- Co-Director of Good Shepherd Institute
Kevin Hildebrand has served in the Music Department at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, 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 also includes teaching the annual organist workshops at the seminary and serving as the co-director of The Good Shepherd Institute. Hildebrand is 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 holds master’s degrees in Music and Theology from the University of Michigan and CTSFW, respectively. He has studied organ with Steven Wente and Marilyn Mason, and composition with Richard Hillert, Robert Lind and James Aikman.
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 been a workshop leader and instructor for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Worship, as well as frequent organ recitalist and hymn festival presenter across the United States and Canada.