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Mark Sedio

Mark Sedio currently serves as Cantor at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis where his responsibilities are varied: organist, choirmaster, resident composer, worship planner and educator. He is also on the music staff of Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Born in Minneapolis, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with choral and organ music concentrations in 1976. In 1979 he received a Master of Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Iowa. He also studied at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary.

Sedio has served as a clinician and lecturer in the areas of worship, liturgy, adult and children's choirs, hymnody and psalmody, and cross-culture music. An active composer, he has been awarded several commissions and has won awards for his compositions. His choral and organ works have been published by several houses and his hymns appear in several collections. He has contributed to religious educational publications and his articles on children and worship currently appear monthly in The Parish Teacher. He has appeared in all parts of the United States and Europe as a recitalist, hymn festival leader, and clinician. A grant from Lutheran World Federation in 1989 allowed him to undertake a study tour to easter Europe. Recently he has led groups on "hymn encounters" to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. A linguistic enthusiast, he has studied German, French, Russian, Norwegian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and has a working knowledge of Polish, Czech, and Slovak.
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Congregational Song publications

Choral octavos
By the Babylonain Rivers (SATB, violin or viola or C inst., 410-850)
Come With Rejoicing (SATB, 405-218)
The Coventry Carol (Two-part and organ, 405-234)
Kyrie in F Major
(SATB and organ, 410-921)

Now Jesus Christ Ascends (Mark Sedio, 405-810, SATB, handbells, Mod. diff.)
O Night More Light Than Day (SATB, soloist, 405-531)
Raise a Joyful Sound/Sing Alleluia! Jesus Lives! (SATB, organ, opt. brass quintet, 410-895)


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