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Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008-2009




From the Director Welcome to our annual report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. This is where you will find information about our organizational operations, fiscal position, a summary of our past year’s activities, and a look to the future. We also acknowledge our loyal friends for their extraordinary generosity and invite our supporters to see how we use the gifts you entrust to us for the benefit of musicians, communities and churches. This past year has been a strain for nonprofit organizations. At LMP, we were blessed by the staunch loyalty of generous donors who continued to include us in their charitable giving. You responded when we asked for help making up for the inevitable loss of gifts from those who simply could not renew their support. As the economy slowly recovers, your continued loyalty will be critically important.

National Staff Beth Burns (612.230.3296) Executive Director

Due to the timing of our fiscal year (October 1 to September 30), the bulk of our endowment losses were actually recorded in the previous fiscal year. Our funds recovered some of their losses during this fiscal year. That said, it is our intention not to draw earnings from the LMP endowment fund until the full value of the corpus is restored.

Ellen Draeger (612.230.3293) Development Coordinator Katherine Lane (612.230.3297) Admissions Coordinator Susan J. Olstad (612.230.3291) Director of Admissions Cathie Schauer (612.230.3292) Director of Operations Kat Singer (612.230.3295) Administrative & Communications Coordinator

Luther an Music Progr am 122 W Franklin Ave, Suite 230 Minneapolis, MN 55404-2451 888.635.6583 (toll free) 612.879.9555 (local) 612.879.9547 (fax)

With the gap in revenue left by the absence of endowment earnings, careful financial management was required. Cuts to our national staff hours and the temporary elimination of four faculty positions at LSM, as well as cuts to other operating expenses, allowed us to end the year with a balanced budget. Another contributing factor to our healthy fiscal position at year end was an unrestricted estate gift that we received after the passing of a long-time friend and supporter. I hope that the thoughtful planning of recently-passed friends will inspire you to consider including LMP in your own estate plans. You can ensure the vitality of our mission and work for years to come. Looking to the future of LMP is more exciting than ever. In November 2009, our board of directors and staff began a strategic planning process and found clarity of mission, renewed passion for our work, and an expanded vision for the impact we want to have. In the coming months, this will expand into a full-blown strategic plan that will guide our work and focus our efforts. For now it is exciting to share with you what we affirmed: The MISSION of LMP is to transform lives and connect people through faith and music.

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Lutheran Music Program is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Lutheran Music Program are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Lutheran Music Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, disability, or national or ethnic origin.

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Our VISION is to see churches and communities renewed through music for the sake of the world. As a reader of this annual report, I suspect that you are one of those individuals who cares deeply about these statements. We look forward to working with you, to being good stewards of the gifts you entrust to us, and to making a real difference for young people and all those who care about the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran church. Thank you for your past support and for remaining with us on this wonderful journey!

Beth Burns, Executive Director

From the President 2009 – a year of change at Lutheran Music Program. Yet, in the midst of change, core values remain intact and are getting stronger. You’ll notice one change by the signature at the bottom of this message: a new President of the Board of Directors. After years of yeoman service in which he presided over LMP’s 25th anniversary and the hiring of Beth Burns as Executive Director, David Leege stepped down as President. I was honored and humbled to be elected to succeed him. Dave’s will be big shoes to fill and I pledge to do my best. Dave remains on the Board and we continue to value his wise counsel. Another change was the relocation of 2009 Lutheran Summer Music to Luther College after three wonderful years at Gustavus Adolphus College. We knew that Gustavus hospitality would be hard to beat, but Luther rolled out the red carpet for our students and faculty and made LSM 2009 truly memorable. We are pleased that LSM 2010 will also be at Luther and we look forward to an even more productive relationship with our good friends in Decorah. A welcome change was the improvement, be it ever so slight, in LMP’s finances. Due to prudent investing, our endowment out-performed both the Dow and the S&P 500. Due to careful fiscal management and the heart-warming generosity of you, our donors, LMP ended the fiscal year with a modest budget surplus and a cash reserve with which to cushion the down times. 2009 was a difficult year, but thanks to the faithfulness of LMP’s friends and supporters, we are poised to grow in 2010. The most significant change this year was the clarification of LMP’s vision, mission and core values. We always knew that LMP “transforms lives and connects people through faith and music;” but we have now made that phrase our mission. When read together with our vision and statement of core values, this mission has energized both board and staff and set LMP on a path to renewing churches and communities through music for the sake of the world. Your past support assures LMP that you will continue to do whatever you can to sustain this worthy institution in 2010. We cherish, celebrate and deeply thank you for your continued support.

Board of Directors James M. Hushagen, J.D., President, Edgewood, WA Jeff Held, Vice President, Tustin, CA Sandra K. Carlson, Secretary, Bradenton, FL Steve Anderson, Treasurer, Delano, MN Gary J.N. Aamodt, Edina, MN The Rev. L. Paul Bartling, Seattle, WA (deceased) Dr. Rich Bimler, Bloomingdale, IL Barry L. Bobb, St. Louis, MO Amy E. Boers, Milton, WA Ms. Julie A. Christopher, Chicago, IL Phyllis Duesenberg, St. Louis, MO Tracy Elftmann, Minneapolis, MN Carolyn Heider, Valparaiso, IN William Heyne, Grand Rapids, MI Dr. Martin Jean, Hamden, CT Dr. Merilee Klemp, Minneapolis, MN Dr. David C. Leege, Green Valley, AZ Dieter H. Nickel, Merrill, WI Bishop Robert A. Rimbo, New York, NY Dr. Carl Schalk, Melrose Park, IL Col. William T. Seeber, Valparaiso, IN Alayne Smith, St. Louis, MO Thomas R. Zehnder, Baileys Harbor, WI Mrs. Ewald H. Mueller, Honorary Advisory Member, Webster Groves, MO Mr. Raymond G. Avischious, Honorary Advisory Member, President Emeritus, Colorado Springs, CO

James M. Hushagen, JD, President, Board of Directors Thanks to Carolyn Heider, Dieter Nickel, William Seeber, and Tom Zehnder for their recently completed service on the Board. We remember The Rev. L. Paul Bartling and Fred Telschow who served faithfully on our Board of Directors and passed away in 2009. We thank David Leege and Rich Bimler for their valued leadership during their respective tenures as President and Vice President of the Board, and for their continued service. We also appreciate new Board leadership from Jim Hushagen and Jeff Held.

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LSM 2009: A Very S Intentionally founded as a program without walls, the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival continued its tradition of rotating to a new host campus in 2009. Luther College in Decorah, Iowa will be home to LSM through 2011, and 2009 was a reminder as to how well-suited this college is for our program’s needs. Luther’s outstanding music facilities and performance spaces, idyllic rural setting, and the warm and welcoming residents of Decorah, Iowa all laid the groundwork for a successful and rewarding summer.

