2024 Winter Webinar Series
ALCM webinars are live one-hour online workshop sessions on a variety of topics. During the webinar, the presenter’s live video and handouts can be viewed on the computer screen. Registrants can communicate if they like by typing into a chat box which is also seen on the screen. Typically, ALCM webinars consist of a 45-50 minute presentation and 10 minutes of questions. Registrants receive an emailed link and instructions to attend the webinar an hour or more prior to the workshop. After the workshop, registrants receive a link to the recorded webinar as well as any handouts used during the presentation.
ALCM’s 2024 Winter Webinar series (three webinars) may be purchased for $25 for ALCM members and $39 for non-members. Registration at any time during 2024 will give access to the upcoming webinars in that series as well as recordings of the webinars which are completed.
All webinars are on Fridays at 2:00 pm Eastern.
Friday, March 15, 2024 – 2:00 pm Eastern time
Preparing for and Enjoying Retirement
Retiring is a major life change. Can I afford to retire? What about health care? Where will I “land” after I leave my church/school? What do I do with all my music? Join us for a lively discussion about these and other topics on Friday March 15 at 2pm Eastern time.
Jim Hild is a retired church musician living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has served on the ALCM board of directors and currently contributes articles to InTempo on the retired church musician.
Recorded Friday, January 12, 2024 – 2:00 pm Eastern time
A Life of Song: Strategies to Cultivate and Encourage Singers for a Lifetime
This recorded webinar focused on singers of all ages and ability levels by examining vocal strategies through intergenerational choral experiences. Participants received ideas for vocal regimens that serve singers with diverse tonal potentials. Additionally, she examined ideas to cultivate experiences that cross the boundaries of many different generations in order to foster sustainable music communities where all people find a place of belonging.
Jennaya Robison is the Artistic Director of the National Lutheran Choir.
Recorded Friday, February 16, 2024 – 2:00 pm Eastern time
Top 10 Things that Your Organ Tuner
Wants You to Know about the Organ
Join us to learn more about the primary instrument in church music: the Pipe Organ. Luke will share his top-ten list of things that every organist should know about their own instrument. A variety of topics ranging from temperature and tuning to insurance and replacement value will be covered. You can also see a demonstration of how to remove a bug from a Trumpet pipe!
Luke Tegtmeier is Service Manager at Schantz Pipe Organ Company. He has degrees in church music from Valparaiso University and Luther Seminary, and has served as organist at several different churches. He has also worked for several organ companies.