June 13, 2012

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
In This Issue
Summer 2012 Regional Events
Choral Music Workshop
ALCM Members Published
Annual Fund Drive Underway
Summer & Fall Planning Helps
Quick Links

Donate to ALCM






Pine Lake Music



ALCM Summer Events



25th Anniversary Hymn Festival Home Page  




Summer may be a relaxing and rejuvenating time for many church musicians, but for those ALCM members involved in summer conferences, things are hopping! As this e-newsletter is being put together, the Region 2 conference in Austin is winding down and the Region 3 conference in St. Peter is ready to begin. If you have not already registered for one of the regional conferences, we hope that you'll take advantage of the variety of offerings that are taking place around the country. Links and additional information regarding the events are listed below.


Enjoy the summer!


Cheryl Dieter

ALCM Business Manager

Summer 2012 Regional Events


It's not too late to register! 


Region 1 - "God Made Manifest: Liturgy, Song, Life"

        June 27-29 - Bethlehem, PA

        View the conference schedule

        Register online for the Region 1 event

        Print & mail a registration form


Region 3 - "Faith to Sing Always: Teaching the Faith and Growing Community Through Music"          

        June 14-16 - Saint Peter, MN

        July 26-28 - River Forest (Chicago), IL

        August 10-12 - Lincoln, NE

        Register online for the Region 3 events

        Print & mail a registration form


Region 4 - "Behold I Tell You a Mystery: Telling God's Story in the 21st Century" 

        July 23-25 - Thousand Oaks, CA

        View the conference schedule 

        Register online for the Region 4 event

        Print & mail a registration form 


Please note: Payment must be made at the time you register. If you register online, your registration is not complete until you complete the online payment information (last page of the form).


St. Armands Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Florida is hosting a Choral Music Workshop on August 25th featuring Joseph Martin, Brad Nix and Lloyd Larson.


St. Armands Circle is beautiful, and there are many restaurants and shops - plan to make it a weekend! Choir members as well as choir directors, accompanists, organists and other musicians are welcome!


To register go to www.pinelakemusic.com. Select "Conferences" (left side), then select "Gloria Deo - Sarasota." Questions? Contact the folks at Pine Lake Music or email Jane Lautner at jlautner10@comcast.net.


ALCM Members Published  


ChildrenSing in Worship Vol. 2Congratulations to ALCM members Cynthia Anderson, Nancy Raabe, and Tom Keesecker, whose compositions were included in ChildrenSing in Worship, Vol. 2, Augsburg Fortress' most recent volume in the "ChildrenSing" series. One of Nancy's pieces included in the volume ("All Things Are Possible with God") was previously posted on the ALCM web site. Because it has now been published, copies downloaded from the ALCM site are no longer legal copies. If you wish to continue using this piece, please purchase a copy of ChildrenSing in Worship, Vol. 2.


Do you have not-yet-published music that you would like to share with other ALCM members? Email it to office@alcm.org and we will post it. You can check out the submission guidelines on our web site for more information. We've also started a new category of material in the Members Area called "Previously Posted, Now Published." If you submit a piece for posting on the web site and it is later published, we'll list it in that category with links to the publisher's listing.




WorshipLeads.com is a free online resource designed to assist churches in locating short, mid and long-term worship leaders, instrumentalists and vocalists and, conversely, to assist worship leaders, instrumentalists and vocalists in their search for churches in which to use their talents. 


For more information go to WorshipLeads.com or email founder Mark Mattingly at Mark@WorshipLeads.com.



ALCM Annual Fund Drive Underway


ALCM has a mission to reach its goal of a 100 percent giving rate - 100 percent member giving, that is. We want everyone to give something to the ALCM 2012 Annual Fund - whether $5 or $5,000.


Why is this so important? When all members give to the Annual Fund, it makes a strong outward statement to our constituents. It says that ALCM members care about their profession, the mission of ALCM, and their colleagues. Annual Fund giving expresses our desire to extend ALCM's program possibilities and to engage committed musicians and pastors in the inspiring art of worship.


If you have not yet made your contribution, please prayerfully consider a gift to the ALCM Annual Fund. Your gift makes a true difference in what we can accomplish together.

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You can donate online, send a check or credit card donation using the reply envelope you recently received by mail, or simply send a
donation to:


810 Freeman St

Valparaiso, IN 46383


Remember - donations to ALCM are tax deductible!

Summer & Fall Planning Helps


Remember to check out these previously-published issues of "Tips for the Twenty-Fifth" as you begin planning for summer and fall: 





Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
Valparaiso University
810 Freeman Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383