Summer Highlights Musicianship Curriculum – Thanks to a commissioning project in honor of founding board member and renowned composer Dr. Carl Schalk, the ’09 students became the first to use our new musicianship curriculum written by Dr. Brooke Joyce. This unique curriculum teaches the fundamentals of music by drawing on teaching examples from our Lutheran hymnals. Dr. Schalk has had a profound impact on LSM since its earliest years, and this year was no different. We embraced a new tradition at LSM, having commissioned Schalk to compose a song for us to  | Lutheran Music Program

sing each morning. Based on Luther’s Morning Prayer, Schalk’s “Morning Blessing” took root in every person at LSM and is already a treasured ritual. To hear the 2009 LSM community singing the “Morning Blessing,” visit

Composer in Residence – Dr. Brooke Joyce did double duty at LSM by also serving as the 2009 Composer in Residence. With our second year of funding from the MetLife Meet the Composer program, Joyce taught composition workshops, led a community-wide hymn writing project, and oversaw the world premiere of his Veni, Veni, Emmanuel performed by the LSM Festival Orchestra and Choir

Special Summer

Joyce’s world premiere was just one way our 2009 worship theme—Always Advent—was illuminated and explored. Chaplain Wayne Weissenbuehler and the LSM worship team led students through the season of expectation and anticipation through music, texts, sermons, bible studies, chaplain chats, dorm devotions, and even a culminating Christmas celebration in the student dormitory. Student, faculty and parent surveys all confirm that LSM 2009 was an outstanding musical, spiritual and personal experience. While the economy took its toll on enrollment and we fell short of our minimum enrollment goal of 150 students, we did beat national

averages for attendance declines at summer youth camps and welcomed 133 students and 10 college interns to LSM. Fifty of these students came to us through the flourishing Young Musicians Partnership (see page 8). With fewer students and reduced revenues, we brought four fewer faculty artists to LSM in 2009. Looking ahead amidst still challenging times, enrollment is tracking toward budgeted goals and a fully-restored faculty is ready to serve our students when we return to Luther College from June 20 to July 18 for LSM 2010.

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The Luther an Summer Mu Students Alask a Emmy Titcombe (Kodiak), Violin • Drew Titcombe (Kodiak), Guitar


Bassoon • Elizabeth Dornbush (Prophetstown), Clarinet • Christian Kampe (Herrin), Trumpet • Karina Keating (Woodstock), Organ • Rebecca Keehner (Peoria), Flute • Hannah Keseman (Freeburg), Violin • Benjamin King (Urbana), Trumpet • Brittany Robertson (Galesburg), Saxophone • Ellen Scoleri (Calumet City), Flute • Caroline Wood (River Forest), Viola • Benjamin Woolsey (Homewood), Organ

Jeani Hills (Surprise), Violin • Jen Hills (Surprise), Viola

California Breanna Betourne (Irvine), Voice • Michaela Chambers (Joshua Tree), Voice • Nikole Cornejo (Yorba Linda), Voice • Anna Kelm (Orange), Voice • Claire Managan (Danville), Voice • Shellie McCurdy (Anaheim), Euphonium • Zoë Newcomb (Orange), Clarinet • Ivy Parry (El Granada), Voice • Lillian Thomas (Villa Park), String Bass • Emily Wells (Anaheim), Saxophone • Jordan Zacher (Fair Oaks), Voice

Canada Alexandra Cummins (Fort McMurray, AB), Cello • Lindsey Herle (Fort McMurray, AB), Violin

Color ado Anna Giles (Englewood), Voice • Brett Mahon (Colorado Springs), Clarinet

Indiana Will Doebler (Valparaiso), French Horn • Hannah Schaefer (Bloomington), French Horn

Iowa Hannah Clark-Bridges (Cedar Rapids), Voice • Kristen Flak (Decorah), Violin • Liz Gosse (Iowa City), Flute • Laura Hansen (Odebolt), Voice • Jocelyn Hansen (Odebolt), Cello • Kate Heetland (DeWitt), Voice • Aaron Mertzenich (Decorah), Viola • Sarah Nicla (Dubuque), Viola • Ned Ulring (Decorah), Voice • Kaleigh Wall (Eldridge), Voice • Jasmine Yates (Bettendorf), Cello

Japan Marissa Carnahan (Tokyo), Oboe


Karl Nilsson (Newington), String Bass

Lance Domingue (Scott), Trumpet • Dietrich Jessen (Lake Charles), Organ • Kathé Miller (Lake Charles), Bassoon



Keith Alcius (Naples), Tuba • Gabriel Gossett (Oviedo), Saxophone • Alex Johnson (Sarasota), Violin • Michael vonWaldner (Sarasota), Trumpet

Gwendolyn Giles (Silver Spring), Violin


Massachusetts Michael Sherman (Reading), Violin

Idaho Kayla Ray (Nampa), Voice



Emily Haubenstricker (Birch Run), Voice • Meggan Muhle (Hale), Violin

Michael Archer (West Peoria), Trombone • Ngaire Bull (River Grove), Voice • Cole Deloye (Lincolnshire),

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Minnesota Dan Beech (Slayton), Violin • Carmen Boerboom (Chisago City), Trombone • Kyle Bright (Circle Pines), Bassoon • Sophia Butler (Burnsville), Violin • Elizabeth Campbell (Roseville), Violin • Evan Caye (Plymouth), Voice • Ben Davidson (Minneapolis), Guitar • Kyle Hasse (Roseville), Percussion • Katherine Kjeer (Mankato), Violin • Jason Laine (Osage), Piano • Rachel Lindemann (Frazee), Voice • Faith Lundin (Bemidji), Percussion • Ella Masters (Minneapolis), Saxophone • Kelsee McDermott (Maplewood), Flute • Whitney Sabrowsky (Freeport), Organ • Kaia Sand (Zumbrota), Oboe • Rachelle Smith (Prior Lake), Cello • Renae Tuschner (Lakeville), Bassoon • Nicholas Vondrashek (Rochester), Trombone • Benjamin Wegner (Saint Paul), Voice • Zachary Westermeyer (Falcon Heights), Trumpet

Missouri Jackie Baumgartner (Florissant), Voice • Steven Johnson (Florissant), Voice • Anna Marxkors (Florissant), Voice • Jennifer Murray (Florissant), Clarinet • Casey Schroeder (Florissant), Voice • Laura Snyder (Emma), Piano • Alica Tape (Saint Louis), Oboe • Casey Tkacz (Saint Louis), Clarinet • Rebecca Vieker (Manchester), Viola

Montana Megan Greene (Stevensville), Piano • Alex Hultgren (Billings), Piano • Renee Tostengard (Billings), Viola

Nebr ask a Laura Hedstrom (Oxford), Organ • MacIntyre Madison (Lincoln), Voice

New Hampshire Jordan Kreyling (Swanzey), Flute • Mariah Kreyling (Swanzey), Voice

New York Lydia Santogade (New York), Voice

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Emily Bishop (Westlake), Voice • Patrick Burke (Chesterland), Trombone • Sarah Charlton (Massillon), Flute • Nathanael Highben (Massillon), Saxophone

