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.

 

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

ACLM announces Jacob B. Weber recipient of the 2021 Raabe Prize for his composition Festival Gloria, scored for SATB choir, organ, and brass quartet.

 

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.

 

Sacred Music Conference

August 16 – 18, 2021 / Claremont, CA
Celebrate and reflect on the transition from
pandemic to the new normal.

 

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! Jacob B. Weber named 2021 Raabe Prize winner

New!  2021 Webinar series registration is open

New!  Sacred Music Conference 

New!  For members (login required):

 All ALCM recordings available for listening

 Spring 2021 publishers digital reading sessions

 Newest In Tempo and CrossAccent issues

New!  May 2021 e-newsletter

Upcoming Local and National Events

May
14
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: All Creation Sings
ALCM Webinar: All Creation Sings
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jennifer Baker-Trinity, David Sims, and John Weit Introducing the New ELCA Worship Supplement, All Creation Sings For details, go to: https://alcm.org/free-webinars/
May
21
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Congregational Son...
ALCM Webinar: Congregational Son...
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Michael Hawn Congregational Song for the Post-Covid Church: Singing love of neighbor For details, go to: https://alcm.org/winter-spring-webinars/
Jun
11
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Page to Pattern – ...
ALCM Webinar: Page to Pattern – ...
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Page to Pattern: How the score shapes conducting and rehearsal planning Zebulon Highben For details, go to: https://alcm.org/summer-webinars/
Jun
25
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Advent Folk Mass –...
ALCM Webinar: Advent Folk Mass –...
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Advent Folk Mass Linda Borecki For details go to: https://alcm.org/summer-webinars/
Jul
16
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Orgelkids: Build A...
ALCM Webinar: Orgelkids: Build A...
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Orgelkids: Build A Real Pipe Organ (in 45 minutes) Vincent M. Ryan For details go to: https://alcm.org/summer-webinars/
Jul
30
Fri
2021
2:00 pm ALCM Webinar: Handbell Choirs – ...
ALCM Webinar: Handbell Choirs – ...
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Handbell Choirs: Glide and dab your way to better musicianship Michael Joy For details go to: https://alcm.org/summer-webinars/

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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