The college’s chapel choir, Kantorei, is a mixed ensemble directed by Dr. Karen Black. The choir performs a variety of sacred music and provides leadership for campus worship. Kantorei appears at events both on and off campus, collaborates with Ritterchor and St. Elizabeth Chorale in Christmas with Wartburg, and performs annually with the Handbell Choir.

Name Hometown Major(s)
Soprano 1    
Courtney Beal Ottumwa Biology
Helen Bohnsack Iowa City Biochemistry
Megan Bywater Iowa City Music Therapy
Bailey Erickson Mason City English, Secondary Education
Grace Schuetz Bettendorf Biology
Tiffany Sherwood Kanawha Music Education (K-12)
Soprano 2    
Annika Anderson New Ulm Religion
Kiley Anderson St. Michael, Minn. Music Therapy
Megan Bywater Iowa City Music Therapy
Brooke Best Dunkerton Social Work, Spanish
Katie Buchtela Oelwein Music Education (K-12)
Chloe Fagerlind Iowa Falls Psychology
Alyssa Guse Belvidere, Ill. Social Work, Spanish
Meghan Hicks St.Stephen, Minn. Music Therapy
Lauren Holtz Algonquin, Ill. Music Therapy
Jayden Kimpel Kenosha, Wis. Journalism & Communication
Rose Larson Minneapolis, Minn. Elementary Education
Emily Reedy Minooka, Ill. Music Ed. (K-12)/Music Therapy
Allie Spredemann. Sun Prairie, Wis. Elementary Education
Olivia Szymke Manchester Biology
Zarah Van Dyk Pella Music Ed. (K-12)/Music Therapy
Alto 1    
Josie Arganbright Panora Music Therapy
Riley Doud Earlham Biology
Leia Hagerman Davenport Music Therapy
Mia Lopez Bettendorf Biology
Melissa Mziyako Mbabane, Eswatini Social Work
Ellie Nabholz Brandon Art (Studio), Religion
Ryleigh Parrack Papillion, Neb. Music Therapy
Malena Rumelhart Guthrie Center Music Education (K-12)
Allison Smith Davenport Psychology
Alena Tichy Marburg, Germany English, Secondary Education
Mackenzie West Hampshire, Ill. Music Therapy
Alto 2    
Samantha Anderson Dundee Music Ed. (K-12)/Music Therapy
Jaylyn Gibbs New Hartford Music Education (K-12)
Emma Huisman Clive Elementary Education
Angelina Jones St. Louis, Mo. Music Therapy
Hanna Langley Cedar Rapids Music Therapy
Halle Siegler Truman Minn. Psychology, Religion
Katherine Steene Springfield, Va. Elementary Education
Sam Bast Waverly Engineering (B.S.), Mathematics
Sergio Gomez Jewell Religion
Jobey Olson Pella Journalism & Communication
Jonathan Francisco Pascual Ottumwa Music Education (K-12)
Jonathan Huber Oelwein Psychology, Religion
Aidan McDermott Cedar Rapids Sociology
Matt Reis Davenport Music Education (K-12)
Asher Schneider North English Music Education (K-12)

Karen Black

Cantor and College Organist, Professor of Music, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor in Organ


Christmas with Wartburg group shot 2021
Christmas with Wartburg Photo 2020