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Baylor University Awarded Second $1 Million Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant To Expand Youth Worship Initiative

Baylor University’s Dunn Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Ministries with Youth Initiative. This award comes as phase one of the Dunn Center’s Building Bridges to the Future project, a $1.2 million award designed to enrich youth worship ministries, nears its conclusion. 

Baylor Associate Director of Bands Receives Highest Honor in Wind Studies, Guest Conducts "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

WACO, Texas (April 16, 2024) – Isaiah Odajima, M.M. ’99, D.M.A., associate professor of ensembles and associate director of bands in the Baylor University School of Music, was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association at the organization’s national convention in Washington, D.C., and served as a guest conductor for "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. 

Baylor Symphony Orchestra Set to Make Bass Performance Hall Debut in April

The award-winning Baylor Symphony Orchestra will make its Bass Performance Hall debut on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. 

Baylor Wind Ensemble, Clarinetist Julian Bliss Release Album 'Divine Mischief'

The Baylor Wind Ensemble and prominent clarinetist Julian Bliss release Divine Mischief on the Signum Classics label, available on all streaming platforms. 


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