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.
An environment where Christian music is valued and nurtured.
The 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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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.
In 2018, the Center for Christian Music Studies was invited to join a research initiative, funded by a Lilly Grant, to examine the religious lives of youth across the United States. The church music program designed a grant project surrounding Worship Lab, the annual training camp
In September (13th – 21st) 2022, the Drs. Bradley, Ingalls, Monteiro, Laube and Baker traveled to Nigeria. The group first stayed overnight in Lagos at a Baptist Guest House operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention and enjoyed getting to know
In Spring of 2022, Drs. Bradley, Ingalls, and Monteiro traveled to Recife, Brazil, with the purpose of exploring possible partnerships in teaching and research with both the North Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary (STBNB) and the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).