Student Perspectives

Baylor offers students a wide-variety of enrichment opportunities throughout their studies. Outstanding church musicians and Christian artists are regularly brought to campus to engage and dialogue with church music students. Read below to discover why students chose the Baylor Church Music experience.

Undergraduate Students

Headshot of Joannie Fleischer Joannie Fleischer - B.M. Church Music - Class of 2019
Through the church music program at Baylor, I have been offered many wonderful opportunities. From being able to meet and talk with Bill Gaither and David Crowder to being offered a pianist position in a local church. The time I have spent here so far could not have been more more

Headshot of Joshua Kim Joshua Kim - B.M. Church Music - Class of 2019
Through the Malaysia Mission Trip, my desire to do mission work increased because I could see God working through the members of the team and the Malay people. I also met people on this trip that I could not even imagine life without. Smiles and laughs that we were able to share together are the reasons that I want more

Headshot of Sam Still Sam Still - Church Music Minor - Class of 2018
I will have a never-ending appreciation and affection for Baylor. The academic challenges, unforgettable experiences, and true friendships I have found at Baylor during my college career have shaped me and will continue to do so as I lean into and live out my calling to music more

Graduate Students

Headshot of Eric Amouzou Eric Amouzou - M.M. Candidate
Studying in the master’s program in church music at Baylor University is proving to be one of the best steps I have taken in my career so far. As an international student, I feel integrated into an academic discourse environment that is distinctly Christian, culturally diverse, and intellectually engaging. The more

Headshot of Jenny Skarke Jenny Skarke - M.Div. / M.M. Candidate
I have a strong passion for multigenerational worship and incorporating different styles of music into worship, and I believe that the knowledge I have gained pertaining to music and the history of the church will help me to achieve that with excellence. I look forward to more

Headshot of Maria Monteiro Maria Monteiro - Ph.D. Candidate
This is only my first semester and I can already see plenty of new paths for me to explore. Contemplating mountains of books I need to read and mountains of papers I need to write, I proceed under the guidance of highly capable and hospitable faculty members, in a learning environment that is extremely more


Headshot of Emily Snider Andrews Emily Snider Andrews - M.Div / M.M. Graduate
Baylor School of Music’s collaboration with George W. Truett Theological Seminary made it possible for me to dig deeply into the two fields on which my passions centered.  The interlacing of music and theology through the M.M./M.Div. dual degree program came to embody for me a model of ministry, study, and more

Headshot of John Woods John Woods - B.M. / M.Div / M.M. Graduate
My time at Baylor changed the trajectory of my life forever, giving me an education that has allowed me to say “yes” to God’s leading more often. The musical training I received has allowed me to lead any musical group with confidence and expertise, whether a band, choir, orchestra, or combination of them all. more