Ms. Rachelle Kramer

Assistant Director, Liturgy & Music - Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

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Phone: (513) 745-3587


  • Bachelor of Arts: Liturgical Music, Catholic Studies
  • Master of Music: Choral Conducting Performance
  • Master of Arts: Theology, Liturgy Concentration



  • A Willingness to Transform and Be Transformed (The Liturgical Singer)
  • Polarized Youth? Millennials, Chant, and the New Roman Missal (Pastoral Music Magazine)
  • Filling the Spiritual Void: Liturgical Prayer that Nourishes Catholic Millennials (Obsculta)
  • The NPM Youth Challenge (Pastoral Music Magazine)

Awards, Honors, & Certifications:

  • Academic, Music, and Leadership Scholarships, University of St. Thomas
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Faith and Common Good Scholarship, St. John's University
  • National Pastoral Musicians Academic Scholships

First Year at Xavier University:



Liturgical Music, Liturgy, Choral Conducting, Spirituality/Religiosity of Young Adults, Accompanying, Cantoring

Professional Interests:

Liturgical Music, Liturgy, Choral Conducting, Spirituality/Religiosity of Young Adults


Rachelle Kramer is the Assistant Director for Liturgy and Music at the Center for Faith and Justice.  She is currently completing a master of arts degree in theology with a concentration in liturgy from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and plans to graduate this fall.  Prior to coming to the university, Rachelle served as the Director of Music in Campus Ministry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for nine years.  She holds a masters degree in Choral Conducting Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well as a bachelors degree in Liturgical Music and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Rachelle chairs the Steering Committee for Youth for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) in addition to serving on the NPM Council.  She is a regular workshop presenter for NPM's annual conventions on topics relating to youth and young adults and has published articles and choral reviews for Pastoral Music Magazine, The Liturgical Singer, and Obsculta.  Rachelle is excited to be serving again in a university setting and thrilled to be working with students and the liturgical life at Xavier. 


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