David W. Music

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David W. Music (b. 1949) is Professor of Church Music and Graduate Program Director in the School of Music at Baylor University, where he has taught since 2002. Music previously taught on the faculties of the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (1990-2002) and California Baptist College, Riverside, California (1980-1990), and served as full-time Minister of Music at Highland Heights Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee (1977-80). He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Seminary (M.C.M. 1973; D.M.A. 1977) and California Baptist College (B.A. 1970).

Music served as editor of The Hymn (1990-96) and on the committees for two hymnals, The Baptist Hymnal (1991) and Celebrating Grace (2010). He is a member of the Society for American Music; the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada; the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers; the Baptist History and Heritage Society, and the Baptist Church Music Conference, which he served as President (2001-02) and Educational Division Vice-President (1992-1994).

Music authored, co-authored, or edited seven books and three scholarly editions, in addition to some 200 articles and reviews on church music in a variety of books, journals, and magazines. Published compositions and arrangements include Christmas Sinfonias: Classic Duets for Organ and Piano (2002) and All Creatures of Our God and King: Hymn Enhancements for Organ and Piano (2000), as well as anthems, service music, hymn texts and tunes, music for recorders, and music for handbells.