Michael Berndt (Amery), Organ • Hannah Buehler (Stevens Point), Viola • Dana Carlson (Somerset), Voice • Capriana Copus (Madison), Voice • Caroline Little (Cedarburg), Flute • Marta Neumann (Colby), Voice

Pennsylvania David Deiter (Northampton), Bass Clarinet • Catherine Hetrick (Elizabethtown), Flute • Hannah Knauss (Martinsburg), Voice • Marian Krick (Lititz), Cello • Jessica Sawdy (Newville), Flute • Dwight Weaver (Lehighton), Organ • Emily Yothers (Greensburg), Flute

College Interns

Christopher Bierstedt (Sioux Falls), Violin • Casandra Burd (Sioux Falls), Trombone

Matthew Clear (Malone University, Canton, OH), Choir • Susana Hansen (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Performance Assistant • Josh Hernday (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI), Orchestra • Deborah Hui (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC), Chapel Choir • Brach Jennings (Bradley University, Peoria, IL), Collegium Musicum • Rick Johnson (Concordia University Irvine, Irvine, CA), Arts Administration • Diane Keisler (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA), Worship Team • Andrew Robinson (Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN), Handbells • Becky Shaheen (Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN), Jazz Programs • Mark Tegtmeier (The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH), Band



Chelsea Lee (Clarksville), Flute • Cameron Richards (Kingsport), Voice

Bruce Atwell (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI), Horn • Lori Baruth (Morehead State University, Morehead, KY), Clarinet • James Brown (Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA), Voice • Jeffrey Doebler (Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN), Band • The Rev. S. Blake Duncan (Bradley University, Peoria, IL), Oboe • Sam Eckberg (Gaylord, MN), Counselor • Rolf Erdahl (Luther College, Decorah, IA), String Bass • Suzanne Ernst (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Flute • Stefanie Fiser (Saint Louis Park, MN), Dean of Students • Julie Flowers (Valparaiso, IN), Counselor • Jubal Fulks (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Violin • Kristina Guiffre (Saint Paul, MN), Counselor • Carrie Hendrickson (Bloomington, IN), Programs Manager • Zebulon Highben (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI), Chapel Choir • Timothy Honig (Glen Ellyn, IL), Counselor • Xiao Hu (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Piano • Du Huang (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Piano • Lindsey Johnson (Denton, TX), Events Manager • Brooke Joyce (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Composer in Residence • Rachel Kerr (New Richmond, WI), Counselor • James Knutson (Saint Mary’s University, Winona, MN), Percussion

South Carolina Victoria Sandeno (Charleston), Piano

South Dakota

Tex as Austin Lemmons (Abilene), Percussion • Colton Pugh (McAllen), Voice • Kyle Ruiz (McAllen), Voice

Virginia Rebecca Easler (Fredericksburg), Violin • Gloria Smith (Manassas), Violin • Gregory Smith (Manassas), Cello • Deborah Smith (Manassas), Viola

Washington Grace Gehman (Seattle), Piano • Paul Georgeson (Seattle), Voice • Timothy McCarthy (Brush Prairie), Trumpet • Amelia Mockett (Seattle), Voice • Brita Moore (Mercer Island), Cello • Erika Tobin (Olympia), Voice • Rosemary Traylor (Seattle), Piano

• Catherine McCord Larsen (National Association of Teachers of Singing, Roseville, MN), Voice • Cheryl Lemmons (Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX), Piano/Accompanist • Spencer Martin (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Viola • Laura McCarty (Sioux Falls, SD), Counselor • Jeffery Meyer (Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY), Orchestra • Paul Morton (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA), Trumpet • Samuel Nordlund (The Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL), Cello • Sarah Nordlund (Alabama Symphony, Birmingham, AL), Violin • David Oyen (Morehead State University, Morehead, MN), Bassoon • Dense Parr-Scanlin (West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX), Piano • Jessica Paul (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Festival Accompanist • Laurie Penpraze (Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota, FL), Low Brass • Sandra Peter (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Choir • Jesse Peterson-Brandt, (Overland Park, KS), Counselor • Christopher Rude (Freelance Artist, West Salem, WI), Guitar • Michael Scarbrough (Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX), Voice • Greg Schultz (Thompson, ND), Counselor • Matthew Sintchak (University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, WI), Saxophone • Samantha Spear (Windsor, CT), Counselor • Christiaan Teeuwsen (Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON), Organ • Luke Tegtmeier (Minneapolis, MN), Worship Assistant & Accompanist • Jennifer Unke (Crookston, MN), Counselor • Katrina Vander Kooi (Minneapolis, MN), Store Manager & Librarian • Katherine Vogele (South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Sioux Falls, SD), Flute • Kerry Walters (Bradley University, Peoria, IL), Voice • Wayne Weissenbuehler (Burlington, IA), Chaplain • Peter Wessler (Peoria, IL), Summer Academy Director • Andrew Whitfield (Luther College, Decorah, IA), Voice • Karen Wilkerson (Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN), Voice

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beyond the academy The Young Musicians Partnership

While the list grows daily, here are the 2008-2009 YMP Congregations:

This past summer, over one third of LSM students came from congregations enrolled in the Young Musicians Partnership (YMP). The Young Musicians Partnership is a unique opportunity for congregations to join with Lutheran Music Program in a core commitment to transform lives and connect people through faith and music. To enroll, congregations need only to establish a local scholarship toward attendance at LSM, which has proven in many current YMP-enrolled congregations to ignite the spark in their young people. This has led to more refined musical skills, more conscious connection between music and worship, and more motivation for youth to share their gifts within the church. Lutheran Music program extends a 10% tuition discount to all YMP youth and a 33% match to the congregational scholarship, completing the circle of support for gifted musicians to grow both musically and spiritually. Through the YMP, students are–in a very real way– called to LSM through the support of their churches, equipped and empowered in their musical gifts, and sent to serve in their congregations and communities.

Lutheran High School of Orange County, Orange, CA • First Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, CO • St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, Sarasota, FL • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sarasota, FL • First Lutheran Church, Decorah, IA • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Vinton, IA • Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL • Faith Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn, IL • Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Lincolnshire, IL • Walther Lutheran High School, Melrose Park, IL • Grace River Forest, River Forest, IL • Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL • Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Freeburg, IL • St. John Lutheran Church, Woodstock, IL • Faith Lutheran, Bloomington, IN • Immanuel Lutheran, Valparaiso, IN • Carmel Lutheran Church, Carmel, IN • St. John Lutheran Church, Lake Charles, LA • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Westboro, MA • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Woburn, MA • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry, MD • Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MI • St. Lorenz Lutheran, Frankenmuth, MI • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, St. Paul, MN • All Saints Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, MN • Hope Lutheran Church, Walker, MN • First Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN • Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN • Jehovah Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN • Holy Trinity Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, MN • Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Delano, MN • Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, MO • Lutheran Church of Atonement, Florissant, MO • Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, MO • Lutheran High School South, St. Louis, MO • St. John Lutheran Church, Oxford, NE • Faith Lutheran Church, Massilon, OH • St. Mark Lutheran, Chesterland, OH • Faith Lutheran Church, Owasso, OK • St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg , PA • Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville, PA • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC • Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD • Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge, TN • Grace Lutheran Church, Clarksville, TN • Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, Austin, TX • Prince of Peace Lutheran, Springfield, VA • Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, WA • Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI

During LSM 2009, the 50 students from YMP congregations were invited to talk with each other about what worship is and the role of music within it. Students expressed deep passion and connection to worship. One student described worship as “a time to express joyful noise to God, recognizing God’s grace and worshipping Him.” Reflecting on the role of music, another student said, “Music helps people to connect with God on a higher level than words.” It was also clear that these youth saw themselves as vital contributors in worship at their home congregations. Though a new initiative, the YMP has already created a very tangible way for LSM to serve as an extension of a congregation’s music ministry that will only continue to grow.

