Beverly Howard, D.M.A.

Professor of Music

Office Phone: (951) 343-4252
E-mail: bhoward@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Hawkins 223
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.M.A. Organ, Theory University of North Texas
M.M. Organ, Theory University of Oklahoma
B.M. Organ, Theory University of Oklahoma
  • Additional Education

    Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration;
    Bryn Mawr College
    Graduate Work in Higher Education Administration: Institutional Planning;
    Claremont Graduate School
    Visiting Scholar;
    Claremont School of Theology
    Liturgical Studies;
    Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
    Summer Institute for Music Technology College Music Society;
    Illinois State University
    Interactive Multimedia Studies;
    University of California-Irvine

  • Courses Taught

    Music Theory I, II, III, IV
    Music in Worship
    Form and Analysis (Undergraduate/Graduate)
    Music in Global Studies
    Musicianship Labs
    Class Piano
    Private Organ
    Private Piano
    Service Playing
    Congregational Singing Practices
    Experiences in Music Technology

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Congregational Song/Hymnology
    Developing electronic courseware for music theory
    Theory pedagogy
    20th-century organ/trumpet literature

  • Teaching Experience

    Teaching Fellow in Organ; University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    Instructor of Music - Studio Piano and Music Theory; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

    Graduate Associate, Class and Studio Piano; University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

    Member, Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, Glory to God

    Editor, The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, 2003-2008

    Member, Format and Organization Committee, Celebrating Grace: A Hymnal for Baptist Worship

    Contributing Editor, Call to Worship

    PRESENTATIONS:
    "Singing Grace at Table: Spiritual Formation Beyond 'Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Thanks for the Grub'," Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, at the University of Redlands, July 18, 2016.

    "Hymns Go Viral: YouTube and Hymn-Related Videos" Presented at the Annual Meeting of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, July 15-19, 2012.

    "A Wired Campus: Establishing a Philosophy and Pedagogy for Technology in Music and Worship" at Building the Next Generation Conference at Baylor University's Center for Christian Music Studies, September 27-29, 2012.

    "It's Not Your Grandparents' Hymnology Course." Annual Conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Denver, CO, 2011.

    "Java Hot Potatoes: Interactive Drills for Music Theory." Electronic Showcase, College Music Society Annual Meeting, 2009.

    “Finish Line.” Premiere of work for trumpet/organ and multimedia. International Trumpet Guild Conference. 2003.

    “Strategies for Teaching Hymnology in a Multimedia Culture.” HSUSC Annual Meeting. 2000.

    “Electronic Poster Presentation: Error Detection Assistant." ATMI. 1999.

    “Electronic Poster Presentation: Voice-Leading Guide.” Institute of Music Research UTSA. 1999.

    “Strategies for Teaching Music Theory in a Multimedia Culture.” CMS: Southern Pacific Chapter. 1998.

    “Faculty Portfolios: A New Way to Document Excellence in Teaching.” Panelist ICCUFA. 1994.

    “Constructing Integrated Syllabi: Creating a Place at the Table.” Eastern University. 1994.

    “Teaching in the Mother Tongue: Effective Images for Leading and Learning.” Eastern University. 1993.

    “Music for Baroque Trumpet and Organ: More than Voluntaries.” Redlands Organ Festival. 1993

    “20th-Century Music for Trumpet and Organ.” Redlands Organ Festival. 1993

    “Women of Note: A Lecture Recital of Vocal Music.” CMS: Pacific Southern Chapter. 1991.

    “Music for Baroque Trumpet and Organ: More than Voluntaries.” CMS: Pacific Southern Chapter. 1991.

    “20th-Century Music for Trumpet and Organ by American Composers.” CMS Annual Meeting. 1988.

    “Ceremony.” Premiere of work for trumpet and organ. International Trumpet Guild Conference. 1987.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: An Adult Advent Study on Hymns (Downloadable study published by The Thoughtful Christian, a subsidiary of WJK Press), October 2015.

    Will You Come and Follow Me?: An Adult Lenten Study on Hymns (Downloadable study published by The Thoughtful Christian, a subsidiary of WJK Press), January 2015.

    "Musical Genres in Glory to God", ThePresbyterianLeader.com, 2014, 1-7.

    "Streams of Song: Developing a New Hymnal for the Presbyterian Church (USA)" Chapter 141. The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices, and Politics edited by Stanley Brunn, Springer Press, December 2014.

    "Streams of Song in Glory to God: Sources of the New Presbyterian Hymnal," Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts published by the Office of Theology and Worship Presbyterian Church (USA), 2014, 16-19.

    "Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore: Answering the Call to Discipleship" Presbyterians Today, August 2014, p. 5.

    "The Church's One Foundation: A Hymn for the Church" Presbyterians Today, September 2013, 4-5.

    "What Is the Future of the Traditional Hymn?" ThePresbyterianLeader.com (April 2012)

    "Why Sing Global Songs." ThePresbyterianLeader.com. (August 17, 2011).

    "The Hymnal as a Denominational Scrapbook." ThePresbyterianLeader.com. (January 26, 2011).

    “Dancing with the Tribes: Strategies for Teaching Hymnology in a Multimedia Culture.” The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song 52.3 (2001): 6-10.

    “Hymn Performance: ‘Cuando el Pobre.’ ” The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song 52.1 (2001): 48-49.

    “Hymn Performance: ‘O Sacred Head Now wounded.’ ” The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song 52.2 (2001): 47-48.

    “Hymn Performance: An Advent Hymn: ‘To a Maid Engaged to Joseph.’ ”The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song 52.4 (2001): 44-45.

    “Research Report: P. Boyd Smith Hymnology Collection at California Baptist University.” The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song 50.3 (1999): 42.

    “Church Music Curriculum and the Final Frontier.” Journal of the Proceedings of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. (1997).

    “Women of Hymnody: Voices of Faith.” Daughters of Sarah. 21:4 (1995): 44-46.

    “The Trumpet and Organ Works of Daniel Pinkham: An Organist’s Perspective.” International Trumpet Guild Journal, 18.3 (1994): 35-41.

    “Of Barometers, Rocking Chairs, Boxing Rings and Mulligan Stew: The Collegiate Response to Contemporary Trends in Church Music.” Journal of the Proceedings of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. (1993).

    “Original Music for Trumpet and Organ: A Survey with Performance Suggestions.” Diapason (1988).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Organist
    Calvary Presbyterian Church, Riverside, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Organist
    Calvary Presbyterian Church, Riverside, CA

  • Personal Philosophy

    "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
    Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC