David W. Music is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Seminary (M.C.M. 1973; D.M.A. 1977) and California Baptist College (B. A. 1970). He is currently Professor of Church Music at Baylor University, where he has taught since 2002. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as director of the annual Baylor Sacred Harp sing. From 2003 to 2012 he was Graduate Program Director in the School of Music.
From 1980 to 1990, Music was a member of the music faculty at California Baptist College, Riverside, California. He directed the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and College Singers. He also served as full-time Minister of Music at Highland Heights Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee (1977-80). Music taught on the faculty of the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (1990-2002), where he also served as Associate Dean of the Performance Division (1992-96), and Acting Associate Dean of the Academic Division (1991-92, 1998-99).
David is married to the former Doris Kathleen Fugate, an elementary school music teacher. They have three grown children, John Music, Caroline Pollard, and Colleen Petty, and eight grandchildren.