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Monique Ingalls joined the Baylor church music faculty in 2014. Prior to her appointment at Baylor, she spent three years as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at the University of Cambridge. From 2014-2015, she was appointed Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. Dr. Ingalls’s research examines the effects of 20th and 21st century social, cultural, and technological changes on Christian communities through the lens of congregational music-making, both in and beyond North America. Her work has been published in journals, encyclopedias, and edited books in several fields, including ethnomusicology, media studies, hymnology, religious studies, and ecclesiology.
Dr. Ingalls is dedicated to building collaborative research networks for the study of Christian music and religious music more broadly. She co-founded the “Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives” conference, a biennial international gathering which meets in Cuddesdon, Oxford, UK (congregationalmusic.org). She is senior series editor for the Congregational Music Studies book series with Routledge Press. She also was co-founder and first president of the Religion, Music, and Sound Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Dr. Ingalls’s courses on music in Christian communities draw insights from music studies, anthropology, media studies, and practical theology. In addition to her classical training as a pianist and choral singer, she has also enjoyed stints as a cover band keyboardist, a Javanese gamelan percussion player, and a singer of traditional polyphony from the Republic of Georgia. Dr. Ingalls resides in North Waco with her husband, daughters, and cat, and serves as Music Liturgist for Holy Spirit Episcopal Church.
Mall Andrew, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Monique M. Ingalls, eds. Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Cook, Nicolas, Monique M. Ingalls, and David Trippett, eds. 2019. The Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ingalls, Monique M. 2018. Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ingalls, Ingalls, Monique M., Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, and Zoe C. Sherinian, eds. 2018. Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide. London and New York: Routledge Press.
Ingalls, Monique M. and Amos Yong, eds. 2015. The Spirit of Praise: Music and Worship in Global Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
Ingalls, Monique M. Carolyn Landau, and Tom Wagner, eds. 2013. Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity, and Experience. Farnham: Ashgate.
Digital Humanities & Public Scholarship
Abioye, M., V. Adeyinka, M. Amuro, A. Ayanyinka, T. Chesirri, G. Okoronkwo, M. Ingalls, B. McGough, S. Baker, and S. Tandei. 2021. Nigerian Christian Songs: A Digital Interactive Songbook. Public digital humanities research website. Baylor WordPress: https://sites.baylor.edu/nigerianchristiansongs/
Articles and chapters
Mall, Andrew, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Monique M. Ingalls. 2021. “Interdisciplinarity and Epistemic Diversity in Congregational Music Studies.” Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives, ed. by Mall et al, pp. 1-14. London and New York: Routledge Press.
Ingalls, Monique M. 2020. Guest Editor for THE HYMN: A Journal of Congregational Song 71(3): Summer 2020.
Ingalls, Monique M. 2020. “Welcoming the Scholarly Stranger: New Directions, Challenges, and Possibilities in Research on Congregational Song.” THE HYMN: A Journal of Congregational Song 71(3).
Ingalls, Monique M. 2020. “Ritual Musicking in the 21st Century: Conformant or Convivial?.” In Naxos Musicology International,www.naxosmusiclibrary.com
Ingalls, Monique M. 2019. “Digital Devotion: Musical Multimedia in Online Ritual and Religious Practice.” In The Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture, ed. by Nicholas Cook, Monique M. Ingalls, and David Trippett, pp. 150-167. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ingalls, Monique M., Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, and Zoe C. Sherinian. 2018. “Music as Local and Global Positioning: How Congregational Music-Making Produces the Local in Christian Communities Worldwide.” In Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide, edited by Monique M. Ingalls, Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, and Zoe C. Sherinian, pp. 1-31. London and New York: Routledge Press.
Ingalls, Monique M. 2017. “Style Matters: Contemporary Worship Music and the Meaning of Popular Musical Borrowings.” Liturgy: A Journal of the Liturgical Conference 32:1, 7-15, DOI: 10.1080/0458063X.2016.1229435.
Ingalls, Monique M. 2016. “Worship on the Web: Broadcasting Devotion through Worship Music Videos on YouTube.” In Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences, Christina Baade and James Deaville, eds., pp. 293-208. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Ingalls, Monique M. 2016. “Transnational Connections, Musical Meaning, and the 1990s ‘British Invasion’ of North American Evangelical Worship Music.” The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities, Suzel Ana Reily and Jonathan Dueck, eds., pp. 425-448. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Works in Progress
Forthcoming 2022.Baker, Shannan and Monique M. Ingalls. “The Sound of Revival: Musical Rhetoric in the Toronto Blessing and Bethel Church.” The Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, special issue on Pentecostalism and the Arts: 42(1).
Forthcoming 2022.Ingalls, Monique M. “Of Animatronic Praise Bands and Worship Leading Chickens: The Serious Business of Evangelical Christian Worship Parody Videos.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 34(3).
McKenzie, Dulcie Dixon, Pauline Muir, and Monique M. Ingalls, eds. Black British Gospel Music: Navigating Race and Faith from Windrush to Black Lives Matter. Under contract with Routledge Press. Anticipated 2023.
O'Connor, Michael and Monique M. Ingalls, eds. Oxford Handbook of Music and Christian Theology, Vol. 5, “Contexts,”. New York: Oxford University Press. Anticipated 2024.
Ingalls, Monique M. British Gospel Choirs: Representing Race and Resounding Religion in Twenty-first Century Britain. Book proposal submitted to publisher Summer 2022.
Dr. Nathan Myrick, Assistant Professor of Church Music, Mercer University
Dissertation: “The Relational Ethics of Church Music” (2018)
Dr. Marcell Steuernagel, Director of the Sacred Music Program, Southern Methodist University
Dissertation: “Church Music Through the Lens of Performance: The Embodied Ritual of Sacred Play” (2018)
Dr. Maria Monteiro, Lecturer in Church Music, Baylor University
Dissertation: “Perceiving Parallax: Human Agency in the Changing Nature, History, and Influence of the Brazilian Baptist Hymnal Cantor Cristão” (2021)
Dr. Jacob Sensenig, Minister of Music & Worship Arts, Trinity Baptist Church San Antonio, TX
Dissertation: “Passin' the Faith Along: A Sonic History of the Gaither Vocal Band
Shannan Baker, ABD, Baylor Church Music Ph.D. Program
Dissertation: “The Mystery, Music, and Markets of Contemporary Worship Songs: An Interdisciplinary Study of CCLI Top Songs from 2010-2020” (in progress)
Samuel Tandei, ABD, Baylor Church Music Ph.D. Program
Dissertation: “Western Sacred Music as a Mode of Interreligious Engagement in a Muslim Majority Context: A Case Study of Indonesian University Choirs” (in progress)
Joseph Noelliste, ABD, Baylor Church Music Ph.D. Program
Dissertation: “On Merging Choirs and Bands: The Capacity and Conflict of Worship-Leading Choirs in Contemporary Worship Music” (in progress)