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, Benjamin Kolodziej 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. 

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