Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

Featured Composer

Half-day intensive with distance learning option

In these sessions, individual composers will introduce participants to their own original congregational music through reading sessions. They may share some stories about various pieces, or recommend specific ways in which a song or hymn can be integrated into a service. Everyone will receive printed versions of the music with details about how to obtain licensing for congregational use and how to purchase additional resources.

The Psalms have been part of our worshiping tradition for centuries. Participants will sing Richard’s psalm compositions in all their theological dimensionality in a wide variety of styles, including a cappella chants, hymn forms and cantor-congregation pop-rock.

Lunch available for purchase
Cost – $50
Fulfills one certification elective requirement for Repertoire Studies
Continuing education contact hours – 3


October 10th, 9:00-12:00   Register
Lord of Life Lutheran (map)
7401 County Rd 101
Maple Grove, MN 55311


Richard Bruxvoort ColliganRichard Bruxvoort Colligan desires adventurous and imaginative music for the church. As a full-time composer and musician, he serves across denominations teaching about music and spiritual formation. Known for hymn forms, simple chant and pop-rock arrangements, he has several albums of original worship music. Richard is currently immersed in a long-term study of the Psalms. He is the owner of Worldmaking.net, and his songs have been published by the ELCA, UMC, UCC and PCUSA.