Anchored in the Past, Yet Forward Thinking

Rooted in history, the Church Music program at Baylor University is dedicated to encouraging excellence in music and ministry through diverse studies. Students in the program are exposed to a rigorous, yet nurturing, learning atmosphere.

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An environment where Christian music is valued and nurtured.

The Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies was founded at Baylor University with the intent to provide leadership in all aspects of Christian music. As a preeminent Christian music center, we strive to encourage church musicians to cultivate their God-given potential and endeavor to provide resources for their continued personal development.

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Feb. 16, 2023
Baylor to Celebrate Naming of Center for Christian Music Studies

On Thursday, February 23rd at 3PM the Baylor School of Music will celebrate the life and legacy of alumni Harold Dunn. Mr. Dunn's bequest to Baylor University will be celebrated with the naming of the Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies in Baylor's School of Music. This event will take place in Powell Chapel, George Truett Theological Seminary. 

Feb. 7, 2023
Sacred Harp Sing Returns to Baylor University Joining Voices in Four-Part Harmony

The Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies in the School of Music hosts its annual Sacred Harp Sing after two-year hiatus.

Feb. 3, 2023
Choir director shines African spirit, joy on Waco

Derick Etale, a second year graduate student in church music, serves as director and choreographer for the Angaza choir, Texas' very first African community choir. Not only is the choir different in their looks and sounds, but also in their learning methods, according to Etale, who was born and raised in Rwanda.

Dec. 5, 2022
Grant Awarded for Contemporary Worship Training

Dr. Shannan Baker has been awarded the Vital Worship Teacher-Scholar grant from the Calvin Institue for Christian Worship. The Calvin Institue for Christian Worship's Vital Worship grant program has helped enrich the worship of various communities for many years and is currently in its fifth year of awarding grants specifically to teacher-scholars who connect worship with other disciplines.