April 22, 2010
Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
In This Issue
Grace Notes Online
2011 Raabe Prize Seeking Submissions
Summer 2010 Conferences
Special Offer for ALCM Members
May2010 Grace NotesGrace Notes May issue online
The May 2010 online issue of Grace Notes has been posted and is ready for viewing. This issue includes articles on:
  • Richard Hillert, who died February 18
  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • Semi-annual sacred recordings review
  • Summer choral camp opportunity for youth
  • Lutheran Songwriters' Conference
  • and much more!
The deadline for submissions for the August issue is July 1.
2011 Raabe Prize Seeking Submissions
Raabe PrizeSubmissions are now being accepted for the 2011 Raabe Prize for Excellence in Sacred Composition. This prize is awarded every two years for a single musical work, published or unpublished and written within the last five years, that reflects a larger history of excellence on the part of the composer. While any sacred piece may be submitted, works that include the voice or voices are preferred over those for instruments alone. The composer need not be Lutheran. The $2,000 monetary award is shared equally by the winner and a musical or ecclesiastical organization chosen by the composer. Submissions for the 2011 prize must be postmarked by August 1, 2010. View the Guidelines for Submissionfor more information.
Planning to attend a summer conference? 
If you plan to attend one of ALCM's summer conferences, please help out the conference planning committees by registering now! The earlier people register, the more certainty there is that the conferences can move ahead as planned. Your conference planners will be very grateful!
Online registration is available for all summer conferences. Click on the links on the left side of this newsletter to register. 
Last Chance to Publish Your Business Card! 
There's still time to publish your business card in your regional conference book this summer.  
Submit 2 business cards (and a PDF of your business card if possible) and a check to ALCM for $35.
Do you have 2 different business cards or an oversized card? Send 3 cards and a check for $60.
Do you want to include your business card in all 4 region's books?  Send 5 cards and a check for $120.
  • Assist with the expenses of the conference.   
  • Make connections with other ALCM members - who you are and where you serve.
  • Get a copy of the conference book, even if you can't attend! 
Send your check to the Strongsville office (address below) payable to ALCM with 2 business cards (PDF if possible) by April 30, 2010. Payment must be made now; no billing.
Thanks for your support of ALCM!
Joanna Pretz-Anderson
14367 Bennington Dr
Strongsville, OH  44136-8103


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