Parents - Peter Christian Lutkin and Hannah Olivarius who came to the U.S. from Denmark
married Delilah "Lelah" Carman October 27, 1885 in Cook Co., Illinois
Dean Emeritus of the Northwestern University School of Music, Evanston, Illinois
A professor at the university for 40 years and head of the music department 34 years.
He had an international reputation as a composer and writer on musical subjects.
By age twenty one, an accomplished pianist and piano instructor.
Served as organist and choirmaster of various Episcopal churches during his life time.
Founded the first a cappella choir in the United States and helped found the American Guild of Organists.
Conductor of the North Shore Music Festival
As a composer, he specialized in writing unaccompanied choral music for his choir and is most famous for the benediction tune for "The Lord Bless and Keep You"
~ researched and written by Sue Hale Sheppard ~
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