James Kasen
& Choral Artists of Southern Nevada: June 15, 2018


James C. (Jim) Kasen earned a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from Brigham Young University. Throughout his life, Jim has held a deep and abiding love for church music. He began piano studies at the age of eight working with Lois Olsen, Shirley Rollins, and Barbara Lee. At the age of 16, he began organ studies with Ethelyn Peterson and continued working with her until leaving at age 19 for the Philippines where he served a mission for the LDS Church. Upon returning home, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance and a double major in Interpersonal Communications from Brigham Young University.

In 1988, he completed a Master's in Social Work (clinical) degree from the University of Utah. After working for a few years, he felt his formal music education was not complete and decided to return to Brigham Young University part-time to earn a Master's in Music degree in Choral Conducting, which he completed in 1999.

His mentors have included Dr. Mack Wilberg, Dr. Ronald Staheli, Dr. John Longhurst, and many other accomplished musicians. He has served as a guest organist on Temple Square. He was one of the founders and conductors of the LDS Missionary Training Center Choir, and has been the assistant director of both the BYU Men's Chorus and the BYU Oratorio Choir.

He has been involved in teaching and training church musicians and has directed choruses for various worship services including general conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Kasen has served as a member of the LDS Church Music Committee and as singer with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1990 to 1995. He has published 40 choral arrangements and in 2016 completed a seventh volume of organ works.


Marsha Borovicka, as founder and conductor, brings four decades of experience in choral music education including 34 years with the Clark County School District.

Since retiring she has served as Music Consultant for CCSD and presently is Area Coordinator of Student Teachers for BYU­ Idaho.

Choral Artists of Southern Nevada was created in 2009. They have enjoyed a marvelous journey of beautiful choral music presentations, performing two seasons per year in Southern Nevada and Utah, and a 2017 performance in the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Singers come from all walks of professional life and bring a marvelous season of experience to our rehearsal efforts. Singers interested in auditioning, call 702-327-5755 or visit their web site, CLICK HERE.


AII Creatures of Our God and King" Lasst uns Erfreuen”: arr. Mack Wilberg (b.1955)
Choral Artists of Southern Nevada and Audience

Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565": Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Meditation, Opus 37, No. 7: Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" Lobe den Herren: arr. Jim Kasen (b. 1956)
World Premiere Performance. Composed for the 50th Anniversary of the SNCAGO

"It is Well with My Soul" Ville du Havre Daniel, Servant of the Lord: Undine Moore (1904-1989) arr. Mack Wilberg

"Come Thou Fount" (Nettleton): arr. Mack Wilberg
Choral Artists of Southern Nevada

Gabriel's Oboe (1986): Ennio Morricone (b. 1928)

Trumpet Tune in A-flat Major: Jim Kasen

"Come, 0 Thou King of Kings": arr.Jim Kasen
Jim Kasen & Steven Wright, organists

"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (Beecher): arr.Jim Kasen
Choral Artists of Southern Nevada and Audience