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.

Our Vision

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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Dec. 1, 2023
Baylor Connections features Dr. Stephen Newby

Baylor Connections is a conversation series with people shaping the future. Each week we go in depth with Baylor leaders, professors, and more, discussing important topics in higher education, research and student life. In this episode, Dr. Newby discusses the power of Black worship, Baylor’s efforts to both preserve and share the music for future generations, and the path that led him to Baylor for what he calls his “dream job.”

Oct. 18, 2023
Dunn Center Relocates to Historic Harris House on Baylor’s Campus

The Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies (CCMS) has a new home on Baylor's campus. Following exciting expansions in the School of Music, Harris House will now operate as an additional hub for the School, specifically for Church Music. 

Oct. 4, 2023
Now Accepting Graduate Program Applications for 2024

Applications are now open for Church Music graduate programs with the Baylor School of Music, Baylor Graduate School, and Truett Seminary.

The Baylor Church Music Faculty will be hosting online information sessions for our graduate programs on Monday, October 30th. These sessions will provide more information about application, admission, and financial aid.

Interested in learning more? Sign up for one of our program information sessions (link available within the article).

Sep. 19, 2023
Christianity Today article features Dr. Randall Bradley & Baylor Men's Choir

'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