National Conferences

Conferences offer a unique opportunity for participants to learn from fellow musicians, clergy, and scholars from around the country, to share ideas, to be inspired, and to catch up with old friends and make new ones. These experiences are then brought back to individual congregations, thereby strengthening the ministry of music in the Lutheran Church. Every two years in odd-numbered years the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians hosts a national biennial conference. In even-numbered years, multiple regional conferences are held in different areas of the United States.

The 2019 biennial conference will be held in Portland, Oregon.

ALCM Biennial Conferences since 1985

2017 – Sixteenth Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN

2015 – Fifteenth Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA

2013 – Fourteenth Biennial Conference, Valparaiso, IN

2011 – Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA

2009 – Twelfth Biennial Conference, Milwaukee, WI

2007 – Eleventh Biennial Conference, Houston, TX

2005 – Tenth Biennial Conference, New York, NY

2003 – Ninth Biennial Conference, San Diego, CA

2001 – Eighth Biennial Conference, Kansas City, MO

1999 – Seventh Biennial Conference, Richmond, VA

1997 – Sixth Biennial Conference, Valparaiso, IN

1995 – Fifth Biennial Conference, Denver, CO

1993 – Fourth Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN

1991 – Third Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA

1989 – Second Biennial Conference, Rochester, NY

1987 – First Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA

1986 – Constituting Convention, Northfield, MN

1985 – Organizing Conference, Columbia, SC