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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
February 19, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Debbie Lou Ludolph

Dean of Chapel, Kanata Centre of Worship and Global Song (director); CAS, Vocal Techniques

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4132

Office Location: S203
Office Hours: Monday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Academic Background

As Dean of Chapel at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Debbie Lou coordinates daily worship at Keffer Chapel and designs worship services throughout the academic term. As director of the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song, she creates opportunities for public conversations about worship practice, and faith-based gatherings that partner with musicians and artists in the community. With a specific interest in the role of song in working towards the common good and building bridges between cultures, Debbie Lou teaches a course in global song and directs the WLS global song community choir Inshallah. Debbie Lou coordinates the Christian Studies and Global Song Option, which aims to equip music leaders in churches to integrate a theological, liturgical and global awareness into their musical practice.

As a voice instructor at Laurier for many years, Debbie Lou currently teaches the vocal techniques course for non-voice majors. She brings professional musical theatre and recital experience to her teaching, as well as years of private vocal work with students of all ages.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Vocal Techniques
  • Inshallah: Worship and Global Song
  • Sing Fires of Justice:Music towards the Common Good
  • Past courses: Music Skills I, II, III, IV, Vocal Studio, Vocal Pedagogy

Graduate Courses

  • Inshallah: Worship and Global Song
  • Lutheran Theology and Song (with Allen Jorgenson)
  • Contextual I & II: Worship and Spiritual Care (with Kristine Lund)