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Our Vision

An environment where Christian music is valued and nurtured.

The Center for Christian Music Studies was founded at Baylor University with the intent to provide leadership in all aspects of Christian music. As a preeminent Christian music center, we strive to encourage church musicians to cultivate their God-given potential and endeavor to provide resources for their continued personal development.

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Spotlight

Announcing New Faculty Member
Announcing New Faculty Member
Maria Monteiro - Lecturer in Church Music Baylor School of Music is proud is excited to announce the hiring of Maria Monteiro. For the last seventeen years Maria Monteiro has taught music at Baptist University of the Americas (BUA) in San Antonio, Texas; She has served at First Mexican Baptist Church of San Antonio since 2008; and is a Ph.D. candidate in Church Music at Baylor. . ...
Northcutt Lecture Series
Northcutt Lecture Series
David W. Music - POSTPONED Over his forty-year academic career, Dr. David W. Music has become widely known as a prolific scholar, a gifted editor, a notable hymn arranger, and a wise mentor. His areas of expertise include congregational song, American church music, music of the Reformation, and Baptist church music. ...
Book Review, The Gospel Coalition
Book Review, The Gospel Coalition
Monique Ingalls - Singing the CongregationWe are excited to share a recent review of Dr. Monique Ingalls' publication "Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community." Now that contemporary worship music has become not only a major feature of evangelical identity in North America but also a multimillion-dollar industry, it's worth asking an often neglected question: How does contemporary worship music shape us?...
Jenny Skarke
Jenny Skarke
Student Perspective - M.M. Church MusicSince I grew up in a family of singers and instrumentalists, I was always surrounded by music. I started taking voice lessons at age four and began performing on the Pasadena, Texas Rodeo stage shortly after. I have always loved performing, but it never crossed my mind that I would be studying music in college. After being an athletic trainer in high school, I was determined that I...
Hearn Innovators Series - Fall 2020
Hearn Innovators Series - Fall 2020
Ken Medema - TBA For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind. His ability to capture spirit in word and song is unparalleled.One of the most creative and authentic artists performing today, Ken custom designs every musical moment of his performance with brilliant improvisation that defies description. With an ever-growing circle of friends around the world, Ken's vocal and piano artistry and imagination have reached audiences of 50 to 50,000 people in 49 United States and in more than 15 countries on four continents....
KWBU: Baylor Connections
KWBU: Baylor Connections
Dr. Monique IngallsDr. Ingalls visits the KWBU studio to share how musical styles, technology and parishioners’ expectations shape the communities in which they worship ...
Eric Amouzou
Eric Amouzou
Student Perspective - M.M. Church MusicMy journey to becoming a musician has been an interesting one. I recall my father playing Classical music recordings from tape cassettes at home every morning and evening when I was growing up. This early exposure to Western Classical music stirred up my interest in choral music. As a young person, I joined the SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church choir, which my father directed. At this stage...

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