Minister of Music and Organist
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.