David W. Music

Short Name: David W. Music
Full Name: Music, David W., 1949-
Birth Year: 1949

David W. Music is Professor of Church Music at Baylor University, where he has taught since 2002.

Music is the author of William J. Reynolds: Church Musician (2013), Christian Hymnody in Twentieth-Century Britain and America: An Annotated Bibliography (2001), Instruments in Church: A Collection of Source Documents (1998), and Hymnology: A Collection of Source Readings (1996). He has co-authored or edited four other books, as well as publishing editions of A Selection of Shape-Note Folk Hymns for A-R Editions' Recent Researches in American Music series (2005), John Weldon's opera The Judgment of Paris for the Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era series (1999), and Oliver Holden (1765-1844): Selected Works in the Music of the New American Nation series (Garland, 1998).

He served as Editor of The Hymn (the journal of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 1990-96), as Chair of the New Materials Subcommittee for The Baptist Hymnal (1991), and as chair of the text and tunes committee and one of the editors of 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).

--See Baylor University bio (03 July 2014).





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