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January 3, 2014
Association of
Lutheran Church Musicians

In This Issue
Lutheran Summer Music Conductors Announced
St. Olaf Choir Announces 2014 Tour
Contact Info for Directory

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Anne Krentz Organ Happy New Year!


I hope that you are catching your breath during these 12 days of Christmas, becoming energized for the weeks and months to come. As church musicians we live in an altered world of time. We execute plans for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany while already thinking ahead to Lent and Easter. "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Away in a Manger" co-exist with "Crucify Him!" and "He Is Risen!" We are blessed in our roles as leaders of the church's song - blessed to sing the entire story of our faith, blessed to encourage our assemblies to experience more vividly the changing seasons of the church year.


Thank you for all that you do throughout the year to bring the church's song to life.


Anne Krentz Organ

ALCM President 

 Lutheran Summer Music 

Conductors Announced


Students at LSM can participate in band, choir, orchestra, pipe organ, handbells, composition, and more.

Ensemble conductors for the 2014 Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival (LSM) includes Dr. Andrew Last (choir, Luther College); Dr. Jeffrey Doebler (band, Valparaiso University); and Dr. David Upham (orchestra, University of New Hampshire). They, along with 35 faculty from colleges and universities around the country, will guide 150 students through four weeks of rigorous musical training from June 22 to July 20 on the campus of Luther College.  

Encourage young musicians in your congregation to apply to LSM today! Applications submitted by January 31 receive a $200 early application discount. Students using the application code ALCM13 receive an additional $100 ALCM member referral discount. Email Sue Olstad, director of admissions, for materials. Build even more discounts for your students by enrolling in the Young Musicians Partnership.




The St. Olaf Choir launches its 2014 national tour to the Southeast United States on Saturday, Feb. 1, and will perform 15 concerts under the direction of Conductor Anton Armstrong in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This year's program features a rich tapestry of choral music, both a cappella and with grand pipe organ. Tickets are now available for all tour concerts online at or by calling 800-363-5487.


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The new ALCM Membership Directory will be published in January. Click here to see the membership pages of the directory. Select "Find" under the "Edit" menu to open a search box. Enter your last name to go to your listing. Check your listing for accuracy. If there are any changes to be made, send an email to [email protected]. The deadline for changes is Wednesday, January 8th.

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

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Valparaiso, IN 46383