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.

Norma Aamodt-Nelson Student Scholar Award

Students are invited to apply for the 2021 ALCM Norma Aamodt-Nelson Student Scholar Award. Deadline to apply is May 15.

 

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.

 

Easter Virtual Hymn

The Easter virtual hymn has now been posted and is available for use without any copyright restrictions. 

Other Virtual Hymns

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

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

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.

 

What’s new at ALCM

and on the website?

New! Norma Aamodt-Nelson Student Scholar Award

New!  Virtual Easter Hymn

New!  2021 Webinar series registration is now open

New! For members (login required):

All ALCM recordings available for listening

Spring 2021 publishers digital reading sessions

Newest In Tempo and CrossAccent issues

New!  April 2021 e-newsletter

Upcoming Local and National Events

Apr
23
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar – Kurt Berentsen
ALCM Webinar – Kurt Berentsen
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Ministry Leadership to/for/with Church Membership – Click here for details
May
1
Sat
2021
2:00 pm Akron, OH @ Holy Trinity @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Akron, OH @ Holy Trinity @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
May 1 @ 2:00 pm
Akron, OH @ Holy Trinity @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Joining Hands, Joining Voices: Celebrating Our Community Through Serving and Singing. Five urban Akron congregations gather together with Grammy-nominated organist and enlivening song-leader Jan Kraybill to offer something really unique.
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[...]
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

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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