Allen Grubbs, Director of Music


  • Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance) from University of Houston, 1983

Career Overview:

  • Musical Director, Theatre Under the Stars (1983 - 1998)

  • Augustana (1987 - )

  • Choir Director, Jackson Intermediate [Pasadena]  (1998 - )

  • Music Education Degree (Pasadena ISD Alternative Certification Program) 1999

  • Sacramento Music Circus / Music Theatre Wichita,Kansas / 

         Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre /Fox Theater, Atlanta / Santa Fe Opera

Allen Grubbs is the Director of Music and Houston's only African-American Lutheran Church. (ELCA)

Moving seamlessly from Bach to gospel to Motown hits set to sacred texts, one never knows exactly what's coming next with Allen at the keyboard.

"We have a wide range of ages and musical backgrounds at Augustana. Striving to provide spiritual fulfillment through music for all of those tastes is a rewarding challenge," he says.

The opportunities to compose and arrange anthems for the choir nourish his creative and spiritual needs, and since he's been with us since 1987, he has found a home at Augustana.

His training and performance experiences allow us to have a wide variety of music and, to quote one of our members, "Allen brings soul to the service."

He enjoys working with the choir and it is a treat to hear them most every Sunday.

When you visit, you're sure to enjoy the spirit of music that is an integral part of the Augustana Experience. Come worship with us!