Cindy Lindeen-Martin

Minister of Music and Organist

Augustana Music Ministry

Cindy Lindeen-Martin is Minister of Music and Organist and celebrates 16 years of Music Ministry at Augustana. She coordinates all aspects of Augustana’s music ministry, overseeing music staff, service planning, directing a graded handbell program, and playing the organ for all worship services. She enjoys leading worship from the organ console each Sunday, and especially is appreciative of the great singing congregation at Augustana.

In demand as a performer, lecturer, and adjudicator, Cindy has concertized in Germany, France, Mexico, and the United States. She has presented workshops and adjudicated competitions, and was the founder and competition coordinator for the Augustana Arts/Reuter National Undergraduate Organ Competition (2001-2009). Currently she serves on the American Guild of Organists National Competitions Committee. She also has an organ studio and especially enjoys introducing the organ to young people and teaching adult organists.

Cindy earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University with concentrations in organ, harpsichord, and piano. Studies also took her to France for two years working with the renowned organist and musicologist Marie-Claire Alain, earning the prestigious Prix d’Excellence.

Outside of music Cindy also enjoys entertaining, cooking and baking, traveling, camping, and reading. Some of her favorite times are spent with her husband, Ken, an architect, and their two adult children.

Contact Cindy at 303-388-4678 ext. 117 or by e-mail.

Dick Larson

Dick-LarsonDick Larson, director of Augustana’s Chancel Choir, has been involved in church, community, and music education for over thirty years and is in demand as a clinician, conductor and teacher. Named “Choral Conductor of the Year” in 1989 by the Colorado American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Mr. Larson taught music both at the University of Northern Colorado and at Metropolitan State College in Denver. Dick was most recently honored as the recipient of Luther College’s first annual Weston H. Noble Award honoring excellence in the field of choral music. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a Masters in Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dick has three sons and a granddaughter. In his spare time, Dick enjoys golf and fishing. Dick is married to Judy, a long-time friend and a soprano in Augustana’s Chancel Choir.

Contact Dick at 303-388-4678 ext. 111 or by e-mail.

Marcia Olson

marsha-1Marcia Olson directs the Cherub Choir. An active member in Chancel Choir and Augustana Ringers, she enjoys working with children. Marcia also leads Sunday School openings. Marcia recently retired as Vice Principal at Mracek Middle School in Aurora, Colorado.

Sharon L. Schillereff

sharon-1Sharon L. Schillereff is a Colorado native and currently resides in Wheat Ridge. Sharon works as a paralegal in downtown Denver. An active participant in Augustana’s Music Ministry, Sharon assists and accompanies the Choristers Choir, teaches Recorders, sings in Chancel Choir, and rings in Augustana Ringers.

Angela Howard

Angela Howard 2015

Angela Howard is thrilled to be the director for Choristers and Cantabile! Angela has been a passionate music educator for thirteen years and is currently the K-5 general music teacher and choir director at Independence Elementary in the Cherry Creek School District. She was also honored to be the guest clinician for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Choristers Guild Children’s Choral Festival. Previous teaching experience includes K–5 general music in Minnesota and North Dakota and 6–12 vocal music in Iowa. Angela is a proud graduate of North Dakota State University (Go Bison!) where she holds a Master of Music in Music Education (2015) and a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Music Education (2002). In addition to elementary music and choir, Angela has extensive experience directing musical theater productions at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. When she is not teaching, Angela fills her time by singing with the Augustana Chancel Choir, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.