Westermeyer, Paul

Paul Westermeyer is Professor of Church Music at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where, in addition to teaching, he serves as Cantor for the Seminary community and administers the Master of Sacred Music Program, a degree program of Luther Seminary in cooperation with St. Olaf College. A musician and pastor whose doctorate is from the University of Chicago, he has been national Chaplain of the American Guild of Organists, Chair of Ecclesiastical Concerns for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and a Board member of the Leadership Program for Musicians. He has been President of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, served for two terms as Editor of its journal, "The Hymn" and in 2004 was made a Fellow. His books include The Church Musician; With Tongues of Fire; Let Justice Sing: Hymnody and Justice; Te Deum: The Church and Music; The Heart of the Matter: Church Music as Praise, Prayer, Proclamation, Story, and Gift; Let the People Sing: Hymn Tunes in Perspective and; Rise, O Church: Reflections on the Church, It's Music, and Empire.