Artistic Director -Dr. Axel Theimer

Dr. Axel Theimer (born March 10, 1946) is a Dr. Axel Theimerconductor, composer, singer, author and professor at the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) in Minnesota. He conducts the professional a cappella choir Kantorei (Minneapolis / Saint Paul), the National Catholic Youth Choir and the Amadeus Chamber Symphony, and is currently in his 44th year as a music faculty member at CSB/SJU, where he conducts CSB/SJU Chamber Choir and the SJU Men’s Chorus. He is on the faculty and is executive director of the VoiceCare Network. He is an acknowledged expert on healthy vocal production for solo and choral singing, and the effect of conducting gesture on vocalists and instrumentalists. His choirs are known and praised for their particularly warm, natural, expressive and efficient sound.


Marion Judish, Violin, Concertmaster
Kristen Bauer, Violin
Laura Dahl, Violin
Tamara Hobbs, Violin
Laura Wolfram, Violin
Susan Dubin, Violin, Principal
Tyler Gaeth, Violin
Jeanie Schoephoerster, Violin
Rachel Tisdahl, Violin
Linda Peck, Violin
Shigeyuki Yachi, Violin
Cecilia Diffley, Viola, Principal
Aurora Adamson, Viola
Jim Johnson, Viola/Violin
Carter Scheele, Viola
Dan Larson, Viola/Violin
Bryant Julstrom, Cello, Principal
Steven Eckblad, Cello
Noelle McMilan, Cello
Fr. William Skudlarek, OSB, Cello
Patrick Dinndorf, Bass
David Lorenz, Bass


Elizabeth Eickhoff, Flute
Megan Carlone, Flute
Deirdre Harkins, Oboe
Chelsea Schwartzkopf, Oboe
Rachel Kohler, Oboe
Tom Gaetz, Clarinet
Katie Johnson, Clarinet
Maia Hamann, Bassoon
Richard Chandler, Bassoon
Richard Witteman, Trumpet
Sean Jacobson, Trumpet
Terri Deming, French horn
Louise Clinton, French horn
Brian Campbell, Trombone
Nelson Mitchell, Timpani/Percussion