10/07/2023 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Concordia University - Irvine
$45 ($30 ALCM and AGO members, $10 students)

2023 Concordia Church Music Conference

A Hearts • Hands • Voices Workshop presented in partnership with
the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians;
the AGO Chapters of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego;
and the Orange County Orff-Schulwerk Chapter

Join us for a one-day church music conference presented in partnership with the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, and the Orange County Orff-Schulwerk Chapter. Noted composer and church musician Tom Trenney leads a plenary session alongside distinguished presenters from the Concordia faculty and Southern California. 

Registration includes lunch, refreshments, and free admission to the hymn festival. Regular registration is $45. A partner rate of $30 is available for members of ALCM, LAAGO, SDAGO, OCAGO, and LBAGO. Discounted registrations are available for full-time students for $10.

Concordia University offers free parking for workshop and festival attendees. A campus map is available at https://www.cui.edu/aboutcui/campus. Check-in opens at 8:30am in the lobby of the Borland-Manske Center Music Wing (#29 on the map.)

To register, visit https://www.simpletix.com/e/concordia-church-music-conference-tickets-141708.

Leadership and Topics

Tom Trenney (plenary and festival leader)
Michael Busch (choral reading session)
Linda Brown (Orgelkids)
Erik Der (handbells)
Christian Hauser (music technology)
Joël Held (contemporary ensemble leadership)
Michael Middendorf (Morning Prayer)
Stephan Nosrat (contemporary ensembles)
Tom Mueller (organ masterclass)
Tim Wiegand (music for children)
Emma Whitten (organ repertoire)


8:30am – Registration opens
9:00-9:25 – Morning Prayer and Welcome
9:30-10:25 – Plenary
10:25-10:45 – Coffee and fellowship
10:45-11:30 – Workshop Sessions I
11:45-12:30pm – Workshop Session II
12:30-1:30 – Lunch (provided for registered attendees)
1:30-2:15 – Workshop Sessions III
2:30-3:15 – Workshop Sessions IV
4:00-5:30 – Hymn Festival