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.

 

Register now!

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.

ALCM Community

Fourth Fridays:  “Talk shop” and socialize with other ALCM members live on the fourth Friday of every month at 6PM ET on Zoom.

Membership in ALCM

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

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.

 

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.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2025 Raabe Prize for Excellence in Sacred Music. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2024.

Purchase Recordings from the 2024 Winter Webinar Series!

Recordings from the 2024 Winter webinar series are still available for purchase at a reduced rate. The 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.

“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.

Virtual Hymns

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

Resources to assist congregations in the process of searching for and hiring a musician.

What’s new for members?

Members must log in to access the following:

New instrumental hymn arrangements

100 top CCLI songs with commentary

Newest In Tempo and CrossAccent issues

Member Quicklinks

Renew my membership

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Upcoming Events

Jun
28
Fri
2024
all-day Decorah, IA – Dorian Choral Retreat @ Luther College
Decorah, IA – Dorian Choral Retreat @ Luther College
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
Do you send your students to the Dorian Festivals and camps? Do you think that maybe you would like to participate or wish you could? Take a look at the Choral Retreat! This year the[...]
Jul
7
Sun
2024
all-day Lutheridge Music Week @ Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center
Lutheridge Music Week @ Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center
Jul 7 – Jul 12 all-day
Lutheridge Music Week @ Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center
Worship and Music Workshop with Adult Choir led by Zeb Highben, Hymn Festival Choir and Organ Class led by Catherine Rodland and Handbell Tracks led by Michael Helman and Worship and Bible Study led by[...]
Jul
14
Sun
2024
3:00 pm Janet Voyles & Friends @ Joy Lutheran Church
Janet Voyles & Friends @ Joy Lutheran Church
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
Our 2023-24 season wraps up when JOY’s clarinetist-in-residence, Janet Voyles, headlines a special summer concert featuring a variety of music for solo clarinet, two clarinets, and a surprise or two.
Dec
31
Wed
2025
all-day Lansing, MI @ Our Savior Lutheran
Lansing, MI @ Our Savior Lutheran
Dec 31 all-day
This event has been postponed and we are currently determining a new date. Thank you for your patience. Hearts • Hands • Voices Come for a day of application-based learning to help develop and refine[...]

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