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The Office for Divine Worship provides this list as a service and resource for liturgical ministers.  Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Office for Divine Worship.
 
For more information, or to be added to this list, please contact Wendy Silhavy at wsilhavy@archchicago.org

 

    

Sigrid Alexandersen

100 W Chestnut St #604
Chicago, IL 60610

312-213-2530
sigridalexandersen@sbcglobal.net
  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weekdays, weddings
  • Cantor (trad, cont, children's, youth, funeral)
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, S, SW, W: Suburbs: N

Mick Archer

mickarcher3@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, weddings, funerals, Masses on non- Sunday feast days. Greater availability after Christmas, please inquire.
  • pianist, singer, guitarist, bassist and drummer (not an organist).
  • classically trained, fluent in many styles with special proficiency in jazz and improvisation.
  • Currently working on a master's degree in  liturgical music at St. Joseph College.
  • No location preference.

Mary Clare Barker

2842 W. Estes
Chicago, IL 60645-2904

Cell: 773-454-8848 (preferred)
Home: 773-764-3608
mcbcat@sbcglobal.net

 • Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, weddings, funerals (weekdays-Saturdays)

• Pianist / Accompanist

• English, Spanish

• Excellent sight reader; can play traditional or jazz styles; can sing alto; can transpose on sight one step up or down

• City – Downtown, North, Northwest, Southeast; Suburban – North, Northwest

• Bachelor of Music – Western Michigan University (’75); Master of Music – Northwestern University (‘84)

• 28 Years of experience in Music / Music Ministry

Phil Barrile

 

1958 N. Oak Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60707

 

773-412-1669

phil@edenmusicgroup.com

  • available Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays
  • Masses, funerals, weddings, special masses, etc
  • GUITARIST/accompanist : nylon/steel string acoustic, electric
  • to accompany singers or perform in your ensembles
  • can also provide duet, trio or larger
  • assortment of sound gear
  • professional studio guitarist (all styles of music), band leader, guitar coach
  • any location

 

Ellen Bartolozzi

 Forest Park, IL
 773-745-9100

ellenbartolozzi@hotmail.com

 

  • Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad, contemp, children's, youth, funeral), cantor, pianist, accompanist

  • city: NW; suburbs: N, NW

  • available Saturdays and Sundays

Jordan Becker


Cell: (773) 627-1528
 

jordybaby2002@yahoo.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • vocalist, cantor (bass), Spanish, Hebrew, French, Italian, perfect pitch, excellent sight-reader

  • city: downtown, N, NW; suburbs: N, NW, W

 

 

John Berardi

 8919 Meadowlark Dr.
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Cell: 708/828-2138

berardijohn@hotmail.com

  • Sundays (PM only), Saturdays, weekdays, funerals
  • choir dir (trad, funeral), cantor, organist, pianist, accompanist, Spanish, Polish, Italian
  • no location preference

 

 

Andrew Blendermann
 
1112 E. Alder Ln.
Mount Prospect, IL  60056

Cell: 847-809-0808
Email: Andrew@blenderful.com

Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals (weekdays and Saturdays), Weekdays, Weddings

Available for the Following:

Choir Director (traditional, contemporary, children’s, youth, funeral); Organist, Pianist

Language Facility: English

Location Preference: None

Education / Training:

Music Performance degree (piano/organ) from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

Specialized Training:

Music directing choirs and a cappella groups, arranging, conducting

Number of Years of Music / Music Ministry Experience: 25

Joseph Burgio
 
2336 E. 70th Place, Apt. 1
Chicago, IL 60649
(h) 773.947.2155 (w) 312.294.3218 (c) 312.607.2729
 
 
 

Former Music Director, St. Bernardine, Forest Park (over 9 years)

available Saturdays & Sundays, funerals.
Organist, Choir Director, Handbell Director, Cantor.
 
Not totally bilingual, but comfortable in Spanish or Italian.

