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Alma Mater

In the grand Missouri heartland where great rivers rendezvous,

A treasure rare beyond compare is the home of white and blue.

Hallowed halls encourage learning, blending knowledge old and new,

Through reverence for excellence in the home of white and blue.

May we ever keep the honor of Missouri Baptist U

As we dedicate our knowledge to serve God and mankind, too.

Ladd Faszold, Professor of Music

Dr. Ladd Faszold is Professor of Music at MBU. He has degrees in choral music and composition from Southeast Missouri State University (BME), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MCM), and University of Memphis (DMA). He teaches courses in advanced theory, music history, Church Music, and composition. He is a composer of choral, chamber, and orchestral works. Twice local orchestras have performed his symphony, London, 1940. Dr. Faszold performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus. With this ensemble he has performed a large body of choral/orchestral works with world-class conductors, such as, Leonard Slatkin, Raymond Leopard and Robert Shaw. For 30 years Dr. Faszold has conducted various church and community choruses and currently serves as Interim Minister of Music at Third Baptist Church, St. Louis.