Academic Research and Resource Library

Welcome to the Center for Christian Music Studies Academic Research & Resource Library. Browse our available content by selecting a category or searching for a specific title, presenter, or event.To quickly access recordings from past Alleluia Conferences, use the “Browse Select Events” option on this page.

A Conversation with Bill Gaither and Randall Bradley (2023 Alleluia Conference)

Description: Join Dr. Randall Bradley (Baylor School of Music) and songwriter/producer Bill Gaither for a conversation as...

James Abbington – 2023 Northcutt Lecture Series

Description: Reimaging Howard Thurman’s Use of Negro Spirituals in Worship Howard Washington Thurman (1899-1981) was of the...

Mary Louise Bringle – 2022 Northcutt Lecture Series

Creature Canticles: or, Where Have All the Animals Gone? Throughout the Bible, the whole creation is called to join in praise of God: from wild animals and cattle, to creeping things and flying birds (Psalm 148:10).  However, hymn texts from the Western Christian tradition contain…

Ken Medema – Fall 2021 – Hearn Innovators Series

For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind. His ability to capture spirit in word

Cliff Duren – Worship Band=Worship Leader – Discipling Your Worship Band (2021 Alleluia Conference)

Some of the most visible people in your church are the members of your worship band. They are typically on stage as much as your pastor! What is their role as a leader in the worship gathering and what is your role in preparing them to lead? Let’s talk about it in the Worship Band = Worship Leader session.

Perceiving parallax : human agency in the changing nature, history, and influence of the Brazilian Baptist hymnal Cantor Cristão – Maria Monteiro

This dissertation is a cultural history and musical ethnography of the first Brazilian Baptist hymnal Cantor Cristão. Published in 1891, it was revised and expanded, and went through thirty-seven editions but remained the only official Baptist hymnal for one hundred years. Though a second Brazilian Baptist hymnal

Shannan Baker – Pastor and Music Minister Communication (2021 Alleluia Conference)

Learning to Be “Bilingual”: Establishing Communication between Pastors and Music Leaders

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One of the characteristics of a vibrant music ministry is a well-nurtured children’s choir program. We at Alleluia value the distinctive contribution a children’s choir brings to a worship service and the overall music ministry. These sessions are geared to equip a children’s choir team with relevant and useful tools for effective ministry.

Since its inception in 1985, The Northcutt Lecture Series has become an integral part of the academic and spiritual life of the Baylor University School of Music. Through this series nationally and internationally known church music scholars are brought to Baylor University for an annual presentation.

The Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series is designed to bring innovators in the field of Christian Music to Baylor’s campus and facilitate close interaction between the guest and Baylor’s students. These special visitors may be involved in the practice, creation, or study of Christian Music.

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