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 six
major publishers, he has become respected as a well-known
leader in church music.
national competition winner at the organ, he is a recording
artist and clinician for World Library Publications, Chicago,
IL, 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 & 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, MN and is Artistic Director/Organist for Cracovia
Cantat, an annual international choral festival in Krakow,
lengthy list of professional engagements includes serving
as director of music for the national liturgy conference
at Univ. 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,
Ireland, England, the Holy Land, Spain and Portugal.
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), 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. He studied organ with Marianne Webb,
Catharine Crozier, Craig Cramer, Russell Saunders, Michael
Bauer and James Higdon.
music by Lynn Trapp
music by Lynn Trapp