Camp Lutherwood 2009 Chor al Camp Last summer LMP provided staff and music instruction for a junior high camp centered in choral music at Camp Lutherwood in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Rachel Root, chair of the Music & Worship Department at Trinity Lutheran College, served as the camp’s conductor. Students spent the mornings and early evenings in choral rehearsal, then enjoyed all the camp fun and Bible study led by the Lutherwood staff. The week culminated in a performance for parents and friends of Lutherwood which featured Vivaldi’s Gloria. The camp will continue in 2010 at the end of August.

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Looking to the future GIFT OF A LIFETIME Marcella Poppen’s career in music education and church music spanned over 60 years and across two continents. A native of northwest Iowa, Dr. Poppen held degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Oregon, and the Indiana University School of Music. She served as a missionary in Japan and taught at public schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Throughout her lifetime, Dr. Poppen combined these secular education positions with her vocation as a church organist and choir master – serving congregations in New York, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. Dr. Poppen supported Lutheran Music Program for more than a decade until she passed away last spring. Her estate plans included a bequest for the LSM Scholarship Fund and she requested that memorials be given to the same. We are thankful for Dr. Poppen’s generosity and for the donors who made gifts in her memory: Mr. & Mrs. Roger and Minerva Bomgaars • Mr. & Mrs. Wayland and Martha Breese • Doug and Janine Calsbeek • Les and Jan Coe • Conrad and Elaine Guetzlaff • Janice Gustafson • William and Esther Plantage • Alvin Poppen • Mr. & Mrs. John and Phyllis Rensink • Siouxland Iowa Music Teachers Association • DBA Soo Mar Music Club • Roy and Emily Swinger

Join the Amen Circle If you have questions about planned giving or are interested in joining the Amen Circle, we’d love to work with you and your financial advisor to help find the best options for you. For more information, contact LMP at 888.635.6583. Additional planned giving resources: The ELCA Foundation 1-800-638-3522 The LCMS Foundation 1-800-325-7912 The Lutheran Community Foundation 1-800-365-4172

Every year, individuals like Dr. Poppen include Lutheran Music Program in their estate plans. Our Amen Circle honors donors who have made planned gifts – including will bequests, life insurance beneficiary designations, charitable remainder trusts, donor advised funds, etc. Planned gifts make a significant difference to us and membership in the Amen Circle is a thoughtful way to establish a legacy, teach children and grandchildren the value of philanthropy, and ensure that this lifechanging program continues to thrive. The following people are known to have provided for Lutheran Music Program in their wills or estate plans: Anonymous (3) • The Rev. L. Paul* & Ruth Bartling • Hap Boester • Richard & Sandra Carlson • Rev. S. Blake Duncan • Mrs. Betty M. Franke • Mrs. Elda Helm-O’Brien • Mr. & Mrs. Barry Herr • Mr. & Mrs. William R. Heyne • David Johnston • Barbara Klingsick • Rev. & Mrs. Samuel Kochel • John & Joyce Lunde • Janet W. Lyso • Norma J. May • Victor & Cindy Mennicke • Carlos & Susan Messerli • Leah Messerli* • Eugene & Susie Meyer • Dieter & Pam Nickel • Marcella M. Poppen* • Rev. & Mrs. Robert A. Rimbo • Tim & Ingrid Schalk • Kurtis & Becky Schultz • William & Eunice Seeber • Rev. Warren Shoberg • Mr. & Mrs. Marlyn D. Siewert • Erich & Sallie Streib • The Rev. Dr. Reuben & Darlene Swanson*

If you have made plans to include Lutheran Music Program in your will or estate and don’t see your name listed here, please let us know. We may not be aware of your intentions and would like the opportunity to acknowledge your generosity. Contact Ellen Draeger at 612.230.3293. *deceased

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Advancement Loyal and Creative Partnerships

making contributions to help pave the way for young musicians

LMP finished the year with a positive balance sheet, thanks to

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exceptional loyalty from parents, alumni and friends, new and diversified sources of support, and disciplined management of expenses. A number of new initiatives took place in FY08-09 to help us accomplish this goal. Highlights included:

sponsored LSM’s Festival Orchestra Concert and surrounding events, provided all LSM families with a CD collection “Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church,” and hosted a valuable charitable giving workshop for our board of directors.

• Board members in Chicago, Saint Louis and Merrill

(WI) hosted “At Home with LSM” events for area friends and supporters, which featured performances by LSM students, alumni and faculty.

• Fourteen donors helped fund the commissioning of our new

musicianship curriculum in honor of Carl Schalk. • We received our first-ever grant from the

• In the spring of 2009, we received a grant from the Calvin

Institute of Christian Worship to strengthen the impact of the Young Musicians Partnership (YMP) on the congregations we serve. Grant activities have included a membership survey of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and a roundtable discussion with 2009 LSM students about participation in worship. Our study of YMP congregations will continue into 2010. We are excited to use what we learn to create a resource kit for churches which will include best practices for involving students in the musical life of their home congregations. Ultimately, this project will help us create a more comprehensive YMP, one that goes beyond meeting scholarship needs to truly lift up the gifts of our young people.

• And, finally, many donors chose to join our newly-created

“Choir of Angels,” our group of engaged supporters whose annual contributions exceed $1,000. Through renewed support and new membership, we look forward to adding to

National Endowment for the Arts, in

the number of voices in the Choir in 2010, and to getting to

recognition for the artistic excellence of the LSM

know this very special and dedicated group better through

Recital and Concert Series.

events and other opportunities. To learn more about the

• We had an extremely positive response to the 2009

Scholarship Campaign, with more than 150 individuals

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Choir, call 888.635.6583.

Financial Summary For fiscal year October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009 It is with pleasure that Lutheran Music Program shares its 2009 financial summary, based on its unqualified 2009 audited financial statement, for your review. LMP ended the year in a positive cash flow position, and continues to maintain positive cash flow in the fiscal year which began October 1, 2009.

Investment Income $45,035

Academy & Tuition $434,679

Advancement $101,737

Management & Gener al $167,110

The organization’s audit was compiled by independent auditors Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd.

