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Kevin J. Hildebrand, M.Mus., M.A.
Kevin Hildebrand has served in the Music Department at Concordia Theological Seminary since 2002, and currently serves as Kantor. He directs the Seminary Kantorei and Schola Cantorum, plays the organ for daily chapel, and instructs students in liturgics and church music courses. His service to the Church also includes teaching the annual organist workshops at the seminary and serving as the co-director of The Good Shepherd Institute. Hildebrand is also Kantor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, where he directs the Youth Choir.
Hildebrand is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago and also holds master’s degrees in music and theology from 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 numerous 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 the 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.