The Leadership Program for Musicians is pleased to offer online versions of various courses from the LPM curriculum. See below for the list of upcoming and future courses.

Most courses run in ten sessions with various assignments which may include regular participation on discussion boards and written assignments to be submitted. There may be textbooks required for your particular course. Other course materials will be delivered via the distance learning platform and links to other materials on the internet. Course sessions may be completed by participants at any time throughout the week (Wednesday to Wednesday). Some optional videoconference opportunities may be scheduled, as possible.



Conversations in Church Music Registration now open!

Fall 2017: September 6 - November 15 (mid-point October 11)

Kyle Ritter, instructor

Have you ever been at a loss when asked why we do what we do musically in worship, other than, “we’ve always done it that way?” Have you ever had to defend a hymn choice you made, but felt like you didn’t have the right words? This course will help you clarify why we do what we do as church music leaders and planners. Practical exercises will help you build a helpful vocabulary for use in your particular context.  


Liturgy and Music for Lutherans Registration now open!

Fall 2017: September 6 - November 15 (mid-point October 11)

Scott Weidler, instructor

Music is integral to the liturgy of the Church, and not simply a decoration. If this is true, then a church musician ought to understand the foundational history and theology of Christian worship. This course will provide a beginning to that exploration, focusing on how music is at the heart of what happens when Christians gather for worship. Although this course is designed especially for Lutheran church musicians, musicians from other traditions, clergy, and interested lay people are welcome to participate.


The following courses are available online and will be scheduled again in the future. 

Hymnody of the Christian Church

Liturgy and Music for Episcopalians



Tuition:  $300 per course

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place in the class.

Full payment is due one week before the class begins.

Limited scholarships are available. Click here for scholarship information.

Refund policy: $50 non-refundable deposit (before the class begins); $150 refundable up to the mid-point of the course; no refund after the mid-point of the class. If the course is canceled by LPM, you will be entitled to a full refund.


Registration Step 1: Please register using the link below. Once you have completed the registration form, return to this site to complete tuition payment. If you have payment or registration questions, please e-mail



Registration Step 2: At least a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place in a course. You will receive a confirmation once a deposit is processed and an invoice for remaining payment closer to the start of the course. Or, you may pay full tuition now.


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