“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of Music is the greatest treasure in the world.” –Martin Luther
Dr. J. Thomas Mitts serves as organist and choir director. Since 1994, Dr. Mitts has nurtured and sustained both an excellent choir and a vibrant spirit of congregational singing, intoning of Psalms and responsiveness to the liturgy. At Augustana, many of the portions of the liturgy sung by the choir or the congregation as a whole are settings composed by Dr. Mitts. Teaching at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music or accompanying choral ensembles throughout the region, Dr. Mitts is a highly respected member of the D.C. music community.
Elizabeth Fulford serves as the Assistant Choir Director at Augustana.