Clerestory Notes… A Ministry of Dr. Ellen Koehler

inside-sacre-coeur2Clerestory Notes features original musical and textual resources and reflections for worship planners, liturgists, and individuals. It’s also a gathering space for anyone interested in these things and in contemplating the intersections of worship, liturgy, faith, and culture.

Clerestory Notes provides
– Music (song, text and musical notation) in a variety of arrangements for any setting or venue
– Liturgy following the Christian year and based on the Revised Common Lectionary
– Folios and collections of liturgies and music
– Teaching and mentoring about worship and its unfolding through liturgy and music
– Consulting and worship workshops

A ministry of Dr. Ellen Koehler, Clerestory Notes is your online source for music, commentary, and liturgies based on the Christian Year and the Revised Common Lectionary. Find insights on being a pastoral musician, liturgy collections with associated music, special worship service “Plug-n-Play” bundles, and more.

We invite you to explore the various sections of our website, and to check back often. We are constantly adding new resources, reflections, and music.

About Ellen:

EllenHeadShot2AdjustEllen Koehler has been director of music and liturgy at Epiclesis: An Ancient-Future Faith Community in Sacramento, California since that church’s first meetings in 2009. She holds a Ph.D. in Intellectual and Cultural History from the University of California, Davis, with specialties in religious history and nineteenth-century France. She has received Mellon and Fulbright foundation fellowships, and has held lectureships at UCD and UCLA.

Ellen studied musicology and piano performance at Oregon State University before moving to the Sacramento area. As a life-long church musician, she has served as sanctuary pianist, organist, worship team keyboardist, and choral accompanist, in divers styles from classic and traditional to contemporary. She has also played in chamber music and orchestral settings, and worked in instrumental and choral composition and arranging.

She and her husband, Loren, enjoy travel, hiking and photography. They are blessed with three grown children and six grandchildren.

How to contact us
If you would like further information regrading Clerestory notes or would like to contact Dr. Ellen Koehler, you may reach us at: