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Cortlandt Bender

Location: California, USA
Cortlandt  Bender
 Cortlandt Bender, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and has degrees in Music with emphasis in Voice and Conducting from Tarkio College in Missouri and California Institute of the Arts. He has done postgraduate work at Westminster Choir College, Fuller Seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, The Aspen Institute and the Institute for Worship Studies, Florida Campus. He studied and taught at UCLA for 7 years. He has worked as a conductor, singer, actor, composer, producer,  stage director and teacher. Cort has been a church musician for 40+ years and has been working as a consultant in the use of arts in worship, media,  and pre-architectural design for over 30 years. Through the Schuyler Institute for Worship and the Arts and Cortlandt S. Bender and Associates, he has worked with theologians, seminaries, and ruling bodies in the design of worship services for all occasions. He has worked with the Graduate Theological Union, Hebrew Union College, Princeton Seminary, The Earl Lectures, numerous churches of many different denominations, and has designed worship for the National Association of Church Musicians several times. His visual art design has been featured in Modern Liturgy Magazine and Creator Magazine. Cort has been conducting the annual Spring Musicals at The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale, CA for the past 9 years. He is a member of SAG, AEA, and NAAL. He and his wife, Annette have been married for 47 years and have two daughters and one grandson. Cort is Associate Director of Music/Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, California 



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