Gerald Chalupka

1723 W. Albion Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

773/761-8169

chalupka@comcast.net

 

  • weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • cantor, organist, pianist, accompanist
  • city: downtown, N, NW; suburbs: N, NW 

Gerald Cigler

424 Butternut Ave.
Wood Dale, IL 60191

630-860-0125

Cell: 630/220-0174

cccigler@att.net

 

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad, contemp, children's, youth, funeral), organist

  • city: SW, W; suburbs: NW, SW, W

Mrs. Kathleen W. Cizewski  
MM, NCTM, NPM
Pianist, Organist, Instructor, Author, Arranger,
     Church Musician
NGPT, ACM, MTNA,NWSMTA 
 
kfc860@hotmail.com      
  •  Former Church Music Director, St. Joseph, Round Lake
  • Master's and Bachelor's Degree (cum laude) Piano, Organ Performance
  • Currently serving several churches upon recommendations/ referrals in Lake County and northern Cook County
  • College music instructor, National Affiliations and Certification
  • Founder of Kathi's Musicians' Center School of Music, Grayslake, IL.
  • Author of  'Cizewski's  Spotlights Vol. 1 and Vol 2, books of Cizewski's advanced piano arrangements
  • Available upon request

Lawrence W. Conklin

 6180 Knoll Lane Ct. #104
Willowbrook. IL 60527

cell # 630-418-5049  (11-8PM)
Home # 630-789-3446  (8 Am-11Am)

l_con29@yahoo.com

  • Play for mass guitar/vocals, Tenor.
  • Possible singing in Spanish with practice.
  •  Available Sundays late mornings, possibly Saturday night @4:30 or 5:00 mass and/or Sunday night masses depending on availability.
  • Downtown city and west and SW suburbs.

Dennis Costanzo

3243 W. Sunnyside Ave. #3W
Chicago, IL 60625

773/960-4407 

djpcostanzo@gmail.com

  • please call for availability
  • organ, piano, accompanist, vocal, choral and instrumental cond, German, Spanish, Polish, Latin, music teacher (Il state certified), high school, elementary liturgical planning
  • no location preference
Dr. Claudia Dado, MAL
 
925 South Delphia Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
 
 
  • Cantor/Liturgist/Liturgy Consultant
  • Education: Master of Arts in Liturgy--The Liturgical Institute at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, magna cum laude; Chicago Catholic Scripture School--4-year certificate
  •  Cantor--Funerals, Weddings, Sundays
  • Liturgy planning and training, leader of prayer-Liturgy of the Hours
  •  NW and W suburbs

Mary Prete Dalbis

Oak Park, Il

Cell 312-330-0001

Home 708-383-8297

Email: maryprete@aol.com        

 

 

  • Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, weddings, funerals (weekdays-Saturdays)
  • Pianist / Organist/ Accompanist
  • English, Spanish. Latin, French, Italian
  • Comfortable with leading choirs, and assisting and training cantors.
  • Soprano but can easily assist with alto parts.
  • Am able to substitute for an entire weekend, I have no standing commitments.
  • Previous Music Director of Old St Patrick’s, St Mary’s Riverside.
  • 30 Years of experience in Music / Music Ministry

Jennifer Dale

1617 W. Carmen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

312/350-9726

jld380@aol.com

  • available Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, weddings

  • music dir, choir dir (children's youth, trad, contemp)

  • pianist, organist, vocalist, accompanist

  • city: no location preference; suburbs: N, NW

Katie Davis

 

610.547.0925

katiedavis0917@gmail.com   

  • Cantor and soloist (mezzo soprano)
  • Extensive choral experience
  • Sundays, Saturdays, weeknights; please contact for availability.
  • Weddings, funerals, Sundays, Holy Days, Sacraments, etc.
  • Bachelor of Music, Musical Theatre (magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America); Master of Divinity (Loyola University Chicago)
  • High school campus minister; liturgical planning and coordination
  • 20+ years of experience in music/music ministry

Miguel de León

736 S. Euclid
Oak Park, IL 60304

Day: 708/445-7110

Cell: 312/859-9896
migsmuse@hotmail.com

  • Sundays after 12:30 PM, Saturdays fuerals, weddings, quinceañeras

  • cantor, organist, pianist, vocal, Spanish

  • city: no location preference; suburbs: S, W

Carl DeSanti
2247 S. 2nd Avenue
North Riverside, IL  60546
Phone:  708-447-5495

E-Mail:  chamrox@yahoo.com
Web:  www.kennedandcarlmusic.com

Reference:  Nancy Schoenberg, Music Director, Our Lady of the Woods, Orland Park, IL  -- highsop@hotmail.com
 


