Dr Monique Ingalls

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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Music, and Director of Research and Graduate Programs for the Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies
Emailmonique_Ingalls@baylor.edu


I am an ethnomusicologist, church music scholar, and church musician. I joined the School of Music faculty at Baylor University (Texas, USA) in 2014, where I serve as Assistant Professor of Music and Church Music Graduate Program Director. My research examines the effects of 20th and 21st century social, cultural, and technological changes on Christian communities through the lens of congregational music-making, both in and beyond North America. My work has been published in journals, encyclopedias, and edited books in several fields, including ethnomusicology, media studies, hymnology, religious studies, and ecclesiology. I am committed to building collaborative research networks for the study of Christian music and religious music more broadly. I co-founded the “Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives” conference, a biennial international gathering which meets in Cuddesdon, Oxford, UK (congregationalmusic.org). I serve as senior series editor for the Congregational Music Studies book series with Routledge Press.

Qualifications
BA (Hon) in Anthropology of Music2003John Brown University, Siloam Spring, AR, USA
PhD in Anthropology of Music2008University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Research interests and supervision areas

Ethnomusicology of Christianity; Christian congregational music; British and American gospel music; music within digital/networked religion; music within global Pentecostalism; how congregational music operates in processes of community creation, social boundary demarcation, and building relationships across social boundaries

Selected publications
Books
  • Mall, Andrew, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Monique M. Ingalls.2021. Studying Congregational Music:
    Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge Press.
  • Nicholas Cook, Monique M. Ingalls, and David Trippett, eds. 2019. The Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. 2018. Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Ingalls, Ingalls, Monique M., Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, and Zoe C. Sherinian, eds. 2018. Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide. London and New York: Routledge Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. and Amos Yong, eds. 2015. The Spirit of Praise: Music and Worship in Global Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. Carolyn Landau, and Tom Wagner, eds. 2013. Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity, and Experience. Farnham: Ashgate.
Selected articles and chapters
  • Ingalls, Monique M. 2022. “Of Animatronic Praise Bands and Worship Leading Chickens: The Serious Business of Evangelical Christian Worship Parody Videos.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 34(2).
  • Baker, Shannan and Monique M. Ingalls. 2022. “The Musical Rhetoric of Charismatic Revival: Continuity and Change in the Songs of the Toronto Blessing and Bethel Church.” For The Journal of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, special issue on Pentecostalism and the Arts: 42(1). (https://doi.org/10.1080/27691616.2022.2042043)
  • Mall, Andrew, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Monique M. Ingalls. 2021. “Interdisciplinarity and Epistemic Diversity in Congregational Music Studies.” Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives, ed. by Mall et al, pp. 1-14. London and New York: Routledge Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. 2019. “Digital Devotion: Musical Multimedia in Online Ritual and Religious Practice.” In The Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture, ed. by Nicholas Cook, Monique M. Ingalls, and David Trippett, pp. 150-167. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M., Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, and Zoe C. Sherinian. 2018. “Music as Local and Global Positioning: How Congregational Music-Making Produces the Local in Christian Communities Worldwide.” In Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide, edited by Monique M. Ingalls, Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, and Zoe C. Sherinian, pp. 1-31. London and New York: Routledge Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. 2017. “Style Matters: Contemporary Worship Music and the Meaning of Popular Musical Borrowings.” Liturgy: A Journal of the Liturgical Conference 32:1, 7-15, DOI: 10.1080/0458063X.2016.1229435.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. 2016. “Worship on the Web: Broadcasting Devotion through Worship Music Videos on YouTube.” In Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences, Christina Baade and James Deaville, eds., pp. 293-208. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Ingalls, Monique M. 2016. “Transnational Connections, Musical Meaning, and the 1990s ‘British Invasion’ of North American Evangelical Worship Music.” The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities, Suzel Ana Reily and Jonathan Dueck, eds., pp. 425-448. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.