Free Music Repertoire Sessions
If you’d like to attend the free music reading sessions only, please register here.
Organ Reading Session
Learn about the latest publications for organ from Northwestern Publishing House as well as curated selections from other sacred music publishers. Special focus will be given to resources supporting Christian Worship hymnal and psalter.
David graduated from Martin Luther College in 2014 and completed a Masters Degree in Church Music from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2019. He serves as 7-8 grade teacher and worship coordinator at Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in Menomonee Falls, WI.
Piano Reading Session
Learn about the latest publications for piano from Northwestern Publishing House as well as curated selections from other sacred music publishers. Special focus will be given to resources supporting Christian Worship hymnal and psalter.
Linda is a music teacher and composer/arranger who has served as instructor and conductor at Luther Preparatory School for many years. Her publications with Northwestern Publishing House include keyboard collections and choral anthems. She is regularly commissioned for special publication projects and synod initiatives.
Choral Reading Session
Learn about the latest publications for choirs of all ages and voicings from Northwestern Publishing House as well as curated selections from other sacred music publishers. Special focus will be given to resources for introducing Christian Worship hymns and psalms via your church and school choirs.
Jeremy is a 2004 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College (Music and Mathematics), 2013 graduate of the University of New Mexico (Composition and Choral Conducting), and ABD in Choral Music at the University of Southern California. Since fall 2016 he has served as Director of Worship and Sacred Music at Northwestern Publishing House. He is a member at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Waukesha where he serves as adult choir director and liturgical ensemble coordinator.
Roundtable: The Director of Parish Music Position
Martha Johnson, Levi Nagel, Kate Tiefel
The number of churches with a staff person for worship planning – part time, volunteer, even full time – has increased in recent years as parish leaders prioritize worship enrichment. This roundtable features people who serve in such positions. It covers job descriptions, ministry philosophies, organizational ideas, and positive impacts. Attendees will learn how to implement such a position in various ways: expanding the responsibilities of an organist, choir director, or LES music teacher, or even calling a part time musician.
Levi has been a staff minister serving in the area of worship for about 17 years. From 2005-2016 he served at Grace, Falls Church, VA. He currently serves as the Minister of Music and Worship at St. John, Milwaukee (S 68th St). He holds a BA in Music from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a Master of Church Music from Concordia University Wisconsin.
Martha graduated from Martin Luther College in 2004 and was assigned to Nebraska Lutheran High School where she served as choir and band director for 11 years. She is currently in her seventh year of service as the Staff Minister of Music and 5-8 music teacher at the dual campus church and school of Bethlehem Menomonee Falls and Germantown, WI. During these years, she has also served her congregations as an organist and choir member.
Kate Tiefel, M.M. serves as Director of Worship and Music at Emanuel Lutheran Church and School in New London, WI, where she teaches K-8 music and oversees music ministry in the church. She holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Michigan State University.