ALOA Lutherhostel & Middle School Chor al Camps $7,315

$1,011,256 Total Revenue

Gifts $524,227

ALOA Lutherhostel & Middle School Chor al Camps $16,137

$1,008,094 Total Expenses

Admissions, Academy & Festival $723,110 Lutheran Music Program | 11

Thank You Individual Donors Friends [Up to $99] Anonymous • Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Darcy Ahlman • Irma K. Alpers • Edwin Andereck • Tim and Christy Anderson • Mrs. D. A. Anderson • Mrs. Muriel Arend • Mr. & Mrs. Lee H. and Kathleen J. Arten • Kenneth and Eileen Arzberger • John and Bonnie Ashton • Jennifer and Nathan Baker-Trinity in honor of Carl Schalk • Rev. Martin W. and Mrs. Carol M. Bangert • Brian E. Barclay • Jim and Diane Baumgartner • Michael Beaver • Perry and Sally Beaver • Vernon David and Nancy Jo Beck • John F. and Carol Beilharz • Mr. Bruce A. Bengtson • Karen R. Benuska • Richard J. and Anne Beu • Jane and Terry Boerboom • Mr. & Mrs. John and Sue Brandt • Paul and Connie Bretscher • Jean and Robert Brownell • Dr. & Mrs. Earl H. Bruning • Jennifer and Stephen Bryan • Mr. Alan Buckentin • Edwin and Patricia Buehler • Mrs. Helen Bunge • Dr. Donald Busarow • Dr. Bartlett R. and Barbara D. Butler • John and Roberta Carlson • Mr. Roger D. Carlson • Judith K. Carpenter • Voylet D. Carr • Sharon L. Casteel • Randy and Jeanne Castello • John and Tina Caye • Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Christensen • Mr. & Mrs. Laura and Peter Cleaves • Gary and Susan Colden • The Rev. Michael D. Costello • Paul J. and Rita C. Coyle • Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Carolyn Dauner • Ms. Carolyn Deuel • Mildred I. Dieter in honor of Carl Schalk • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas and Linda Dinsmore • Ms. Karen J. Doering • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Dorsch • Ms. Ellen L. Draeger • Ms. Julia Edgar • Phillip L. and Sandra R. Edwardson • Eugene and Phyllis Eggers • Mr. Howard J. Eggert • Robert L. and Elaine Eggold • Nathan and Marlene L Eickmann in honor of Carl Schalk • Kent E. and Katherine Eklund • Nicholas J. Ellison • Mr. & Mrs. J. David Ellwanger • Edgar V. and Joyce Epperly • Mr. & Mrs. David Eshelman • Rev. Loren J. and Shirley Espeland • Mr. Duane Esterly • Rev. William J. Fackler • Mr. James B. Fahrney • Rev. Daniel R. and Ruth E. Feldscher • Olinda Fink • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Finn • Ms. Martha

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Fisher • Robert A. Flickinger • Jo H. Ford • Ralph and Marillyn Freeman • Victor and Delores Freudenberg • David P. and Claudia Freudenburg • Richard E. and Jennifer R. Fritsch • Mr. Reid Froiland • Mr. Charles A. German • Rev. Calder A. and Barbara Gibson • Mr. & Mrs. James Gladstone in memory of Fred Telschow • Herman F. and Gertrude L. Gossenberger • Rev. Richard J. and Elizabeth W. Gotsch • Rev. Gary T. and A. Miriam Gould • Ms. Naomi Graves • Ms. Solveig E. Gregory • Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Grissom • Rev. & Mrs. Roger and Carol Grow • Robert P. and Dorothy C. Guetzlaff • Manfred Gwinner • Mark and Judy Haalboom • Dr. & Mrs. Harold I. Haas • Linda Haas • Patricia and Ned Haese • William and Janet Hansen in honor of Laura and Jocelyn Hansen • Dr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hanson • Ronald and Arlene Hauser • David and Beth Helgerson • Hazel Henry • Teresa Herbert • Kenneth T. and Mary Kay Heruth • Robert A. and Jennifer L. Hobby • Rob and Linda Hofstad • Terry and Doris Holmes • Kenneth and Marcia Holtz • Dr. & Mrs. Wallace W. Horton • Stephen and Sheila Hoster • Wayne and Laurell Huber • Rev. Dr. Timothy and Mrs. Royce Hubert • Amanda Husberg • Helen Iverson-Metzger • Orville R. and Joan L. Jacobson • Laurence and Louise James • John and Marion Pruitt-Jefferson • Ms. Joanna Jones • Ms. Carol Karner • Billie E. Kersten • Timothy and Monica Knauss • Rev. & Mrs. Richard Koehneke • Dennis and Alice Kosloski • Susan Kreitz • Rev. Norman D. and Jeannette M. Kretzmann • Mr. & Mrs. Dale Kruse • Mr. & Mrs. William and Yvonne Kuhlman • Dr. & Mrs. Jon H. Kvinsland • Mr. & Mrs. William A. Lamm • Justin Larson • Lilita Lassen-Ward • Geert and Barbara Sherman Lievens • Erling H. and Janice Linde • Ms. Lois M. Linzmaier • Marcia C. and Cedric J. Lofdahl • Mrs. Esther L. Long • Michaela Loomans • Mary S. Lowry • Gail Marie Luley • Lisa MacNamara • Rev. Dr. Robert F. Maltzahn • Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Mangelsdorf • Elaine F. Mann • Rev.

Gerald L. and Anita C. Mansholt • Mr. Jonathan D. Marin • Ms. Melissa G. Marks • Coral and Philip Mason • Ms. Carol F. McDermott • Monica and William McLaughlin • Arthur and Gladys Mees in memory of Bishop Edward Hansen • George W. and Wanda Meier • Dr. William A. and Mrs. Barbara K. Meissner • Philip and Mindy Mennicke • Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Messerli in memory of Fred Telschow • David H. and Nancy T. Milburn • Ms. Jean Minsch • Mr. Richard Mintzlaff • Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Monson • Karin Swenson-Moore and Nicholas Moore • Lisa Moore • Alan and Carolyn Morrisson • Lyle A. and Jane E. Mortensen • Karl and Carolyn Moyer • John and Barb Mueller • Ms. Corrine F. Muske • James Muske • Mr. & Mrs. Bill Nardini • Mr. & Mrs. Robert and Phyllis Narveson • Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Nolan • Karl and Joan Nordstrom • Ms. Kristin A. Nygaard • Dr. Sharon Ocker • Steve and Lisa Oelfke • David Olson in honor of Sandra Carlson • Ms. Linda Olson • Monte and Judith Olson • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis and Brenda Orlow • Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey R. Pannebaker • Ernie and Susan Parbhoo • James and Denise Pearson • Walter and Dolores Pelz • Ms. Ann Louise Pera • Rev. Larry and Amy Peters • Dr. Kay H. Petersen • Paul E. and Deaun Peterson • Nyla Petruccione • Mr. & Mrs. Earle and Marsha Phillips • Mr. Byron Photiades and Mrs. Beverly Gay-Photiades • Rev. Lynn A. and Karla E. Podoll • John and Gwen Poncher • Rev. & Mrs. Paul Prange • Dr. David and Ann Preus • Ms. Cynthia A. Prosek • Gilbert and Helen Reinkensmeyer • Elwood and LaVon Rieke • Rev. Leroy E. Riemer • Dr. Evangeline L. Rimbach • Nicholas Ross • Mr. Marvin Rothfusz • Rev. & Mrs. R. and Jane Rudolf • Rev. & Mrs. Roger O. Ruff • Harold Russel • Katherine L. Russell • Kevin and Michelle Sabrowsky • Leslie Sand • Catherine Schauer in memory of Reuben and Darlene Swanson and Paul Bartling • Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Donald Schedler • Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Scheer • David and Carolyn

