Music Department award
November 13, 2012 — Alumni News
Kirsten and Karsten Lundring were passionately involved in music while pursuing other academic majors at California Lutheran College. Both were active members of the Concert Choir under the direction of founding CLC music faculty member Robert Zimmerman and continued to sing with “Dr. Z” in a CLU alumni ensemble called The Californians.
Karsten was one of the original members of the Kingsmen Quartet, a men’s a cappella quartet that continues to perform together today. Kirsten accompanied children’s choirs for many years and was pianist for the Thousand Oaks Rotary club for more than 25 years. She also sang in a small group of six women called The Ensemble. They continue to perform annual Memorial Day concerts with The Sherwood Singers, conducted by CLU music professor emeritus Elmer Ramsey, and are members of the Chancel Choir at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks.
Both Kirsten and Karsten have been exemplary supporters of CLU’s Music Department, attending almost every concert during the last several decades, hosting events in their home and making significant financial contributions to the department, including the Lundring Family Music Scholarship.