Director Dr. David Judisch

Dr. David Judisch, the director of Luren Singers since 1975, also serves as Director-in-Chief for the Norwegian Singers Association of America, a post he has held since 1984.

He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and is Professor Emeritus of Music at Luther College where he was Professor of Music, Head of Voice and Opera, and Director of the Dorian Summer Music Camps.

Dr. Judisch was recently decorated with the St. Olaf Medal by Norway’s King, His Majesty, King Harald V. Read More…

Luren is truly blessed to have a director the caliber of Dr. Judisch. His good humor and infinite patience along with his exceptional directing ability make singing with Luren a most pleasant experience.


Assistant Director Bernard Gluth

Bernard Gluth, Assistant Director of Luren since 1972, is chair of the Society’s Music Committee.  Awards include Hofland Music Scholarship, and Leader of American Secondary Education.  Mr Gluth taught instrumental music for 29 years, mostly at North Winneshiek High School where the concert bands were consistent winners of Division One ratings at State.  He is a frequent arranger of songs for Luren.

Luren members are indebted to Bernie for his tireless efforts in keeping our music organized, and after many decades of accumulation there is a lot of it!  His creative arrangements are anticipated and appreciated by the rest of the group, and there is often at least one of them on our concert program.