Pete Prochnow

Peter Prochnow

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Department

Office: Music Center 103
Office phone: 402-643-7385


Peter Prochnow received a Bachelor of Arts in music from Concordia College (Neb.) and a Master's in Music Education from Florida State University. Before returning to Concordia, Prochnow was the minister of music outreach at Zion Lutheran Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., and taught part-time at Concordia University Ann Arbor. Before teaching in Michigan he worked in Orlando, Fla., at Trinity Lutheran Church as the director of their jazz service. He worked for Orange County Public School in Florida in the alternative education department as a teacher and music therapist, working with students with unique needs and going through some tough challenges. While there he received an excellence in teaching award from the Orange County Commissioner. He is the founder and director of Lutheran Music Missions, a not-for-profit organization providing resources for worship.

Prochnow received a Grammy nomination for the album "Jazz for Christmas" in 1994 with Cexton records. He also arranged and composed music for the Blair Underwood produced documentary "Sister I'm Sorry" featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, played regularly at Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., and performed with the Disney Executive Band. He and his wife Beth have one daughter, Natalie.


M.M.E., Florida State University
B.A., Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska

Courses taught

Elements of Music in a digital age, Contemporary Church Music Administration, Hymn Adaptations, Media in Contemporary Worship, History of Rock, Jazz an American Experience, University Praise Band, Songwriting for Contemporary Worship, and Jazz/Rock Piano