Music Teachers


Br. James Drangsholt, OSF; Ph.D.

Grades Preschool – 2nd Music; Choir

Email: jdrangsholt@gmail.com

img042 I am presently the Director of Music & Liturgy for the Saint Ferdinand parish. A Religious Brother of the Franciscan order, I have taught for almost 40 years High School and College level, & former principal. I completed professional education training at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, DePaul University,St. Mary’s Seminary, Franklin University.I am a member of A.S.C.A.P (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) A.G.O. (American Guild of Organist).




Ms. Margaret Brumann

Grades 3-8 Music

Email: mbrumann@saintferdinand.org

 I graduated from Elmhurst College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, and am a licensed Music Teacher for grades K-12 in Illinois.  I have been involved in St. Ferdinand Parish for most of my life, and am an alum of St. Ferdinand School.  I grew up in St. Ferdinand Parish, and previously played clarinet with the Contemporary Choir at Sunday Chapel Masses for many years.  I am excited to be teaching music this year at St. Ferdinand School, and hope to teach a variety of topics in order to deepen student’s knowledge and appreciation of music.    When I am not in the classroom, I serve the school as the school secretary.  Although this is my 1st full year in the music classroom here, this is my 4th year in the office.