Biography

A native of Indonesia, Dr. Kartika Putri is Worship and Music Minister at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wausau WI. She holds a BM in Organ and BA Church Music from Wartburg College, as well as a DM in Organ and Sacred Music from Indiana University. In 2009, she spent the summer in Heidelberg, Germany as a guest student at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Heidelberg, where he studied organ, improvisation, and choral conducting. Dr. Putri has been a featured artist and presenter at chapter events and regional conventions for the American Guild of Organist and Association of Lutheran Church Musician. She has also been featured as soloist in concert with the Wausau Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist, Dr. Putri has performed in the United States, Germany, France, and Indonesia. She also presents master classes, workshops, and lectures in the field of organ literature and sacred music.

In addition to her love for organ and choral music, Dr. Putri is also passionate about building community through music. This has been done through leading sing-alongs at community events, facilitating song circles, and her most recent project, U(ke) matter.

Performances

  • April 5, 2019 - Organ recital at First Presbyterian Church in Wausau, WI

  • February 9, 2019 - Explore the King of Instruments (formerly Pipe Up) at St. Mary's Oratory in Wausau, WI

  • October 28, 2018 - Spooktacular Organ Recital at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI

  • May 20, 2018 - Organ recital at First English Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI

  • March 2, 2018 - Organ recital at St. John's the Baptist Episcopal Church in Wausau, WI

  • February 25, 2018 - Passion cantata (choral directing) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI

  • February 23, 2018 - Public presentation on her dissertation "Come to us, Creative Spirit: A handbook on congregational education and outreach through music ministry" at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • August 5, 2017 - Piano recital at the Contemporary Art Museum in Wausau, WI

  • April 7, 2017 - Bach's Lunch Recital at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA

  • February 24, 2017 - Organ recital at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI

  • October 30, 2016 - Organ recital at Salem Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI

  • September 25, 2016 - Featured soloist in Wausau Symphony Orchestra Concert at First Presbyterian Church in Wausau, WI

  • April 13, 2016 - Organ recital at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, IL

  • October 2, 2015 - Organ recital at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA

  • September 2, 2015 - Organ recital at Christ Lutheran Church in Kokomo, IN

  • April 19, 2015 - Hymn Festival (organist and director) at First United Methodist Church in Martinsville, IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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