Join us in person for Lectures in Church Music, Oct. 15-17

The annual Vi Messerli Memorial Lectures in Church Music returns to campus with several concerts, a keynote address, workshops and choral reading sessions.

Sessions and Workshops

Plenary presentation by Stephen Starke and workshop sessions for church musicians and pastors:

  • Daniel Baker (Schalk scholar) "Martin Luther and Music Education"
  • Lisa Clark (Schalk scholar) "Eschatology in Christian Hymnody"
  • David Mennicke "Songs and Anthems that Bring Healing” and
    “The Global Reach of the Church’s Music”
  • Andrew Schaeffer "Richard Hillert at 100”
  • Bill Braun & Barry Bobb "American Lutheran Hymnals Since 1993"
  • Jonathan Kohrs "Crafting hymn tunes”
  • Lisa Clark, Stephen Starke, David Rogner “Hymn Text Writing”
  • Jeremy Bakken Christian Worship: Psalter
  • Craig Sproat Organ recital
  • Stephen Starke Hymn Festival


  • A publishers' panel discussion on the future of church music
    Reading sessions & displays
  • Planning time in the Liturgical Choir Reference Library (Center for Church Music)
  • Wonderful worship and workshops and lively conversations


There are many lodging options available near or around campus.

Download a List of Suggested Options

Call or email the Music office if you have any questions: or 708-209-3060.