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Dr. Robert Pendergraft

Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator for Academic Studies
Music Department
Church Music
Office: Presser 306
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8012900 College St, Box 8012BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4683(254) 295-4683
Subjects Taught: Introduction to Church Music and Worship, History of Church Music and Worship, Philosophy of Church Music and Worship, The Songs of Worship, Worship Design, Church Music Administration, Intergenerational Church Music and Worship, Music Theory I, Church Music Internship, Music Appreciation
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.M.E. Samford University, B.M.E. Samford University

Robert Pendergraft joined the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor faculty in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor of Church Music and Program Coordinator for Church Music. He also currently serves as Area Coordinator for Academic Studies in Music. In 2017, Robert joined the staff of First Baptist Church of Salado where he currently serves as Associate Pastor of Music Ministries.  Robert additionally serves as the Past-President of the Baptist Church Music Conference, the national organization of denominational leaders, educators, and ministers of music serving Baptist congregations. He was an inaugural recipient of the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship Teacher/Scholar Grant in 2019. Robert holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

Research Interests

Intergenerational Worship

History of Music and Worship in the Southern Baptist Convention