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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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Celebrating 50 Years!
Celebrating 50 Years!
A Conversation on a Pivotal Choral Work Join Dr. Randall Bradley and Dr. Terry York for a reflection on "Celebrate Life!", facilitated by Sugar Land Baptist Church with Baylor alum, Clint Kimmel. This conversation explores the background, influence, and impact of "Celebrate Life!" "Celebrate Life!" is a monument in Church Music and celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.
Northcutt Lecture Series - Spring 2022
Northcutt Lecture Series - Spring 2022
Mary Louise Bringle - Recording Now Available Mary Louise (Mel) Bringle is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and coordinator of the Integrated Studies major at Brevard College in Brevard, NC. Her original hymn texts and translations are included in hymnals and supplements of numerous denominations in North America and Scotland. She has served as President of The Hymn Society and chair of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, responsible for creating the 2013 PCUSA hymnal Glory to God. In the summer of 2020, she was named a Fellow of the Hymn Society. She is a ruling elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC.
Book Review, The Gospel Coalition
Book Review, The Gospel Coalition
Monique Ingalls - Singing the Congregation We 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?...
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. . ...
KWBU: Baylor Connections
KWBU: Baylor Connections
Dr. Monique Ingalls Dr. Ingalls visits the KWBU studio to share how musical styles, technology and parishioners' expectations shape the communities in which they worship ...

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