Schlichtmann • Elmer A. and Doris A. Schmall • Kenneth G. and Delta M. Schmidt • Kathleen and Thomas Schmidt in honor of Carl Schalk • Dr. Jean Schneider • Ms. Emmalein Schroeder • William and Eunice Seeber in honor of William Ickstadt • Lois Seijo • Larry and Anita Seivley • Heidi Sherer in honor of Fred Telschow • Beverly J. Shupe • Siegfried H. Siefkes • James H. and Shirley Sloan • Ms. Bobbie D. Smack • Ms. Barbara E. Smillie • Scott and Jane Sodergren • Dr. Lawrence E. and Ellen H. Sohn • Kayl R. Soukup • Ann Spencer • Philip Spencer and Pamela Gunsaullus Spencer • Mrs. Carole Spree • Glenn and Rose Stoerzinger • Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Taylor • Mr. John C. Thompson • Richard and Kay Thorell • David and Margaret Trefz • Ms. Kathryn Vigen • Timothy and Lisa Walker • R. Lee and Carol Waltz • John and Donna Walz • Richard G. and Denise R. Watermeier • J. Fred and Marlene S. Watts • Polly and Bruce E. Wendling • Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Paul Westermeyer • Rev. & Mrs. Richard W. Widmann in honor of Johanna Hilfiker • James and Susan Williamson • Dr. & Mrs. Edward C. Wolf • Paul Wolfe • Jeffrey and Claudia Wood • George and Mary Elaine Woolsey • John B. Wuertz and Marian H. Wuertz • Mr. Ronald Wunder • Rev. David Yagow • Elizabeth Zeibig • Mr. & Mrs. Glen R. Zobel

Contributors [$100-499] Anonymous • Mr. & Mrs. John J. Ader, Jr. • Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Anderson • Matthew and Sarah Anderson • William W. and Deborah S. Anderson • Barron and Carole Lea Arenson • Glen and Linda Bahr • Jerry and Kathy Ball • Kristi and Mark Bangert in honor of Carl Schalk • Drs. Dorothy C. Bass and Mark R. Schwehn • Dr. Ronald D. Beck • Dennis and Patricia Beckman • Rev. William C. Beckmann • Mr. William H. Beermann in memory of Fred Telschow • Ms. Linda A. Begega • Matthew and Krista Bernthal • Ms. Arlene Birkhahn • Craig and Donna Blomquist • Richard J. and Carolyn M. Blum • Dr. Barry and Donna L. Bobb • Arnold O. and Marilyn J. Boelke • Geoffrey and Amy E. Boers • Carla Borchardt • Randy and Patty Boushek • Rev. Victor and Mrs. Irene Brandt • Dr. William H. and Mrs. Beverly Braun

• Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Lois Breimeier • Mrs. Mary Bricker • Mrs. Irene Bronner in honor of Carl Schalk • Mary Brucker in memory of James Folks • Cole Burger • Rev. Mark M. and Rosalind A. Burger • Dr. Addie J. Butler • Mr. Martin Carlson and Ms. Mary Knoblauch in honor of Carl Schalk • Richard G. and Sandra Carlson in memory of Paul Bartling • Dr. Richard and Susan Carlson • Rev. Dr. Stephen J. and Gail R. Carter • Mr. & Mrs. John Chase • Marc and Christine Chason • Jeffrey and Dawn Daehn • Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Dickerson • Gregg and Anne Draeger • Mark and Rebecca Duesenberg • Mike Eckhardt and Mary Pat Blowers • Rev. Paul H. and Suzanne Eggold in memory of Carl Benz • Frank O. and Dorothy E. Eirten • Ms. Grace Ellison • Katherine A. Eppley • Dr. David Fienen • Emma Paula Flitsch in memory of Paula Flitsch and Richard Flitsch • Gene M. Fortune • Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Fossell • Rev. Dr. Ken and Lynn Frerking • Michael and Susan Fuchs • Mr. & Mrs. Miles and Joan Gerberding • Mr. Joseph Gibson • Ms. Susan K. Gobien • Becky S. Graef • Ms. Martha S. Gregory • Mrs. Thomas E. Guenter in memory of Thomas E. Guenter • Eugene and Barbara Haak • Rev. Paul J. and Dorothy V. Haberstock • Dr. Lois Haertel • Gordon W. and Marilyn K. Haglund • Dr. & Mrs. Arvin Hahn in memory of Paul Bartling • Rev. & Mrs. John L. Halvorson • Mr. & Mrs. Deryl R. Hamann • Ms. Rachel A. Handlin • James Heidecke • Michael and Jeanne Held • Mr. Daniel A. Hellerich • Zebulon Highben • Elise C. Hoermann • Ida M. Hoffarth • Ms. Elizabeth Hogberg • Bob Hulteen and Susan Masters • Joseph L. Isakson • Rev. Ronald E. Jackson in memory of Mary Jo Jackson • Rev. & Mrs. Roland A. Jank, Jr. • Mr. Antoon Janssen and Ms. Irma Leuverink • Beverly Jedynak in honor of Carl Schalk • Mr. & Mrs. Justin Jobe • Mr. James H. Johnson and Kathy Chase Johnson • Nancy Jones and Michael Hovland • Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. and Donna J. Jorgensen • Mr. & Mrs. Larry Jost • Mr. & Mrs. George C. Kalemeris • David and Christina Kampe • Ms. Eunice Kern • Dr. & Mrs. Jim Kerns • Keith and Pamela Killinger • Pauline F. Kiltinen • Mr. Craig Kitt in memory of Viola Nelson • Dr. James M. Klein • Michael E. and Linda J. Krentz • Ms. Wanda

