Dr. Lynn Trapp holds a distinguished career as concert organist, conductor, composer and liturgist. Through his many performances and clinician work for regional and national music conventions, conducting engagements in the U.S. and abroad, articles for church music journals, and publications of keyboard and choral music with seven major publishers, he has become respected as a well-known leader in church music.
A national competition winner at the organ, he is a recording artist and clinician for World Library Publications, Chicago, Ill., as a member of the Liturgical Organists Consortium. In 2001, he directed the installation of the new 67 rank pipe organ at St. Olaf Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis where he serves as Director of Worship and Music, Organist, and directs an extensive liturgical program including radio and television broadcasts. He is co-director of the annual summer liturgical music conference at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., and is Artistic Director/Organist for Cracovia Cantat, an annual international choral festival in Krakow, Poland.
A lengthy list of professional engagements includes serving as director of music for the national liturgy conference at University of Notre Dame, composer in residence at the New York Liturgical School of Music, and St. Louis Cathedral, St. Louis, Mo., co-conductor/organist for the 1993 Papal Mass of World Youth Day, adjudicator for 2002 national improvisation competition for the American Guild of Organists, and 2004 commencement speaker for his high school alma mater. He has conducted choir tours abroad to Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, England, Holy Land, Spain and Portugal.
Dr. Trapp is the recipient of many academic and service awards including the international 2002 Spirit and Truth Award from the University of Notre Dame for his contributions to the field of liturgy and music. He holds degrees from Southern Illinois University (BM), and the University of Notre Dame (MM), and after beginning doctoral work at the Eastman School of Music, completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Trapp studied organ with Marianne Webb, Catharine Crozier, Craig Cramer, Russell Saunders, Michael Bauer and James Higdon.
For more information about Dr. Trapp, see lynntrapp.comur