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.

Learn more about ALCM . . .

2019 Biennial Conference

Online registration is now open!

Membership in ALCM

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

 

Webinars

Join us on October 31st for our first-ever webinar featuring David Cherwien. Can’t join us that day? Register now and view the recorded webinar at your leisure.

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.

Job Listing Service

Congregations regularly report that people they interviewed and/or hired found the position on the ALCM site. List your position or view the job listings that are posted.

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.

 

What’s new at ALCM

and on the website?

 

New!  Purchase the October 18 webinar: “Developing and Leading a Children’s Music Camp”

New!  December e-newsletter

Recordings of webinars by David Cherwien, Bradley Ellingboe, and Karol Kimmell available for purchase in the Marketplace.

For members only: Publishers’ Digital Reading Sessions (log in to the members area)

“If I could belong to only one professional organization, I would choose ALCM.”

–Anne Krentz Organ, Park Ridge, IL

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