Marty Haugen

Marty Haugen is a liturgical composer, workshop presenter, performing and recording artist & author from Eagan, Minnesota. 

For the past 30 years, Marty has presented workshops and concerts across North and Central America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.  He has over 40 recordings and more than 400 separate printed editions available through GIA Publications.A number of his published songs, including “Shepherd Me, O God,” “Gather Us In” and “All Are Welcome” are well-known to many religious denominations. Mass of Creation, and several liturgical settings for Lutheran congregations, including Holden Evening Prayer, Unfailing Light (with Pastor Susan Briehl) and Now the Feast and Celebration, as well as a communion setting for the new Evangelical Worship Book (ELW-Augsburg Fortress).

Marty has served as an editor or consultant to a number of GIA hymnals and has been a contributor to hymnals or supplements for many denominational groups including the ELCA and ELCIC (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and Canada), the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Mennonite Brethren, the United Church of Christ, the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Roman Catholic groups in Great Britain, Canada, Ireland and Australia.

Marty Haugen’s 2019 Fall Institute Events

Thursday, October 17

Singing for Our Lives: Our Life of Faith, in Service for the Life of the World
Breakout 2 (10:30 AM – 11:45 AM) | Gratz Room 4F

These are times of crisis and challenge for our communities, for our nation, for billions of suffering people and for the very life of our planet. How do we respond (with the help of God’s Spirit) to the needs of the world in these desperate times?

As the source and summit of our life of faith, the experience of Sunday Eucharist provides the opportunity for strong “songlines” that connect our worship to the life of the world.  Let’s explore how our personal faith journey can feed and be fed by the life of our community, helping us all to be God’s hands and feet to a world in need.

Friday, October 18

Cantare con todos los mundos/Sing with all the World

Breakout 6 (2:45 PM – 4:00 PM) | Gratz 4F

In this workshop, Marty gives rationale on why congregations need to sing music from around the world. In addition to singing joy and praise, global repertoire allows us to hear the voice of the oppressed and of those on the margins. Sing through a packet of octavos centering on music of the world Church and learn about a new global song project being developed by GIA.