David Toledo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Worship Studies

Office Phone: (951) 552-8993
E-mail: dtoledo@calbaptist.edu
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Church Music Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 2012
M.M. Church Music Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 2007
B.M. Vocal Performance Northwestern State University 1999
  • Courses Taught

    Theological Foundations of Worship I
    Theology and History of Worship
    History of Church Music
    Contemporary Issues in Music and Worship

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Music and Worship in Christian Higher Education
    Liturgical/Worship Studies
    Biblical Anthropology

  • Teaching Experience

    Doctoral Seminars:
    Research in Congregational Song: British Hymnody
    Research in Congregational Song: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Hymnody
    Research in Aesthetics: Worship and Biblical Anthropology
    Research in Theology and Worship: Trinitarian Theology
    Research in Worship History: Old Testament Worship

    Graduate Courses:
    Arts, Architecture, and Aesthetics in Artistic Ministry
    Church Music Education I (Children)
    Church Music Education II (Students, Adults, Senior Adults)
    Comparative Liturgies
    Congregational Song
    Contemporary Worship Leadership
    Directed Study in Childhood Music Education
    Financial Management and Administration in Ministry
    Influence of Popular Styles on Christian Worship
    Internship and Research Project I
    Issues in Church Music Education
    Performance Lab
    The Psalms
    Spiritual Formation
    Supervised Ministry I
    Supervised Ministry II
    Theological Foundations for Worship I
    Worship Arts - Authentic Expressions of Faith
    Worship Ministry Project (Capstone Project for Master of Arts in Worship)

    Undergraduate Courses:
    Biblical Foundations of Worship
    Culture, Philosophy, and Worship
    Financial Management and Administration in Ministry
    Fine Arts Perspectives on Life
    Music History III (Romantic Era to the Present)
    Theory and Musicianship I

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Publications:
    “The Master of Arts in Worship: A Reflection and a Path Forward” in Artistic Theologian, 7 (2019), 89-104.

    Review of Story and Song: A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship in The Hymn 68, no. 3 (Summer 2017): 51-52.

    “Freedom and Order in Worship: Paul’s Instructions in 1 Corinthians 14” in Artistic Theologian, 5 (2017), 3-16.

    “Celebrating Grace Hymnal – Five Years Later” in The Hymn, 66, no. 1 (Winter 2015): 16-22.

    “Created in God’s Image: Humanity’s Doxological Vocation” in Sistemática Equatorial, 2, no. 2 (August 2014): 123-150.

    “Relational Dynamics Within the Worship Ministry” in the Journal of the Baptist Church Music Conference, 28 (2013).

    “Why Worship Leaders Should Study Theology” in Artistic Theologian, 2 (2013): 16-24.

    Review of Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship in Artistic Theologian, 2 (2013): 126-127.

    Review of The Creedal Imperative in Artistic Theologian, 2 (2013): 124-125.

    Review of Hymn-Based Choral Compositions in The Verse, Monthly Newsletter of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada (January 2013).

    Review of Preaching as Worship: An Integrative Approach to Formation in Your Church in Artistic Theologian, 1 (2012): 74-75.

    Presentations:
    “Embracing the Challenge: Questions and Answers in Music and Worship Leadership Education”
    Annual Conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada?
    (Dallas, Texas, July 2019)

    “Designing Online Courses in Worship"
    Worshiplife Worship Curriculum Workshop
    (Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 2019)

    “Embracing the Challenge: Questions and Answers in Music and Worship Leadership Education”
    Evangelical Theological Society National Meeting
    (Denver, Colorado, November 2018)

    Featured Speaker – Worship
    EQUIP Conference, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
    (North Richland Hills, Texas, August 2018)

    “Graduate Education in Music and Worship Leadership Curriculum”
    WorshipLife Worship Curriculum Workshop
    (Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 2018)

    “Freedom and Order in Worship: Paul’s Instructions in 1 Corinthians 14"
    Invited Paper, Biblical Worship Section, Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting
    (San Antonio, Texas, November 2016)

    Keynote Speaker, Music Congress
    Faculdade Teológica Batista Equatorial
    (Belém, Brazil, August 2015)

    Keynote Speaker, Soli Deo Gloria Worship Conference
    Utah-Idaho Baptist State Convention
    (Provo, Utah, February 2015)

    “Two Roads Diverged: An Analysis and Comparison of Two Recent Baptist Hymnals”
    Annual Conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
    (Columbus, Ohio, July 2014)

    “Transforming Communities through the Arts: Developing a Community-Focused Arts Ministry”
    Annual Meeting, Baptist Church Music Conference
    (Dallas, Texas, March 2014)

    “Imaging God in Community: The Imago Dei and the Lord’s Supper”
    Annual National Meeting, Evangelical Theological Society
    (Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013)

    “The Growth of Calvinism Among Southern Baptists in the Twenty-First Century and Its Effect Upon Baptist Church Music”
    Colloquium on Baptist Church Music, Baylor University
    (Waco, Texas, September 2009)

    “Foundations of Student Music Ministry”?
    Alleluia Church Music Conference, Baylor University
    (Waco, Texas, July 2009)

    FBC Keller Chapel Choir, Featured Choral Performance
    Alleluia Church Music Conference, Baylor University
    (Waco, Texas, July 2009)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    My wife, Lindsey, and I have been married since 2004 and we have four children: Will, Ellery, Ethan, and Kate.