Kevin J. Hildebrand
Guest Organist for the 11th Lutheran Hymn Festival, Dallas Texas
Kevin Hildebrand is Associate Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. His teaching at the seminary includes courses in vocal development, music fundamentals, and music for worship, as well as choir and organ responsibilities for daily chapel and other services. His service to the Church also includes teaching the annual organist workshops at the seminary, and assisting with the seminary’s Good Shepherd Institute, a resource for pastoral theology and sacred music. Hildebrand has also founded and directs the Seminary’s Children’s Choir, composed of children from the seminary community. He also directs the Youth Choir at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Ft. Wayne. Hildebrand is a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, and also holds masters degrees in music and theology at The University of Michigan and Concordia Theological Seminary, respectively. He has studied organ with Steven Wente and Marilyn Mason, and composition with Richard Hillert, Robert Lind, and James Aikman. Kantor Hildebrand is an active composer and has numorous compositions for organ and choir published with Concordia Publishing House and MorningStar Music Publishers. His hymn tune LORD OF LIFE (used with the text, O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life) as well as other hymn harmonizations are represented in Lutheran Service Book (2006). He has also been a workshop leader and instructor for the LCMS Commission on Worship, as well as frequent organ recitalist and hymn festival presenter across the United States and Canada. He is a member of the Indiana District Board for Worship and Spiritual Care.