Marcell Steuernagel

Assistant Professor of Church Music Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program Director of the Doctor of Pastoral Music Program





Ph.D. in Church Music (ABD) & Graduate assistant 2015 - 2018 Dissertation: Church Music Through the Lens of Performance: The Embodied Ritual of Sacred Play Ph.D. degree in Church Music Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA Master of Music - Composition 2006 - 2008 Thesis; Musical Gesture through Ma: An Alternative Approach to Form in Musical Composition (2008) Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brazil Bachelor of Music - Conducting and Composition 1998 - 2003 Parana School of Music and Arts (EMBAP), Curitiba, PR, Brazil Brazilian Guitar & Jazz Improvisation 1999 - 2002 Conservatory of Brazilian Music, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Teaching Specialties

Baylor University Waco, TX • Waco, TX 2016 - 2017 Teacher of Record Church Music Forum (MUS 1007/5037) Continuing Education Guitar (Beginner and Brazilian Jazz) Formation for the Christian Musician (MUS 2370) Guitar for Music Ministry (MUS 3170) Instrumental Music of the Church (MUS 3377) Turning Points in Church Music (MUS 5245/THEO 7295) Baptist University of the Americas • San Antonio, TX 2017 Adjunct Lecturer in Composition Composition and Arranging (MUSI 4301) University of Blumenau (FURB) • Blumenau, SC, Brazil 2015 Visiting Professor of Religious Diversity and Education Superior Institute of Education (ISEI) • Joinville, SC/Ivoti, RS, Brazil 2015 Visiting Professor of Management in Music Ministry Visiting Professor of Choral Repertoire and Conducting Evangelical School of Theology (FATEV) • Curitiba, PR, Brazil 2003 - 2015 Visiting Professor of Theology of Worship/Art Theology Rodeio 12 Summer Music Festival • Rodeio, SC, Brazil Professor of Band Practice and Worship 2015 Professor of Composition 2006 - 2007, Professor of Classical and Brazilian Guitar 2003 - 2007, Professor of Conducting 2006, 2011 Lutheran School of Theology (FLT) • Sao Bento, SC, Brazil 2011- 2014 Visiting Professor of Theology of Worship/Creative Evangelism Guairaca College • Guarapuava, PR, Brazil 2012 - 2013 Certified Graduate Program in Musical Education Professor of Harmony, Musical Arranging Professor of History of Brazilian Music Parana School of Music and Arts (EMBAP) • Curitiba, PR, Brazil 2011 - 2012 Certified Graduate Program in Musical Education Professor of Musical Improvisation Wartburg College • Waverly, lA, USA 2010 Wartburg Jazz Festival Guest Lecturer and Performer Federal University of Parana (UFPR) • Curitiba, PR, Brazil 2007 Teaching Assistant - Musical Composition Workshops on Band Practice, Contemporary Worship 2002 - 2017 and Theology of Worship in Brazil (2002-2015), Norway (2017) India (2013), Thailand (2013), USA (2010), and Malaysia (2006).

Selected Publications

:: "The Musical Thought of Luther in Time and Space: Performative Negotiations of the Lutheran Tradition of Congregational Music in the Twenty-first Century." In O Som da Reforma, Joezer Mendonça, ed. Curitiba: CRV, Brazil, 2017.
:: "Composition in Context: Musical 2019 Creation and Congregational-Liturgical Function" and "Past in Present: Rekindling Hymnodic Legacy in the ECLCB." In Companion to the New Lutheran Hymnal (working title), Werner Ewald, ed. Sao Leopoldo: Editora Sinodal, RS, Brazil, 2018. (Forthcoming)

Professional Distinctions

Hymn Society • Member 2019

Performance Studies International • Member 2017
Society for Christian Scholarship in Music • Member 2017
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) • Member 2017
Society for Ethnomusicology • Member 2017
Student Research Scholarship • Christian Congregational Music Conference Award 2017
Baylor Libraries Summer Teaching Fellowship 2017
Baylor Conyers Scholar 2016 - 2017
Gerald and Kathy Dunlap Endowed Internship 2016
Crouch Music and Fine Arts Library • Baylor University, TX

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