The Leadership Program for Musicians is a teaching ministry that gives church musicians an increased sense of vocational awareness, along with the tools and resources to enable congregations to sing well and participate actively in worship.
The Leadership Program for Musicians is a national organization that administers a curriculum covering key areas in church music and liturgical education as well as spiritual formation. LPM is a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church USA. LPM is taught by highly qualified teachers and tailored to local needs. Successful completion of all courses earns the LPM Certificate in Church Music. The program is taught locally and covers a full range of church music skills. Particular attention is paid to smaller church needs.
LPM is a two-year program with seven courses, which may be taken in whole or part: Leadership of Congregational Song (piano/organ/keyboard, voice/cantor, or guitar/other instruments), Teaching New Music to the Congregation, Survey of Christian Hymnody, Liturgy and Liturgical Planning: Foundations for Christian Worship, Resources for an Effective Music Program, Principles for Choral Leadership: Conducting for Church Musicians and Voice Training for Choirs, and Philosophy of Church Music.
LPM 2011-2012 in Texas will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station. The first session is a free Open House with optional classes on Saturday, October 8. The Open House is at noon and includes a free lunch. Classes are from 9:15-3:30. For more information, a printed brochure, or to RSVP, contact Marsha Seale, LPM Coordinator, 713-562-6972, firstname.lastname@example.org. The national website is www.lpm-online.org.