• Organist, pianist, cantor

• Availability – Weekdays and evenings, Saturdays, Sundays P.M. only

• Masses, funerals, weddings, graduations, First Communion, Confirmation, special masses for high holy days/feasts

• Excellent sight reading skills, hymn playing/improvisation, can play in a variety of styles including pop & jazz (both organ and piano), choral conducting, accompanying for soloists & vocal groups

• Vocal coach

• Specializing in performances for concerts/fundraisers – sacred, inspirational, Broadway, pop/standards

• Recording artist

• Education – B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

• Language Facility – Spanish, Italian, Latin, German

• Years of Experience in Music Ministry – 20

• Location Preference – Chicago downtown, N, NW, S, SW, W & Suburbs
 

Thomas Dolan

10332 Parkside Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

708-952-0789 (h)

630-235-1534 (c)

tdolan999@peoplepc.com

 

  • Cantor & soloist (baritone)

  • 12 years experience with Catholic Archdiocese parish & other church work

  • Masses &  other religious services, funerals, weddings

  • Excellent sight-reader, quick study

  • Experienced professional singer

  • Choir section leader (bass/baritone)

 

Raul Duque

5517 W 81st Pl
Burbank IL 60459

Home: 708-346-9750
Cell: 708-769-2281

rdorganist@sbcglobal.net

  • Organist/Singer
  • Saturday mornings, Sundays after 3pm; weekdays, weddings, funerals, quinceneras
  • English, Polish, Spanish, Latin, Slovak, Lithuanian
  • Location: Chicago and Southwest Suburbs

Philip Feo

1269 Thorndale Ln.
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

Day, Fax: 847/550-8100

Eve: 847/550-8103

royaltrpt@aol.com

 

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • music dir, instrumentalist (brass: trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn), music contractor, composer, arranger, orchestrator
  • no location preference
Caroline Foreman
Palos Park, IL
PART TIME
  • Instrumentalist - Flute
  • Available for Saturdays, Sundays, weddings, and funerals
  • Most comfortable in Catholic liturgy
  • No location preference
Alex Fries
Wood Dale, IL
  • Available for weekday and Saturday masses & funerals (no weddings please)
  • music & choir director, cantor, pianist, organist (sing & play)
  • IL K-12 Cert. Music Teacher
  • Director of Music @ St. Helen's Catholic Church, Ukrainian Village
  • City: N, NW, W, Downtown; Suburbs: N, NW, W

Jillann Gabrielle
1958 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

708/829-5050

Fax: 773/237-0299

jill@jillanngabrielle.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • choir dir (contemp, youth), cantor, pianist, accompanist, guitarist, instrumentalist (pop piano; guitar), Spanish, Italian, French, German, lead congregational singing from piano or guitar; direct pop group from piano
    • no location preference 

 

 

Mei Mei Gaetz
 
Wilmette, IL

FULL or PART TIME

  • vocal soloist/cantor/guest soloist/soprano section leader
  • classical training in Bel Canto singing methods
  • weekdays evenings, weekends, weddings, Holy Days, special liturgies
  • proficient in of Catholic liturgy and repertoire as well as classical sacred music
  • vocal proficiency in English, Latin, Italian, French, German and Chinese
  • ability to help individuals/families select appropriate repertoire
  • enthusiastic in making beautiful music for communities of faith
  • location preference: Chicago and north suburbs

Luis A. Galvez

8733 N. St. Louis Ave.
Skokie, IL60076

H: 847-673-0724
Cell: 847-209-2588
Luisgalvez@aol.com

  • Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad, contemp, children's, youth, funeral), cantor, organist, pianist, accompanist, Spanish, personable, easy to work with
  • no location preference

Richard Gersten
4528 N. Narragansett Ave.
Harwood Heights, IL 60706-7303

H: 708/786-8630

Cell: 773/405-0205
atenorsart@sbcglobal.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings, special masses

  • music dir, choir dir (trad., funeral), cantor, organist, pianist, Italian, German, Latin, French

  • no location preference

 

Mary Gifford

80 N. Malden
La Grange, Illinois 60525

708/267-6485
giffitz@att.net

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Funerals, and Weddings
  • music dir/choir dir (trad., contemp., children’s, youth, funeral), cantor, cantor trainer, organist, pianist, vocal soloist
  • organ, piano, vocal, choral cond, handbell cond, instruction, composition, arranging, Sibelius software, MIDI, electronic
  • Languages spoken: Spanish; can sing Latin, Polish, German and Italian
  • no location preference

