CW Psalter | Dale Witte

Dale Witte

Using Christian Worship: Psalter in K-8 Classrooms

Christian Worship: Psalter (NPH 2021) is the first Lutheran psalter to contain multiple musical settings of all 150 psalms along with the complete text of every psalm. It is so much more than just a source for psalm variety in the liturgical worship service. CW Psalter is an invaluable musical and devotional resource to have in every Lutheran elementary school classroom and household. This presentation will explore 17 different ways to use CW Psalter in every grade level, from strengthening thematic units in early childhood, to fostering musical literacy in the middle grades, to finding the Christian’s voice during the tough times of life in the upper grades.

Bio | Dale Witte

Dale currently serves as fine arts department chairman, choir director, and music educator at Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wis. He is one of the founding members of LIME, Lutheran Institute for Music Education, which seeks to aid WELS teachers and schools in strengthening their music education programs. From 2014–2021 he served on the WELS Psalm Committee, which researched, reviewed, and edited over 5,000 psalm settings to produce Christian Worship: Psalter (NPH 2021). Dale holds a Master in Church Music degree from Concordia University Chicago (1997); is a member of WCDA, ACDA, NAfME, ALCM, and WMEA professional organizations; and is an active church music composer.