Marty Haugen Composing Master Class

Teacher – Marty Haugen
One-day intensive with distance learning option

Marty Haugen will offer a master class on January 16th for liturgical composers and those interested in studying and critiquing liturgical compositions. He will speak to the essence of good text writing, creating memorable and singable melodies, and will discuss the process of setting and interpreting Biblical texts. Marty will also discuss the creation of Holden Evening Prayer as an example of writing from inside a specific community.

Distance learning participation is available for this class, but enrollment is limited to twelve students. Those enrolled may, if they wish, submit one liturgical composition intended for congregational singing, which will be included (if possible) in the group’s conversation around composing for the liturgy. Song submissions are due by January 1st.

Lunch will be provided
Cost – $150
Fulfills one certification elective requirement for Skills Development
Continuing education contact hours – 6


January 16th, 9:00-4:00   Register
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (map)
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124


Haugen_72dpiMarty Haugen is a liturgical composer, workshop presenter, performing and recording artist & author from Eagan, Minnesota.

For the past 30 years, Marty has presented workshops and concerts across North and Central America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.  He has over 40 recordings and more than 400 separate printed editions available through GIA Publications.A number of his published songs, including “Shepherd Me, O God,” “Gather Us In” and “All Are Welcome” are well-known to many religious denominations. Mass of Creation, and several liturgical settings for Lutheran congregations, including Holden Evening PrayerUnfailing Light (with Pastor Susan Briehl) and Now the Feast and Celebration, as well as a communion setting for the new Evangelical Worship Book (ELW-Augsburg Fortress).