Kathy Hahn
7833 W. 123rd Place
Palos Park, IL 60464

708/243-2268

khahnflute@aol.com

  • Flutist, vocalist
  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • cantor, flute, Irish whistle, recorder
  • no location preference

Pamela Harmon

809 Eaton Ln.
Lake Villa, IL 60046

847/922-2165 (day/cell);

847/356-0783 (eve.); mamaslove@mac.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • choir dir (children’s), cantor, vocal, pianist, accompanist

  • city: N; suburbs: N, NW

Matthew Herek

Chicago, Illinois

773/505-1142

mherek@gmail.com

  • Available Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, funerals

  • music dir, choir dir (trad, contemp, funeral), cantor, pianist

  • city: N, NW, S, SW, W; suburbs: N, NW, SW, W

John S. Hill
8227 Mango Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Home  847-965-6695

Mobile  847-774-8293

hilljohn2003@earthlink.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekday evenings, funerals (no weddings)

  • music dir, organist, handbells

  • city: downtown, N, NW; suburbs: N, NW

Ryan Hobbs
90 N Parkside Ave
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

630/715-2720

ryan.hobbs1@gmail.com

 

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, weddings, funerals

  • professional trumpet player

  • city: dowtown, N, NW, S, SW, W, SE; suburban: N, NW, S, SW, W, SE

Alan Hommerding

773-836-8691

a.j.hommerding@gmail.com

• Saturday and Sunday evenings, Saturday Funerals and Weddings

• organist, pianist, choir and/or music ensemble director

• City and suburbs (30 mi. radius from 60707)

Walt Horn

6635 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
 
773-761-2364 (preferred)
walthorn@ameritech.net

 

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • Organist, pianist, cantor, conductor, educator (choral & handbell, all ages)
  • Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal; traditional, contemporary, chant; Latin, German
  • City: N, NW; Suburbs: N, NW
Billie Howard
 

 

 

  • Availability: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
  • Available for the following: Piano, Violin, string trios and quartets, choir and vocal accompanying
  • Language Facility: English
  • Location Preference: CITY – Downtown, North, Northwest, West; SUBURBAN – North, Northwest, West
  • Education: M.M Northwestern University - Piano Performance, B. A. Montana State University Piano and Violin Performance
  • Years of Experience in church music: 15
  • References upon request

Paul Hyski

248 495 7871

 

  • pianist, organist
  • availability- weekday evenings, Saturdays - (funerals, weddings) and Sundays.
  • mass settings in jazz style- Polish, English and Latin
  • over 20 years in Music Ministry
  • no location preference
  • audio/video recordings are available on youtube under my full name.

Renee Wilson Jirousek

1819 W. 107th Place
Chicago, Il 60643

(773) 881-0706
Renee@Harp123.com

www.Harp123.com

  • Harpist (soloist or accompanist)
  • Funerals, weddings, special events
  • Saturday, Sunday, Weekdays
  • No location preference

Karin Jurek
200 Margraf Ct.
Dyer, IN 46311

home: 219.864.8242

cell/text: 219.218.6259

email: rjurek@ameritech.net

  • funerals (weekdays-Saturdays), weekday services, weddings
  • organist, pianist/accompanist, guitarist, , vocalist,
  • English, Spanish, German
  • suburbs: S, SW, SE, NW Indiana

Keith Kalemba
1040 S. East Ave.
Oak Park, IL


708 660-0975
kskalemba@att.net

  • Saturdays; Sundays (PM only)
  • Pianist; some organ; guitar; handpercussion (djembe)
  • Music director (traditional, contemporary choirs)
  • No preference

Thaddeus A. ‘Ted’ Kawa
363 Larch Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2313

Cell: 630/888-6149
Home:  (630) 832-5266
Work: 847/437-6208
Work Fax: 847/437-2520

thaddeus.kawa@gmail.com

tedkawa@stceciliamtprospect.org

  • Weekends and Holy Days, Funerals, Weddings

  • Music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad., contemp., children’s, funeral), cantor, organist, pianist, Spanish, Polish, German, Italian, Latin, some Latvian

