Colloquium on Baptist Church Music

The Center for Christian Music Studies hosted the Colloquium on Baptist Church Music, September 24-25, 2009, on the Baylor University campus. Fourteen scholars from across the United States and Scotland presented papers on the history, philosophy, and practice of Baptist church music. With the permission of their authors these papers are being posted on this website.

Program Participants

C. Randall Bradley - Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. 

Perry Carroll - Professor of Music Emeritus at Anderson University, Anderson, South Carolina.

Harry Eskew - Professor Emeritus of Church Music, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Warren Fields - retired Specialist, Music and WOrship Ministries, Georgia Baptist Convention.

Paul Hammond - Dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklohoma.

C. Michael Hawn - Professor of Church Music and Coordinator of Sacred Music Program at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

Lee Hinson - Associate Professor of Church Music and Coordinator of Church Music Studies at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Fang-Lan Hsieh - Music Librarian at Kathryn Sullivan Bowld Music Library, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

David W. Music - Professor of Church Music and Graduate Program Director in the School of Music at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Lance Peeler - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and is organist at Woodside Prebyterian Church, Yardley, Pennsylvania.

Paul A. Richardson - Professor of Music in the School of Arts at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

A. Merril Scmoak, Jr. - Associate Pastor of Music & Worship at Trinity Baptist Church, Livermore, California, and Professor of Music at Olivet University's Jubilee College of Music, San Francisco, California.

C. Edward Spann - retired Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas.

Alistair Stewart - has served as Convener of Church Music for the Baptist Union of Scotland and as organist and music and media director in Scottish Baptist churches.

David Toledo - Associate Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Keller, Texas, and a Ph. D. student in CHurch Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Terry York - Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Church Music at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Video Recordings & Research Papers

Select Recordings and papers from this event are available in our Academic Research & Resources Library.