OUR COMPOSERS

 

Nancy Raabe

 

Nancy Raabe is a composer, author, and church musician who lives with her husband, Bill, in Bexley, Ohio. Their children Margaret and Martin attend The Ohio State University and St. Olaf College. A graduate of Pomona College and Trinity Lutheran Seminary,

Nancy has written many scripture-based hymns, songs, anthems and liturgical pieces for use in worship, along with several volumes of hymn interpretations for piano and various contributions to recently published worship resources. Much of her music is set to original texts.

Over the past several years she has served as music director at Linden Lutheran Church and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, and founded and directed the children’s choir at Bethel Lutheran Church in nearby Grove City. Nancy served as Publications Chair for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians for several years and is now active on the editorial board for ALCM’s journal, CrossAccent, and on the board of directors of ALCM Columbus: Cantor Connection. She is currently at work on a critical biography of Carl Schalk for Concordia Publishing House.

Her three volumes of One-Minute Devotions for the Church Musician are published by MorningStar Music Publishers.

Nancy has a web site with more information at www.nancyraabe.com.