Church Music Poster

Do you love music, but don't have time for a full major? Why not have a minor in church music? You will have the opportunity to receive private lessons, get involved in ensembles, learn the basics of music, and enroll in upper level church music courses with others who share your passion for worship (see descriptions below and the Degree Plan). Learn from some of the finest faculty in the world and grow from interaction with other students. For more information about becoming a church music minor please contact Dr. Randall Bradley at

Recent Church Music Minor student...

Emily Cyril

Emily Cyril - Class of 2012

"When I came to Baylor I knew I would want to graduate with a science degree, [...] but I knew I wouldn't be completely happy if I gave up one of the things I love - music. So I became a music minor with the hopes of growing my skills as a musician. Being a part of the Church Music Program at Baylor is something I definitely will not regret." Read more...

Course Descriptions

MUS 3273 - Worship in the Church

A study of music in worship from biblical times to the present. Includes strengthening worship leadership and planning skills and thereby connecting the principles and practice of music making in worship to the broader life of the Church in a local context.

MUS 4374 - The Song of the Church

A survey of vocal music in the Christian church, with particular emphasis upon the literary, scriptural, theological, musical, historical, and performance background of congregational song, and an introduction to selected standard sacred choral literature.

MUS 3375 - Leadership in Music Ministry

Survey of the principles involved in organizing and implementing a comprehensive music ministry, including budgeting, programming, and multiple staff relationships. An introduction to pastoral skills including visioning, hospital visitation, and conflict management.