Rev. Charles Jurgensmeier, S.J., D.M.A.
|Title:||Director of Music/Associate Professor|
D.M.A., Church Music (Choral Conducting), University of Southern California
S.T.L., Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA
M.Div., Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA
B. A., Loyola Marymount University
Fr. Jurgensmeier is currently Director of Music and Associate Professor of Music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago. Previous to his coming to Loyola University, he was on the faculty in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Creighton University in Omaha.
For several years he performed with Opera Omaha and the Omaha Symphonic Chorus, as singer, soloist and conductor. He has given solo recitals in Holland, Italy, and Germany, as well as in Omaha NE, Cambridge MA, Los Angeles and San Francisco CA. He has worked as a church musician and choral director while pursuing his theological studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and later at Loyola Marymount University during his doctoral studies. He continues to be active as a church musician as well as devoting his time and talents in the performance of Early Music, focusing on the choral music of J. S. Bach, Johann Valentin Rathgeber, O.S.B., and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
He is also active as a scholar, writing on Franz Schubert’s only psalm setting in Hebrew, Psalm 92, Tov lehodos, and on the Magnificat settings of the eighteenth-century German composer, J. V. Rathgeber. He has presented papers in the United States and in Germany.