School of Music

Semper Pro Musica

Small enough to devote individual attention to each student, but large enough to offer comprehensive degree programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees (in education, performance, and academic areas of music) and doctoral programs (in church music).

News & Events

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School of Music Dean Gary Mortenson Announces Retirement Jan. 31, 2023 WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2023) – Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., dean of the Baylor University School of Music since 2015, announced at a faculty meeting today that the 2023-2024 academic year will be his final year as dean, Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., wrote in an email to campus. Baylor Wind Ensemble's Midwest Tour Concert Dec. 16, 2022 The Baylor Wind Ensemble has scheduled several concerts during its 2022 Midwest Tour leading up to its performance as the only invited collegiate ensemble at the 76th Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference starting with tonight's performance in Jones Concert Hall. Creating the Next Generation of Church Leaders Dec. 15, 2022 Through the efforts of the Center for Christian Music Studies and its summer training event, Worship Lab, students are being prepared for success in music ministry roles to help build a bridge to the future in ministry. Video Game Meme Helps Graduate Composition Student Land a Job Dec. 14, 2022 Master's composition student Mitch Gilly was recently hired as Baylor University's arranger and conductor for All-University Sing.

Our Facilities

The School of Music is housed in the Glennis McCrary Music Building and two wings in the Waco Hall Complex. The School schedules four performing spaces, regularly gives performances in Armstrong Browning Library, provides facilities for private lessons, academic classes, individual and chamber music practice, and media/technology instruction. The Crouch Music Library in Moody Library has a large collection of music books, scores, and recordings.

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