1858–1931

March 27, 1858, Thomp­son­ville, Wis­con­sin.

De­cem­ber 27, 1931, Ev­an­ston, Il­li­nois.

Rose­hill Ce­me­te­ry, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

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A com­po­ser and con­duc­tor, Lut­kin stu­died mu­sic in Ber­lin (1881–83); at the Royal High School for Mu­sic un­der Au­gust Haupt (organ) and Os­car Raif (pi­a­no); at the Royal Acad­e­my of Arts un­der Wol­de­mar Bar­giel; and pi­a­no un­der Mor­itz Mosz­kow­sky in Par­is (1884).

He was or­gan­ist at the Ca­thed­ral of St. Pe­ter and St. Paul, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois (1871–81); or­gan­ist and choir mas­ter at St. Cle­ment’s, Chi­ca­go (1884–91); di­rec­tor of the The­o­re­tic­al De­part­ment, Amer­i­can Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic, Chi­ca­go (1885–91); and di­rec­tor (1891–97) and dean (1897) of the School of Music at North­west­ern Un­i­ver­si­ty, Ev­an­ston, Il­li­nois.

He re­ceived an hon­or­a­ry doc­tor of mu­sic de­gree from Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty (1900); was a found­er of the Amer­i­can Guild of Or­gan­ists and the North Shore Fes­tiv­al in Chi­ca­go; joint mu­sic­al ed­it­or of the Me­tho­dist Hym­nal; and lec­tured on church mu­sic at West­ern The­o­lo­gi­cal Ins­ti­tute, Chi­ca­go, and Gar­rett Bib­li­cal Ins­ti­tute, Ev­an­ston, Il­li­nois.

His works in­clude:

  1. Baptism
  2. Belleville
  3. Camp
  4. Caryl
  5. City Road
  6. Copenhagen
  7. Easter Joy
  8. Gleason
  9. Joshua
  10. Kolding
  11. Lanier
  12. Lord Bless You and Keep You, The
  13. Olivarius
  14. Patten
  15. Prescott
  16. Racine
  17. St. Barbara
  18. Theodore
  19. Transfiguration
  20. Upham