Lois Toeppner

loistoeppnerOrganist Lois Toeppner, an Associate in Ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is the Minister of Music at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sudbury, MA. There she serves as organist, choir director, handbell choir director, and coordinator of instrumentalists. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and The Boston Conservatory, where she recently received the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. Additional musical studies have been taken at Wayne State University, Carroll College, Alverno College, and Westminster Choir College. 

Lois has been heard in solo organ recitals at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, Boston’s Old South Church, and area churches throughout the New England states. She frequently accompanies choral groups, including Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Worcester Mastersingers, Braintree Choral Society, and the MMEA Central Massachusetts District Honors Chorus. She has performed as an accompanist and soloist with the Myron Heaton Chorale of Nevada on five European tours; their summer 2006 tour with Weston Noble, guest conductor, included performances at St. John College Chapel in Cambridge, Ely Cathedral; St. Agnes & Anne Lutheran Church, London; Notre Dame, Paris; and the Collegiumkirche as part of the Salzburg Music Festival. 

Ms. Toeppner is active in the American Guild of Organists and served from 2000-2006 as Regional I Councillor for the New England states. At the national AGO level, she has established a National Officers and Councillors Society; currently she is serving on the National Task Force to Promote the Organ Internationally in 2008. She is a member of Worcester, Boston, and Milwaukee Chapters, American Guild of Organists, and holds memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Handbell Ringers and Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity.