ISM Advisory Board

The Institute for Sacred Music at Saint John's is led by three members of the CSB/SJU faculty:

KaslingKim Kasling is Professor of Music teaching organ and music history and serving as director of the academic program in Liturgical Music Studies. He is co-director of the Collegeville Conference on Music, Liturgy and Theology. He holds an A.Mus.D from the University of Michigan. Dr. Kasling has written many articles, made several recordings, and concertized widely with critical acclaim.  View Dr. Kasling's website.





RuffAnthony Ruff, OSB, is a monk of Saint John's Abbey. He teaches theology and liturgical music for Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary and the undergraduate Department of Theology. He is a frequent presenter on liturgical music, plays organ and directs Gregorian Chant. Fr. Anthony is founding director of the National Catholic Youth Choir.





theimerAxel Theimer teaches choral conducting, applied voice, vocal pedagogy and other related courses. He also directs the Chamber Choir and the Men's Chorus. Dr. Theimer received his D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Theimer is founder and music director of Kantorei and of Amadeus Chamber Symphony and is music director of the National Catholic Youth Choir. He is on the faculty, and is currently President and Executive Director of the VoiceCare Network. View Dr. Theimer's website.