David Moklebust earned his B.M.Ed. from Wartburg College in 1979. After graduation from Wartburg, Mr. Moklebust became the first Resident in Church Music at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN, under the tutelage of Dr. John Ferguson. He received his M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota in 1984.
David has served as a full-time church musician at First Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD, St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, MN and Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN. While in the Twin Cities, David was chosen to be a special guest organist for “Lutheran Night” at the Minnesota Twins game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
David is currently the organist at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Webster City, IA and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Fort Dodge, IA. In addition to his accompanying duties, David plays alto saxophone in the Karl L. King Municipal Band in Fort Dodge, and has played organ dedication recitals for several churches throughout the upper midwest.
David and his wife, Cathy, also operate a music engraving service out of their home, working with major publishing companies and composers nationwide. They have collaborated with each other on several published arrangements for handbells, organ, brass and choir. Mr. Moklebust and his family reside in rural Eagle Grove, Iowa, on the 110+ year-old family farm. Dave’s mom forbids him to actually farm, however the neighbors occasionally allow him to ride in the combine.