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C. Michael Hawn

C. Michael Hawn

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music
Director, Doctor of Pastoral Music Program



D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972; B.M.E., Wheaton College, 1970

Teaching Specialties

Worship and music, worship and culture, Seminary Singers, hymnology

Research Interests

Global music and worship, cross-cultural worship, enlivening congregational song

Selected Publications

:: C. Michael Hawn, ed., New Songs of Celebration Render: Congregational Singing in the Twenty-First Century (Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc., 2013)

:: C. Michael Hawn, contributor, Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press, 2013), http://www.hymnology.co.uk/; 25 articles on global hymnody with a focus on sub-Saharan African hymns.

:: Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003).

:: One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship (Bethesda, MD: The Alban Institute, 2003).

:: C. Michael Hawn, author and compiler, Halle, Halle: We Sing the World Round (Garland, TX: Choristers Guild, 1999).

Professional Distinctions

Regional winner and national finalist, National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards contest, 1974; Citation for Excellence in Teaching, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988; grant from Association of Theological Schools for sabbatical study in Nigeria and Kenya, 1989; Chair, Board of Directors, Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas, 1996-1998; Louisville Institute Sabbatical Research Grant, Lilly Foundation, 1998-1999; Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc., 2000; Choristers Guild, President of the Board of Directors, 1990-92, 2001-03; Elected Fellow of the Hymn Society (2008); ordained Baptist minister (1980)
United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award for SMU (2009)


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