Conference Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all conference activities will be held on the Concordia University campus. Activities that are open to the public are marked with an asterisk ( * ) before the time. Transportation for offsite events open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday is available only for registered conference attendees. Those not registered may attend those events but need their own transportation.

Printable conference schedule (final) and campus map

Sunday, June 23, 2019

7:00p       Hymn festival at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral – Bruce Neswick and Benjamin Kolodziej, organists

Monday, June 24, 2019

8:00am       Shuttles begin at conference hotels
8:30-3:30    Pre-conference: Finale® training – presented by Mavis Kallestad (additional fee)
*9:00am       Publisher and artists vendor fair for ALCM and local community
9:30-noon   Workshop presented by the Church Music Institute: “Planning through the Church Year: Thinking Liturgically & Musically” – separate registration required
10:30          Hosting a Hearts * Hands * Voices workshop – presented by Kevin Barger
Noon           Lunch (catered – self-pay)
1:00pm       Reading sessions: choral, keyboard, handbell
*4:00pm       Opening eucharist at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church (adjacent to Concordia campus)
5:30pm       Catered dinner at Concordia (included)
7:00pm       ALCM national business meeting & awards
8:30pm       Vendor dessert reception (8:30-10:00)
9:00pm       Shuttles begin loop to hotels

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:00am       Shuttle buses begin
*9:00am       Morning Prayer – outside of library (weather permitting)
9:30am       Plenary #1 – Susan Briehl
10:30am     Break – exhibits open
10:45am     Workshops #1
Noon           Lunch (included) – regional meetings
2:00pm       Workshops #2
3:00pm       Vendor and exhibit time
5:30pm       Catered dinner at Concordia (included)
6:30pm       Buses depart for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
*7:00pm       Evensong at Trinity followed by reception 
8:30pm       Buses return to Concordia and conference hotels

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8:00am       Shuttle buses begin
*9:00am       Morning Prayer
9:30am       Plenary #2 – Robert Farlee
11:00am     Workshops #3
Noon           Lunch on own (local options) – Free time
2:00pm       Vendors close
2:00pm       Buses depart for Moveable Hymn Sing:
Zion Lutheran, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic, Temple Beth Israel
5:00pm       Dinner at Jewish Center
6:00pm       Buses begin to Grotto
*7:00pm       Evening concert by The Ensemble of Oregon in chapel at Grotto
*8:00pm       Prayers and songs in chapel
8:45pm       Buses return to Concordia and conference hotels

Thursday, June 27, 2019

8:00am       Shuttle buses begin
9:00am       Plenary #3 – Samuel Torvend
*10:30am     Eucharist
Noon           Conference concludes
Shuttles to conference hotels
Lunch on own
Afternoon   Post-conference wine tasting (additional fee)