Linda Kachelmeier

Linda Kachelmeier (b. 1965) is a composer, conductor, and professional singer in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her music has been described as having “luscious counterpoint, deliberate dissonances, and assertive vocal interaction.” She has received grants and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the American Composers Forum, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, including two Faith Partners Residencies in Marshall, Minnesota and Menomonie Wisconsin.  Her commissions include The Rose Ensemble, Moorhead State University of Minnesota, The Rochester Aria Group, Village Church (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and Maplewood Middle School.  Her choral works have had premieres by VocalEssence, The Singers—Minnesota Choral Artists, The Mirandola Ensemble, and the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble (Madison, Wisconsin).  

 Since 1991 she has served as the music director at First Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul, Minnesota, where she directs the adult choir, bell choirs, a youth ensemble, and children’s choir.