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Hitzhusen currently works as the Music Director for First Worship at the Wellesley Village Congregational Church. First Worship is an intergenerational service that takes place on Sundays at 9 am. Hitzhusen believes very strongly in the importance of participatory worship. She is available for consultations with other congregations on implementing new songs/responses into worship or on re-inventing traditional music.

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As a prolific composer, Hitzhusen writes in classical, pop, and folk styles. She is especially interested in writing short responses, rounds, and chants that can be easily learned by a group or congregation. She is always available for commissioned work.


Hitzhusen has been contracted repeatedly to lead music for spiritual retreats, sometimes composing music specifically for these events. She often becomes part of the planning process for the entire retreat, contributing to the format and the rituals that tie everything together.