Lutheran Society for Worship, Music and the Arts, USA

The Society was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1958, the result of discussions and recommendations from a meeting in Des Moines, Iowa the previous year attended by distinguished musicians, including Walter E. Buszin*, Daniel T. Moe (1926–2012), and Gerhard Cartford*. That group visioned an organization of a national, inter-synodical body of Lutherans interested in the promotion of Christian worship, music, ecclesiastical architecture, art, and literature within the Lutheran church. The first annual conference was held on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 18–21 June 1958. The conference approved the Articles of Incorporation and the overall purpose to...

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