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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.
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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'Music experts say we don't need more "manly songs," but we do need to help lower voices find their place' writes Kelsey Kramer McGinnis of Christianity Today
The Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies (CCMS) in the Baylor School of Music is set to host Elias Dummer, recording artist and worship leader, for its fall 2023 Hearn Innovator Series. Elias’s public presentation will be held Monday, September 25, at 6 p.m., in Recital Hall II of Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2023) – Baylor University announced today the appointment of Stephen Newby, D.M.A., as the inaugural holder of The Lev H. Prichard III Chair in the Study of Black Worship. Newby brings a background in music, scholarship and ministry to the new position, which provides interdisciplinary leadership, research and scholarship efforts associated with the growth of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Preservation Program.
The Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies (CCMS) in the Baylor School of Music will host James Abbington, D.M.A., associate professor of church music and worship at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, for its spring 2023 Northcutt Lecture Series.