“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of Music is the greatest treasure in the world.” –Martin Luther

Augustana Worship
The Lutheran Church is a singing church! Augustana has long enjoyed a strong musical tradition.

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.