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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May 6, 2024
Student Spotlight - Church Music Students Excel in Baylor Opera Performances in 2023-2024 Academic Year

Each semester, students at Baylor are given opportunity to be involved in many distinct aspects of music making that include symphony/orchestra, choral ensembles, private studio classes, opera, and more.

Apr. 23, 2024
Baylor University Awarded Second $1 Million Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant To Expand Youth Worship Initiative

Baylor University’s Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Ministries with Youth Initiative. This award comes as phase one of the Dunn Center’s Building Bridges to the Future project, a $1.2 million award designed to enrich youth worship ministries, nears its conclusion. 

Apr. 16, 2024
Church Music students honored for recognition and achievement.

Three students in the church music program were recently honored as part of the spring convocation for their outstanding work and commitment to church music studies. These students join others from across the School of Music recognized for their valuable contributions to music studies at Baylor. 

Apr. 10, 2024
2024 Northcutt Lecture presents Dr. Anton Armstrong

Each spring the School of Music welcomes a leading scholar in the area of church music to Baylor's campus for the Northcutt Lecture Series. The Northcutt Lecture is made possible by an endowment from Cassandra Northcutt and the late LeGrande Northcutt of Longview, Texas and remains of the most prestigious lectures on church music in the world.