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.

 

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.

 

“From Generation to Generation”

Join us–in person or virtually–in Valparaiso in 2022 for a conference held during and in conjunction with the festival week of Lutheran Summer Music.

 

Call for Essays:

CrossAccent, Spring 2022

Essays on the topic of “The Abiding and Enduring Word” are welcomed for the Spring 2022 issue of CrossAccent, the first issue of the journal’s thirtieth-anniversary year. Click here to read about this issue’s theme. Manuscripts are due on January 1, 2022.
 

Virtual Hymns

These three ALCM virtual hymns are available for use with no additional permission.
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Angels We Have Heard on High
O Day, Full of Grace

 

Upcoming Local and National Events

Jul
18
Mon
2022
all-day Valparaiso, IN with LSM @ Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN with LSM @ Valparaiso University
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
This event will be held in conjunction with the closing activities of Lutheran Summer Music. Details to follow.
Dec
31
Sat
2022
all-day Sioux Falls, SD @ Our Savior's Lutheran
Sioux Falls, SD @ Our Savior's Lutheran
Dec 31 all-day
Register online Register by mail
12:00 am St. Peter, MN @ First Lutheran Church
St. Peter, MN @ First Lutheran Church
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am
Register online Register by mail Details coming soon!
9:00 am Worcester, MA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Worcester, MA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register online Register by mail
9:00 am Allentown, PA @ Christ Lutheran Church
Allentown, PA @ Christ Lutheran Church
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Register online Register by mail  Hymns in Worship: Caring, Choosing, CreatingPastors and Musicians are invited to come to this workshop to explore questions around songs and hymns sung together in assembly. Questions include Why do[...]
9:00 am Lansing, MI @ Our Savior Lutheran Church and School
Lansing, MI @ Our Savior Lutheran Church and School
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Register online Register by mail Schedule9:00 Registration and Refreshments9:20 Welcome, Introductions and Announcements9:30 Handbells, Nicole Leppula10:45 Choral, Dr. Brian Altevogt12:00 Lunch1:00 Organ, Dr. John Boonenberg2:15 Making Hymn Festivals and Festival Services FestiveDr. Altevogt, Dr. Boonenberg, and John Horak3:30 Q and A4:00 Closing Worship, Pastor[...]

Membership in ALCM

Learn about the many benefits of membership in ALCM and/or apply to become a member.

 

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.

Advertise

Explore the advertising opportunities available in ALCM print & electronic publications.

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

Become a member of ALCM