Linda kachelmeier, Composer


Music is and has always been an organic part of my identity, and I have found that creating music is a natural and necessary extension of that. I work primarily with our first and most versatile instrument: the voice. My artistic philosophy is rooted in the melding of text and music, articulation and expression. The words must express the music and the music must in turn express the words in order for it to be complete. My unique gifts of being a professional singer, instrumentalist, conductor, and an amateur poet intertwine in my compositions. I challenge myself to be open to the music that comes to me without judging or editing it right away. I find that the result stays closer to the core of my creative voice and shapes my evolving style. Last, and perhaps most important, . . .


“. . . luscious counterpoint, deliberate dissonances, and assertive vocal interaction.”

ACDA-MN Summer Dialog
Moorhead, Minnesota
Self-Published Reading Session
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:00 am

SSA and piano commissioned by
Treble Festival hosted by
Champlin Park High School
Margaret Sabin and 
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, conductors.
Premiere:  March 25, 2015

Schubert Club 
Courtroom Concert
Room 317, Landmark Center, featuring the music of Linda Kachelmeier 
performed by LUMINA
Thursday, March 5, 2015 noon

One World
SATB, piano and percussion
Honor Choir
Kearney, Nebraska
directed by David Bauer
January 26, 2015, 6:00pm

I want to write music that people will enjoy singing and an audience will be moved hearing.


photos by J. Michael Hitzelberger