Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, School of Church Music

In 1944 Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (founded in 1859) instituted a program leading to a degree in church music. President Ellis A. Fuller (1891-1950) was officially head of the program, but it was guided by Donald E. Winters (1910-1989) and Frances Weaver Winters (1908-1993), who included hymnology in its curriculum. In a reorganization of the seminary in 1953, a School of Church Music was established. Its name was changed in 1998 to School of Church Music and Worship. The school ceased to exist in 2009, when its programs were absorbed into a School of Church Ministries. John Albert Broadus (1827-1895) and Basil Manly, Jr. (1825-1892), two of the Seminary’s...

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