Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
June 2, 2014 e-newsletter

ALCM Logo with baton

David Bielenberg Greetings -


As we come to the end of another Easter season, and shift into "summer mode," I hope you have made time for some well deserved rest and relaxation following a busy year of your ministry.


I also hope that you have considered attending one (or more!) of ALCM's four regional conferences this summer. Each of the regions has planned a unique conference with great worship opportunities, thought provoking plenary speakers, practical workshops, reading sessions, and plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues. You can find the conference schedules and other information about them on the ALCM web site. Just click on the links below.


I will be attending all four conferences, and am looking forward to each of them. I hope to see you at (at least!) one of them.


Till then, God's blessings on each of you!


David Bielenberg

ALCM Executive Director

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There's Still Time to Register
for Regional Conferences!

July 14-16, 2014
Christ Lutheran Church, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
The Three Days--Singing Salvation History 


July 28-30, 2014 
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral 
Kansas City, MO 
Setting the Table Well: Feeding Hungry Worshippers in a Fast Food Culture 
June 30-July 2, 2014 
Christ Lutheran Church 
Charlotte, NC 
Many Voices--One Choir
June 15-18, 2014 
Concordia University and 
St. Michael's Lutheran Church 
Portland, OR 
Emerging: Living and Serving  
on the Hinge of Change
R4 online registration closes this Friday at noon Central time.
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Region 4 Summer 2014 Newsletter


Looking for some practical helps? The Region 4 summer 2014 newsletter has a variety of articles of interest to all ALCM members. Included in this issue:

  • Information about the 2014 ALCM Region 4 Portland Gathering
  • "Ask a Pro" - Gregory Peterson re: what we can learn from our South African Lutherans
  • "Ask a Pro" - Bradley Ellingboe re: curing a flat alto section
  • Regional News: Kim Cramer on church and community; Emily Porter interview
  • "Worth the Read" by six region 4 members
  • An invitation from the Arizona chapter of ACDA for ALCM members to participate in their "Music in Worship Focus Day" 
Many thanks!
Thanks to those of you who sent your already-read copies of this issue of CrossAccent. We now have a supply of additional copies in the ALCM office.