Programs & Events

The Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor offers unique learning opportunities for students and the surrounding community. Guest artists, composers and scholars are brought to campus each semester to share their innovative ways of spreading the love of Christ throughout the world.

Current Programs

Alleluia Conference

The Alleluia Conference is a one-of-a-kind enrichment event featuring superb clinicians who re-energize and inspire worship leaders, including music ministers, children's choir leaders, and keyboard ministers.

Church Music Forum

The Church Music Forum meets monthly to encourage and support church music.

Hearn Innovators Series

The Hearn Innovators Series is designed to bring innovators in the field of Christian Music to Baylor's campus and facilitate close interaction between the guest and Baylor's students.

Music & Missions

The Center for Christian Music Studies reaches out to all people and areas of Christian music through cross-disciplinary opportunities that create avenues to engage in music in a completely different way.

Nigerian Christian Songs Website

Nigerian Christian Songs is an online digital songbook and songbook companion whose aim is to reflect the unique, complex, and multifaceted “music culture” of contemporary Nigerian Protestant Christians, particularly those within the Baptist tradition.

Northcutt Lecture Series

The Northcutt lecture is designed to bring nationally and internationally known church music scholars to Baylor University.

Sacred Harp Sing

Sacred Harp singing is so named after the shape-note tunebook Sacred Harp, first published by B. F. White and E. J. King in 1844.

Worship Lab

This high quality musical learning experience is geared towards young, aspiring worship leaders and instrumentalists (high school grades 9-12).


Baylor is proud to host one of the five YouthCue festivals each year. These events maintain a high standard of excellence, while also creating an exciting outreach atmosphere for the involved youth.

Past Programs

Building the Next Generation of Worship Leaders

This event brought together church music faculty from colleges and universities who offer undergraduate church music training.

Colloquium on Baptist Church Music

Fourteen scholars from across the United States and Scotland presented papers on the history, philosophy, and practice of Baptist church music.

Discover Conference

The “Discover” Conference is designed to bring musicians, scholars, worship ministers, seminarians, and pastors together to discuss the development of Church music in West Africa.

Mosaic Worship Service

Mosaic is an annual worship service that is entirely planned, organized, and led by undergraduate and graduate church music students.