Department of Music
The mission of the Music Department is to provide a program, faculty, and support that ensure music proficiency and success after graduation for students who wish to follow a career in music or enter graduate school upon graduation. More specifically, the department will provide proficiencies in vocal, keyboard, conducting, and instrumental performance. Each student is offered the opportunity to become acquainted with music theory, church music history, and music history to familiarize themselves with the monumental artistic achievements of Western civilization. For the student who wishes to pursue music as a profession, course offerings will assist in preparation for a career in the ministry of music through church leadership, performance, or music education in a public school, Christian school, or private studio.
- Music Performance
- Church Music Ministry
- Music Education
Department of Music Faculty
James Stevens Music (Chairman)
B.G.S., Samford University, 1985
M.C.M. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995
D.M.A., University of Kentucky, 2004
Adjunct Professor of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002-2003
Frequent recipient of the ASCAP Standard Award in Composition
National Clinician for Shawnee Press
Music minister in churches in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, 1985-2004
Senior Music and Culture Advisor, Christian Today, London, 2006-
Faculty, Welch College, 2004-
Linda Shipley Music
B.M., Carson-Newman College, 1974
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1978
Faculty, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979-1994
Director, Allegro School of Music, 1996-
Church Musician and Minister to Senior Adults, Inglewood Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995-
Faculty, Welch College, 2001-
Adjunct Faculty Department of Music
Carol Butler, M.M. (Piano)
Mary George, M.S.
Emilee Hart, B.M.E. (Piano, Voice)
Veronica Joins, M.A.
Mark Lancaster, M.A. (Voice, Percussion)
Luanne Mutsch, M.M. (Voice)
Susan Ramsey, M.A.
Greg Skipper, M.A.
Carolyn Treybig, D.M.A. (Flute)