Charlotte Kroeker, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Church Music Institute in Dallas, Texas. Previously on the research faculty in the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, she also is a pianist, having performed throughout the U.S., Asia and England. Prior to working specifically in church music, she was a full time university music professor and administrator, serving churches as organist/choir director in part time capacities. Dr. Kroeker is editor of Music in Christian Worship: At the Service of the Liturgy, Liturgical Press, author of The Sounds of Our Offerings: Achieving Excellence in Church Music, Alban Institute, and author of articles and essays on church music and piano performance/literature. She has taught seminary courses in church music and is a frequent speaker for professional and denominational gatherings on church music. At the Church Music Institute she oversees program development and research in addition to administrative functions, including oversight for the over 11,000 title online choral eLibrary that is searchable on 24 criteria (see and the new organ repertoire database searchable by tune.