troy State University (Troy, Alabama), and the MM Degree in Conducting and the DMA Degree in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas). Dr. Bradley received Kodaly Certification and Level I Orff Certification at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas). He has led conferences in several states on conducting, music education and church music.
Choirs under Dr. Bradley's direction have performed for such groups as the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southwest American Choral Directors Association. He has conducted Baptist All-State choirs in Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas and has participated in the Robert Shaw Choral Workshop in New York. He has served Oklahoma Choral Directors Association as President Elect, as Southeastern Representative, and as Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Church Music.
Dr. Bradley has published numerous articles related to church music and music education. His books, Understanding, Preparing For, and Practicing Christian Worship and Postlude to Prelude, are popular resource books for ministers and are used as a textbooks at numerous seminaries and colleges. He has written for Creator, The Worship Leader, The Church Musician, The Music Leader, Church Administration, Sunday School Leadership, SBCMC Journal and other periodicals. His newest book, From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church's Music, was published by Eerdmans in September, 2012.
Dr. Bradley is married to Brenda, an Associate Professor of English at McLennan Community College. They have two teenagers, Hannah and Isaac.