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A Choral Music Summer Event at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church

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Choral Music for the Church Year
A Repertoire Session for Directors and Singers

Mount Carmel Lutheran Church
8424 W. Center Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53222
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Milwaukee Chapter, AGO, and Mount Carmel Lutheran Church present Michael Burkhardt, internationally known organist, composer and presenter of inspiring hymn festivals.

Michael Burkhardt is Director of Worship and the Arts at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Livonia, Michigan, Director of Worship and the Arts for the Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA, and Artistic Director of the Detroit Handbell Ensemble. From 2001 – 2007 he served on the faculty of Carthage College (ELCA) in Kenosha, as Director of Choral Activities, College Organist, and Artist in Residence. Prior to his appointment at Carthage, he was a Faculty Associate in organ at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Burkhardt is a graduate of Carthage College, Kenosha. He earned his M.M. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, and his D.M.A. degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

He has performed and led seminars at both national and regional events for the American Guild of Organists, the Hymn Society of America, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodists if Music and Worship Arts, and the American Choral Directors Association.

Dr. Burkhardt is the author of Part Singing Global Style, a resource focusing on sequential part-singing techniques in treble arrangements of global pieces, and Singing With Understanding, a curriculum utilizing the great hymns, folksongs and spirituals of the Church to share faith stories and to teach the elements of music and worship. He is the composer of several published settings of the Eucharistic liturgy, and well as hundreds of published organ pieces, improvisations, choral octavos and handbell compositions, available through MorningStar Music Publishers, Choristers Guild, and Concordia Publishing House.

Registration: $15.00 per person/$25 per choir (includes a Director and up to 4 singers, for a total of 5 persons.)

Music will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the repertoire session. (Music is not included in the registration fee.)

Early registration is encouraged.
Please contact Paul Kasten: (414) 771–6586; paulkjimb@aim.com