A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Chris Bade

Professor of Music, Dept. Co-Chair
Woodwinds & Orchestra
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  • Office Location:

    Smith-Hermanson MC 167

  • Phone:

    (765) 998-5258

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DMA, University of Illinois, 1994
MM, University of Akron, 1982
BME, Music Education, cum laude, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1980

Faculty Profile

Advice to Incoming Students

This is a truly magical time in your life and you will spend it a place where God’s presence it truly felt.  Make the most of every opportunity but also discern when and how to say “no”.  Faculty and staff at TU truly love young people and we celebrate all that you will accomplish here and beyond.  We feel called to guide, nourish, and challenge you in partnership with the Holy Spirit  Know that God sings over you in joy – Zeph 3:17

Why I Came to Taylor

We (my family and I) came to Taylor as an answer to prayer. We lived in Oklahoma for 9 years and loved our time there; but as God increased our family we prayed for the possibility to be in closer proximity to family in Chicago and NE Ohio.  The university has been wonderful as a place to grow professionally and spiritually and this was evident from the moment I stepped on campus as a faculty candidate.  Daily I am inspired to come to work where my colleagues are united in training and working with young people who love the Lord and want to share Jesus with a dying world.  I am blessed to be encouraged and challenged here at Taylor.


Principal Clarinet, Marion Philharmonic; Bass Clarinet, Muncie Symphony; Kokomo Park Band; Conducting;  Soccer as a Dad and participant; Volleyball; Teaching Youth at VBS; Lead worship occasionally at Old Town Hill Baptist Church, Muncie; Reading

Major Career Accomplishments

Sabbatical leave, Fall 2012 semester at Taylor University

Nov. 2011    Presentation at Lilly International Conference on College Teaching

2011             Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty

May, 2010    Premiered Concert Music! by Dana Collins with Marion Philharmonic

May, 2009    Recitals in Budapest, Hungary with Kyung Nam Oh, cello and Klara Kommendi, piano

Feb. 2009     Presentation at Midwest Scholar’s Conference

Sep, 2008     Presentation at Lilly North International Conference on College Teaching

2007-09         Who’s Who in American Education