Krentz • Mr. Robert J. Lange • Mr. Bruce L. Larson • Pastor Walt and Carol Ledogar • Ted and Yolanne Leno • Bruce and Lynn Little • Michael and Mary Alice Long • Alice Lucke • John H. and Joyce Povlacs Lunde • Mr. Richard C. Lundell • Rev. Karl Lutze • Ms. Margaret Matlack • Peter and Nancy McIntyre • Jay and Cynthia McLaren • Al and Mary Agnes McQuinn • David and Katherine Mennicke • Virginia and Mark Meyer • Paul and Gwen Middeke • Dr. Jonathan W. Miller and Barbara Chapman • John T. Miller • James E. and Ruth Mitchell • Dr. Willis and Mrs. Dorothy Mundt • Peter and Sandra Nekola in memory of William Kirkpatrick • Mr. & Mrs. Harland and Corinne Nelson • Mr. Paul W. Neukirch in honor of Jessica Neukirch • Dieter and Pam Nickel in memory of Paul Bartling • Mr. & Mrs. Ted and Kim Nickel • Dale and Merle Nostbakken • Rev. Louis G. and Gloria M. Nuechterlein • Sherry Ohlfest in honor of Dieter and Pam Nickel • Glenn and Patricia Ohlmann • Rev. Eliezer and Mrs. Rebecca Ortiz • Bruce and Linda Otterberg • Fred C. and Barbara J. Pahl • Mr. & Mrs. William and Kathleen Parsons • Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Passenger, Jr. • Mr. & Mrs. George H. Pauli • Dr. Cliff Pesonen • Gary and Jean Peters • David Piehler • Mark F. and Barbara A. Piel • Ron Pieper and Jan Beeching-Pieper • Ruth Ann Poppen • Donald and Jane Prahlow • Mrs. Ruth D. Pralle • Carol Quigg • Becky Lee and Dan Rader • Rodney L. and Dawn Rathmann • Ms. Jane L. Reinhard • Dorothy E. Richterkessing • Mr. & Mrs. Hilbert W. and Joan W. Riemer • John and Harriet Roberts • Dr. Donald O. and Doris Rotermund • Bob and Mim Roth • Ms. Ruth Marie Roth • Ms. Brynhild Rowberg • Carolyn Riehl and Peter Santogade • Dr. Robert S. Satterlee • Ed and Dorothy Schaeffer • Mark and Kimberly Schaeffer • Joel D. and Gay Schendel • Rev. Walter Schoedel and Marcia Eckrich • John and Connie Schoening • Rev. Edward H. and Marie Schroeder • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Schulze • Mrs. Connie Seddon • Pamela and Don Seidelmann • Ms. Kristine L. Selk • Rev. Martin and Mrs. Joanne Seltz • Dr. Al and Ruth Senske • Rev. Warren Shoberg • Jack and Lorna Singer • Nancy Siverson • Dr. & Mrs. David S. Smith • Wayne and Barb Sodergren • Dr. A. Dennis

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Sparger • Ms. Florence L. Sponberg • Dr. Harvey A. Stegemoeller • Richard G. and Judith A. Steinbrueck • Mr. William T. Stewart • Dennis and Marcia Stortz • Jeanette and Jonathan Strandjord • John and Linda Tape • Dennis and Karen Taylor • Rev. Mons A. and Shirley A. Teig • Mr. & Mrs. Roger and Delayne Thake • Nicholas and Theresa Thomas • Sandra J. Thompson • David and Cheryl Timmer • Paul and Deborah Titcombe • David and Joan Totten • Mrs. Virginia Toulmin • Johanna Unke • William and Barbara Urbrock • Elsa Vaintzettel in honor of Carl Schalk • Ben and Deb Vander Kooi • Lydia A. Volz • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wallace • Dr. & Mrs. Rueben H. and Mary Walter • Ms. Karen Warren • Bill and Carol Weber in honor of Dieter and Pam Nickel • Rev. Wayne Weissenbuehler • Steven and Susan Wente in honor of Carl Schalk • Roger and Barbara Wesby • Jonathan and Joy Wessler • Max and Ardith Wessler • Peter and Carol Wessler • Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Whelpley • Mr. David Wilkins • Robert D. and Peggy L. Woiwod • Ms. Harriet S. Wrolstad • Rev. Theodore L. and Mrs. Abigail Wuerffel • Joel and Shirley Youngquist • Dr. Joyce R. Zastrow • Rev. & Mrs. Thomas R. Zehnder • Mrs. Robert Zimmerman

Benefactors [$500-999] Anonymous • Gary Aamodt • Elaine D. Baron • Jolita and Dale Benson • Mr. & Mrs. Len Berghaus • Mrs. Lynn E. Blackledge • Mrs. Patricia E. Bradbury • Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Burmeister • Dr. Marva J. Dawn • Mrs. Judy Duda in memory of Mary Beth Meyers • Phyllis and Richard W. Duesenberg in memory of Paul Bartling • Robert and Susan Ellefson • David and Carol Finanger • Victor and Marilyn Gebauer • Betty and Philip Gehring • Lloyd M. and Mary L. Gran • Walt and Norma Harmer • George and Carolyn Heider • Jeff and Holly Held • Mary Hemme-Zornes • David and Carole Hoyem • Dr. Martin Jean • Dr. Merilee Klemp and Randall Davidson • Edward and Susan Klune • Dr. Lissa Leege and Mr. Frank D’Arcangelo • Thomas and Sylvia Luekens • Mr. Thomas Lundberg • Karl M. and Jill C. Maurer • Dan McAdams and Rebecca Pallmeyer • Robert A. and Marilyn J. Mohling • Ms. Colleen O’Connell • Jennifer

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and Lee Ott • Marcella M. Poppen • Mr. David Schack • Mrs. Beverly Schauer • Kurtis and Becky Schultz • Jonathan Siekmann • Allan and Letitia Spelbring in honor of Timothy Spelbring • Frank Stubbs • Hildred E. and Edward W. Tornberg • Daniel and Linda Tsui • Sheilah M. and Ralph R. Wasch • Scott C. Weidler • Ben and Reba Williams • William and Rose Marie Yeager

Choir of Angels [$1,000-4,999] Anonymous • Steven and Karen Anderson in honor of Dennis Anderson; in memory of Gladyce Anderson • Ray and Arlene Avischious in memory of Edmund Fromm; in memory of Paul Bartling • L. Paul and Ruth Bartling • Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Baumann • Martin and Jill Baumgaertner in honor of Carl Schalk • Mrs. August Bernthal in memory of August Bernthal; in honor of Matt and Krista Bernthal and Ryan Hostler • Ms. Katherine Bolland • Victoria and Paul Bouman in memory of Paul Bartling • Beth and Bob Burns • Glenn and Dorothy Burroughs • R. Eric and Cynthia Carlson • Thomas J. and Virginia D. Casteel • Dr. & Mrs. William Drotning in memory of Eric David Drotning • Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Duesenberg • Ms. Tracy Elftmann • Foster and Lynn Friess • Mr. Peter M. Gotsch and Dr. Jana L. French • Ms. Heather Groerich • John Groerich • Michael and Carolyn Hetrick • Robin R. High in memory of Lloyd High; in honor of Jean High; in memory of Reuben and Darlene Swanson • Jim and Debbie Hushagen • Mr. & Mrs. Stephanie and Andy Janssen • David Johnston • Philip G. and Kathryn Klintworth • Karl and Shirley Kreft • Phyllis R. Lalley • Dr. & Mrs. David C. Leege in memory of Paul Bartling; in honor of Carl Schalk • Jami and Sarah McLaren • Rev. Victor and Cindy Mennicke • Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Messerli in memory of Dr. Victor Mattfeld • Kenneth P. and Cindy Mueller • Rev. Richard and Kathleen Mueller in honor of Mrs. Joan Scheele Mueller • Mrs. Elda Helm-O’Brien • Dr. Mark C. and Ann S. Oswood • Mrs. Melba J. Panhorst in honor of David Leege • Ralph and Judy Pesonen • Norman and Kathy Porath • Bishop & Mrs. Robert and Lois Rimbo • Robert and Doris Rowe • Mr. Clyde B. Rykken • Dr.

