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).
2018 Breakout Sessions
The Beginning Church Choir Director
This session is designed for musicians with little background or training in choral directing who find themselves leading a church choir. Questions to be discussed will include "What do you listen for"? and "What does the choir need from you"? as well as others.
Previous Sessions from David Music at Alleluia