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Profiles in American Lutheran
Church Music

The Lutheran church in the United States is blessed with extraordinary musical leadership.  Throughout the years, men and women have provided faithful service. They not only preserved and reinvigorated the best of the Lutheran musical heritage, but also explored “new sounds” and techniques with the finest artisanship and highest integrity.

The profiles below attempt to provide a glimpse into the lives of these exceptional cantors. Learn about their formative years, education and training, their careers and contributions to the church at large. 

Victor Gebauer and Barry Bobb wrote the PDF essay profiles below. Essays by Victor Gebauer are revised from their original form in Grace Notes, a newsletter of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. They may be downloaded and printed for local use. 

You may also enjoy watching a selection of video interviews below as well.  

  • Video Interviews

    Please enjoy the following video interviews featuring accomplished American Lutheran musicians. 

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  • Essays

    Enjoy the available essays for download below. Check back often as additional essays are added to the repository.

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If you have suggestions for individuals to be profiled, contact the director, Barry Bobb via Barry.Bobb@CUChicago.edu.

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