Mark Sedio is Director of Music at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and also serves on the music staff at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul. From 1984-2000 he was Cantor at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He has also served churches in Bloomington (Minnesota), Davenport and Iowa City (Iowa) and has been a part of the music faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Mr. Sedio received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from Augsburg College (Minneapolis), a Master of Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Iowa (Iowa City), and has also studied in the Master of Divinity program at Luther Seminary. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies at St. John's University, Collegeville.
He is an active recitalist, clinician, conductor and composer. He has presented hymn festivals and recitals around the United States and Europe. Over 100 of his compositions for choir, organ, piano, solo voice and instrument ensembles are published by AMSI, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Abingdon Press, Choristers Guild, Concordia Publishing House, MorningStar Music Publishers, and Selah Music Publishers. His hymns and psalm settings have been included in several denominational hymnals and hymnal supplements. Other publications include articles on liturgy and church music, multi-cultural music and worship aids, children in worship, vacation Bible school curricula and multi-cultural music.
A charter member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Sedio served on the organization's founding board and was elected its first Director for Ecclesiastical Concerns. He has also held positions in the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is active in the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada.