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.”

NEW WEBSITE coming soon!
I’m hoping to launch June 1st, 2016 so stay tuned for new recordings, scores to peruse and e-commerce at this same address.
Special thanks to the MN State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative Grant for making this possible!

GALA National Convention 
July 2-6 2016 in Denver, CO.
Everyone Sang commissioned and performed by Calliope Women’s Chorus.

Come Away performed by The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists as part of their Composer’s Lab.

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


photos by J. Michael Hitzelberger