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Christopher Bade

Professor of Music
Woodwinds & Orchestra

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orchestra woodwinds


  • DMA, University of Illinois 
  • MM, University of Akron
  • BME, Music Education, Illinois Wesleyan University

Career Highlights

Fall 2012—Sabbatical leave 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

Sept. 2008—Presentation at Lilly North International Conference on College Teaching

2007–2009—Who’s Who in American Education


We (my family and I) came to Taylor as an answer to prayer. We lived in Oklahoma for nine 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; and reading