ALCM nurtures and equips musicians 

to serve and lead the church’s song. 

The church’s song takes many forms

and is expressed in many ways.

ALCM offers practical education programs

and diverse resources

through conferences, 

publications,

and fellowship

to serve musicians of all types

from paid professionals 

to volunteers.

By connecting servant leaders to one another

and by cultivating their musical gifts,

ALCM supports worshipping communities

in the proclamation of the gospel.

The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians

Music is a vital expression of Lutheran worship. The church’s song takes many forms and is expressed in many ways. By sharing the knowledge, experience and passion that honor our heritage and inspire our future, ALCM nurtures and equips those who lead music in worship. ALCM offers practical education programs and diverse resources through conferences, publications and fellowship to serve musicians of all types – from paid professionals to volunteers. By connecting servant leaders to one another and by cultivating their musical gifts, ALCM supports worshipping communities in the proclamation of the gospel.

ALCM Virtual Music Celebration,

Awards Presentation,

Biennial Business Meeting, and Compline

Thursday, July 29 at 8:00 pm EDT

(7:00 pm CDT, 6:00 pm MDT, 5:00 pm PDT)

Norma Aamodt-Nelson Student Scholar Award

Renata Peperkorn (Concordia University Nebraska) has been selected as the 2021 ALCM Norma Aamodt-Nelson Student Scholar.

 

 

2021 Webinar Series

ALCM is pleased to announce its 2021 webinars, a group of three seasonal and one free series.

 

Worship Streams & Recordings

Here is a list of ALCM member-led worship streams and recordings.

 

A new set of resources developed to assist congregations in the process of searching for and hiring a musician. 

ACLM announces Jacob B. Weber recipient of the 2021 Raabe Prize for his composition Festival Gloria, scored for SATB choir, organ, and brass quartet.

 

Virtual Hymns

These ALCM virtual hymns are available for use with no additional permission. Click on the graphic below to access the files.

 

What’s new at ALCM

and on the website?

New!  Renata Peperkorn has been selected as the 2021 ALCM Norma Aamodt-Nelson Student Scholar

New!  Jacob B. Weber named 2021 Raabe Prize winner

New!  2021 Webinar series registration is open 

New!  For members (login required):

All ALCM recordings available for listening

Newest In Tempo and CrossAccent issues

New!  July 2021 e-newsletter

Upcoming Local and National Events

Jul
30
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Handbell Choirs – ...
ALCM Webinar: Handbell Choirs – ...
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Handbell Choirs: Glide and dab your way to better musicianship Michael Joy For details go to: https://alcm.org/summer-webinars/
Aug
13
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Composing Music fo...
ALCM Webinar: Composing Music fo...
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Core Principles of Composing Music for the Assembly Mark Mummert For details go to: https://alcm.org/fall-webinars/
Aug
27
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Worship and Civic ...
ALCM Webinar: Worship and Civic ...
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Worship and Civic Life Mark Oldenburg For details go to: https://alcm.org/fall-webinars/
Sep
24
Fri
2021
3:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Better Communicati...
ALCM Webinar: Better Communicati...
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Better Communication through Conducting Alexa Doebele For details go to: https://alcm.org/fall-webinars/
Oct
15
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Teaching about Mus...
ALCM Webinar: Teaching about Mus...
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teaching about Music, Liturgy, and the Church Musician’s Role through Creative Means Adam Lefever Hughes For details go to: https://alcm.org/fall-webinars/
Oct
16
Sat
2021
8:30 am Marquette, MI @ Messiah Lutheran
Marquette, MI @ Messiah Lutheran
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Register online Register by mail PresentersDaniel Schwandt is currently a doctoral student in organ performance at the University of Notre Dame and Music Associate at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana. He recently[...]

Membership in ALCM

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Publications

Members receive the journal CrossAccent as well as the more practical In Tempo, both published three times per year. In addition, a monthly e-newsletter keeps members and others up to date on news and events.

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Marketplace

Issues of ALCM publications, recordings of hymn festivals, and other ALCM branded products are available in the Marketplace.

 

Donate to ALCM

Your donation to ALCM will help advance our mission to equip musicians for service in the church.

ALCM members are . . .

  • Organists, pianists, choir directors, instrumentalists, praise band and instrumental ensemble leaders, and handbell directors
  • Lutherans and non-Lutherans working in Lutheran and non-Lutheran congregations
  • Full-time, part-time, volunteer, retired church musicians, and others who share an interest in music in the Lutheran tradition
  • Musicians, pastors, teachers, choir members, worship and music committee members, and other interested lay people
  • Musicians with a high level of training, musicians with a modest amount of training, and musicians who are primarily self-trained

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