FACULTY

Steven Wente, DMus

Professor of Music

Chair, Music Department


College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Wente teaches applied organ, music history and church music. In addition, he serves as department chair and coordinator for the graduate music programs. Among his research interests are organ music from the baroque period and the role of music in the liturgy.

He has performed numerous organ recitals and presented workshops and hymn festivals.  Additionally, Dr. Wente contributed to Key Words in Church Music and Thine the Amen: Essays on Lutheran Church Music in Honor of Carl Schalk. He has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 1984. 

Degrees

  • DMus, organ performance, Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill.
  • MCM, church music, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill.
  • BA, education, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill.  

Academic and Professional Highlights

Performances:

  • Service organist, ALCM biennial conference, 2009.
  • Workshop on organ music of Felix Mendelssohn and recital, St. John’s, Monnett, Mo., 2009.
  • "Pipe Organ Encounters,” American Guild of Organists, 2009.
  • Service organist, Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2008.
  • Dedication recitals, St. John Lutheran, Sycamore, Ill., 2007.
  • Dedication recitals, Redeemer Lutheran, Peoria, Ill., 2006.
  • Service organist, Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music, 2005.
  • “Pipe Organ Encounters,” American Guild of Organists, 2004.
  • Service organist, Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music, 2002.

Contact

Work: 708-209-3069