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Kathryn Rolf,

Special Appointment Assistant Professor

Kathryn Rolf,


Office Location
  • Center for the Arts 210

Dr. Kathryn Rolf is a conductor, educator, and church musician based in Fargo, ND. She serves on the faculty of Valley City State University as Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor. Her work at VCSU includes directing Concert Choir and University Singers and teaching courses in conducting and aural skills.

Dr. Rolf is the founding conductor and artistic director of the Fargo-Moorhead Bach Choir, which began in 2020. The mission of the choir is to bring J. S. Bach’s music and the message it artfully communicates to the F-M area. Dr. Rolf is the Director of Parish Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church where she directs the choir, plays organ, and coordinates solos and ensembles.

Prior to her appointment at VCSU, Dr. Rolf served as adjunct faculty at North Dakota State University, where she also received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Choral Conducting.

At NDSU she studied with Jo Ann Miller and Michael Weber. Dr. Rolf graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music with concentrations in Choral Conducting and Organ.

While at Concordia, she studied conducting with David Mennicke and received the Pro Artibus Award in Music. At Bethel University in St. Paul, she completed a graduate-level Certificate in Applied Ethnomusicology.