Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
November 15, 2016 e-newsletter

Registration is now open!

The conference brochure is at the printer and will go out this week, but so many of you have been asking when you might be able to register that we decided to open registration early!

Click on the above link to print and mail a registration form. Do you have continuing education money that you need to use before the end of the year? From now through December 30 you may pay a portion of your total registration fee in 2016 with the balance due by January 31, 2017. If you want to pay less than the full registration fee at this time, you must  print and mail a paper registration form with your check or credit card information. You cannot do a partial payment online.

Online registration is easy and secure. Just click on the link above to begin. 

Executive Director Search Underway

ALCM's  search is now underway for an executive director. If you know someone you think would be a good fit for the position, please pass along the job description and encourage them to apply!

End of Year Gifts to ALCM

Thanks to all who have already given or pledged gifts to ALCM in 2016. If you plan to make a donation and want to have it counted as a 2016 gift, please note the following deadlines:
  • If you are planning to send a check, it must be received in the ALCM office no later than Thursday, December 29.
  • Online donations may be made through December 31.

Donations made after those dates will be considered 2017 gifts. If you have any questions about what you have already given or pledged in 2016, feel free to contact Cheryl in the office at or by phone at 800-624-2526.

"Tips for the 30th"

Back by popular demand -- and as part of ALCM's 30th anniversary celebration -- we are once again publishing a monthly set of tips, this time called "Tips for the 30th."

Watch your email box -- the first set of tips will be sent out at the end of this week!

Join us at Valparaiso University in 2017!  
LSM & SOSI 2017 will be hosted  on the campus of Valparaiso University
and we are excitedly preparing for our 36 th summer of 
transforming lives through faith and music.
Encourage a young musician in your life to apply today!
If we receive their application before  December 15
they will receive an automatic  $300 tuition discount

Special ALCM Discount
Students can use the exclusive discount code ALCM17
for an additional $150 discount on tuition!

Additional scholarships and discounts are also available to help students get to LSM.

Distance Learning Opportunities for Church Musicians

The Leadership Program for Musicians, a cooperative program between the ELCA and The Episcopal Church, is proud to announce online courses for church musicians: Christian Hymnody and Episcopal Liturgy beginning in January; Lutheran Liturgy and Developing a Philosophy of Church Music beginning in March. LPM courses are designed for musicians who desire to expand their knowledge and hone their skills. Pastors and others are welcome to register, as well. 

For complete information, including links to registration, see:

First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C. 
Jan. 4-6, 2017

Featuring Robert Hobby, Allen Hightower, Craig Mueller, Tom Shelton, Stephen Mitchell and Mark Lawson, the National Conference for Sacred Music is a unique conference designed to provide the practicing church musician fresh ideas to help create a vital, growing music ministry. The emphasis of this conference is providing a variety of new approaches to revitalize and reinvigorate the church's passion for music in worship. For information about the conference, registration, hotels, schedule and workshop descriptions, visit