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
to serve musicians of all types
from paid professionals
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.
Join us on the campus of Valparaiso University and the beautiful Chapel of the Resurrection as we Ponder Anew how to communicate God’s saving grace to all peoples in meaningful, relevant ways. The emphasis of this conference is on practical skill-building. Learn more at alcm.org/2024-valparaiso.
Fourth Fridays: “Talk shop” and socialize with other ALCM members live on the fourth Friday of every month at 6PM ET on Zoom.
“What Wondrous Love”
Did you miss the 2023 biennial conference in Philadelphia? You can still purchase a virtual registration, which will give you access to all recorded events: workshops, plenaries, reading sessions, worship services, and concerts. Click to purchase all conference recordings.
Learn about the many benefits of membership in ALCM and/or apply to become a member.
Issues of ALCM publications, recordings of hymn festivals, and other ALCM branded products are available in the Marketplace.
Your donation to ALCM will help advance our mission to equip musicians for service in the church.
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.
Join us for the third and final webinar of our 2024 Winter Webinar Series. Jim Hild will present on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 2pm EST. Cost for the whole series of three webinars is $25 for members, $39 for non-members. Learn more at alcm.org/2024-winter-webinar-series.
You are invited to participate in the creation of ALCM’s virtual St. John Passion chorale by singing or playing an instrument. The deadline for submission of recordings has been extended to Thursday, February 29, 2024.
A new set of resources developed to assist congregations in the process of searching for and hiring a musician.
What’s new on the website?
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