& Mrs. Carl Schalk • William and Eunice Seeber • Dr. David L. and Tiffany Shaw • Rev. Greg and Alayne Smith • Drs. Erich and Sallie Streib • Nancy J. Tagge in memory of Clara Kiekhaefer • Robert J. and Julie Uplinger, Jr. • Dr. Jan and Mr. Greg Westrick in honor of Carl Schalk • Della Wiedenheft • Shirley Wolf • Rev. Theodore A. and Marion H. Youngquist

Guar antors [$5,000-9,999] Anonymous • Dr. & Mrs. Richard Bimler • Julie Christopher • Mr. & Mrs. William R. Heyne • Dr. & Mrs. David C. Leege • Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Messerli and Mrs. Victoria Shapiro in memory of Leah Messerli • Charles E. and Mary B. Sukup

Maestros [$10,000+] Anonymous • Richard G. and Sandra Carlson • Jay W. and Doris K. Christopher • Phyllis and Richard W. Duesenberg • Dieter and Pam Nickel in memory of Theodore and Irma Hoelty-Nickel


The following are restricted funds within the Lutheran Music Program Endowment: The Paul Bouman Endowed Chapel Choir Chair • The Regina Holmen Fryxell and Patricia Schad Leege Endowed Church Music and Organ Chair • The Alumni Scholarship • The William and Vera Heyne Endowment • The Julie N. Streib Scholarship Fund • The Irving North Family Scholarship Fund • The Henry C. and Rudolph G. Messerli Scholarship Endowment • The Victor H. Mattfeld Endowed Collegium Musicum Chair • The Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Concert Choir Chair • The Christopher Family Foundation Faculty Endowments • The Christopher Family Foundation Scholarship Fund • The Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Endowed Chaplain Chair


The following non-endowed, named scholarships were awarded this year: Vi and Jonathan Messerli Scholars • David and Patricia Leege Organ Scholarships • Norman W. and Elda M. Helm Scholarship

Gift-Matching The following corporations provided funds through employee and member giftmatching programs: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans • Altria Group, Inc. • Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company • Exxonmobil Foundation • Kimberly-Clark Foundation, Inc. • Regence Employee Giving Campaign


The following individuals and organizations made gifts in memory of Anna Laino, LSM alumna ’99 & ’00: Mr. & Mrs. F.D. and M.E. Bardwell • Jamie Berg • Cecilia Chamber Singers • Rebecca Elfman • Victor and Marilyn Gebauer • Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword Team • Scott Marsalis and James Morehouse • Mazanec, Raskin, Ryder and Keller • Stuart and Janet McKernan • Rosina Moran • Michele and David Peace • J.H. and R.W. Reed • Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Twin Cities • Maryann Witkop

Institutional Support [$10,000+]

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (Grand Rapids, MI) • Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Foundation • Gloria Dei Foundation, Inc. • Metropolitan New York Synod • Minnesota State Arts Board • The Christopher Family Foundation (Western Springs, IL) • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

[Up to $9,999] Anonymous • Alliant Energy Foundation (Madison, WI) • Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church (Peachtree, GA) in honor of Karl and Cheryl Dietmeyer • Church Mutual Insurance Company (Merrill, WI) • Community Foundation of Jackson Hole (Jackson, WY) • Decorah Hatchery, Inc. (Decorah, IA) • Elftmann Family Foundation (Minneapolis, MN) • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Worship & Liturgical Resources in

honor of Carl Schalk • Faith Lutheran Church (North Palm, FL) • First Lutheran Church (Monmouth, IL) • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Gainesville, GA) • GoodSearch • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Grand Rapids, MI) • Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice (Venice, FL) • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Mercer Island, WA) • LCMS Foundation • Leona M. Geyer Charitable Lead Trust • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (Palos Heights, IL) • Mary Martha Circle of St. John Lutheran Church (San Benito, TX) in honor of Doris Pickering • McNally Smith College of Music (Saint Paul, MN) • McNichols Company (Tampa, FL) • Moe Pipe Organ Company (Wadena, MN) • National Endowment For The Arts • Neeb Family Foundation (Saint Louis, MO) • Peterson Photography (Decorah, IA) • St. Armands Key Lutheran Church (Sarasota, FL) • St. Armands Key Lutheran Church Foundation (Sarasota, FL) • St. Mark’s Lutheran (China Grove, NC) • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Hector, MN) • St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (Plymouth, MN) • Sukup Manufacturing Company (Sheffield, IA) • The Carl and Irma Swenson Foundation, Ltd. (Cedar Grove, WI) • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans on behalf of Randy Boushek • Wenger Corporation (Owatonna, MN) • Westmark Productions (Golden Valley, MN)

Acknowledgements LUTHER COLLEGE, Decor ah, IA President Richard Torgerson • The faculty and staff

ALOA Lutherhostel

Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY • Luther College, Decorah, IA • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN • Westwood Lutheran Church, Saint Louis Park, MN


SPECIAL SERVICES Conn-Selmer, Inc. Elkhart, IN • Doug Geston, Westmark Productions, Golden Valley, MN • KDEC Radio, Decorah, IA • Kephart’s Music Center, Decorah, IA • MorningStar Music Publishers, Fenton, MO • Vandoren, DANSR, Inc. Chicago, IL • Winneshiek County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORAL CAMP Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center: Nichol Ellis, Jerry Olstad, and summer staff

ADDITIONAL THANKS Association of Lutheran Church Musicians • Augsburg Fortress Publishing • The Beethoven Festival, Winona, MN • Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, MN • Concordia Publishing House • Decorah Area Community Committee • MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA • River Falls Brass, River Falls, WI

LMP Event Hosts Sandra & Richard Carlson • Jay & Doris Christopher • Julie Christopher • Dieter & Pam Nickel • Greg & Alayne Smith

Dr. Richard W. Bimler • The Rev. Dr. George Heider • Caleb Mattison • Art and Gladys Mees • Bishop Robert A. Rimbo • Walt and Lois Schmidt • Dr. David Thompson • Dr. William Urbrock

MUSIC, INSTRUMENTS, AND HYMNALS Bradley University, Peoria, IL • S. Blake Duncan • First Lutheran Church, Decorah, IA • Gustavus

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Lutheran Music Program Annual Report (FY '08-'09)  

The nonprofit organization's annual report for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2008 and ending September 30, 2009.