  • No location preference  

Anthony Kawalkowski
5833 N. Linder Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646-6532

Phone & Fax: 773/775-1233

Cell: 773/844-5685

a.kawalkowski@comcast.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weekdays, weddings

  • instrumentalist: violin, conducting, 42 years of experience

  • no location preference

Kelly Keegan

3730 N. Sheffield, Apt 2R
Chicago, IL 60613

646-785-6969
SunshowerQ@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals - some weekdays, weddings
  • Cantor
  • English
  • CITY – Downtown, North, Northwest, South, Southwest, West, Southeast

Laura Kempa

Chicago, IL

Cell: 248/766-1520

laura.c.kempa@gmail.com

  • available for funerals, weddings, weekdays, Sunday PM

  • organist, pianist, cantor, choral conductor (children, adult, funeral, variety of music styles)

  • knowledge of Spanish, Latin, Italian, German (and IPA)

  • no location preference

Peter Knippel
 
CHICAGO, IL
  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals special occasions
  • Organist, pianist, congregational accompaniment, English, Polish
  • Pastoral musician @ Felician Sisters Convent
  • City: north, northwest

 

Rachelle Kramer

rmkramer79@gmail.com
414.708.0089
5480 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

  • Weekends, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • BA (piano); MM Choral Conducting; MA Theology (liturgy)
  • Pianist, organist (basic), cantor, conductor (all genres & ages), liturgist

  • Exp. Spanish language liturgies
Vicki Krstansky

6630 S Brainard Ave #208
Countryside IL 60525

(708) 354-3246
(708) 218-2665 cell
vkrstansky@juno.com

Reference: Jonell Stetz, Coordinator of Music Ministries at St. Alexander Church jmstetz61@yahoo.com

Availability: Weddings, 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of month. Call for Sunday availability.

Available for the Following: Organist, Pianist, Cantor (Mezzo/Alto range), Choir director from keyboard

Language Facility: English, some Spanish

Location Preference: None

Education / Training: BA in Music from Clarke University; NPM Basic Organ certification; organ study at Concordia University.

Number of Years of Music / Music Ministry Experience: 25

Karen Krueger
1405 W. Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

630/759-6290

tkkrueger@netzero.net

  • Sundays (PM only), Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • music dir, choir dir (trad, contemp, children’s, youth, funeral), cantor, organist, pianist, accompanist
  • no location preference
 

Tom Krueger
1405 W. Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

630/759-6290

tkkrueger@netzero.net

  • Saturdays
  • guitar, bass
  • no location preference

Steve Lisowski

205 N. Greenwood
Park Ridge, IL 60068

773/744-6566
selisowski@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings, special liturgies
  • music dir, liturgy dir, organist, pianist, vocalist, composition and arranging, Spanish
  • no location preference

Linda K. Maffiola

LaGrange, IL   60525

847 302 6527 call or text

maffpiat@hotmail.com

  • weekdays, weddings, funerals, Quiciniera

  • proficient on piano, organ and cantor in English, Italian, Spanish.

  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coordinator, choir dir (trad, funeral), organist, pianist, accompanist,  cantor (alto), hand bell director

  • no location preference

 

Augustine Mallak
5601 College Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532

630/829-9237

akmallak@mac.com

  • Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings
  • cantor, organist, pianist, accompanist, conducting & performing,  Latin, Gregorian chant, English chant
  • no location preference

David M. Mancini-Conway

Naperville, IL

Cell: 312/914-2255
david.mancini.conway@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, funerals, weddings

  • cantor, organist, pianist, accompanist,

  • English, Latin, Italian,

  • choir direction, handbells, Finale notation software, administration

  • no location preference               

Thomas Martin
 
1470 N Picadilly Circle, Mount Prospect, Il, 60056
  • Instrumentalist: trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Tenor vocalist, arranger, composer
  • Familiarity with Sibelius music notation software
  • Five years of Church Music experience
  • Available: Sundays, Saturdays, Weddings, and Funerals
  • Location: Chicago, North Shore, and the Northwest Suburbs
  • Education: University of Southern California, Bachelors in Trumpet Performance (2012-2013)Northwestern, Bachelors in Music Theory (2013-2016)
  • English, Spanish

Lisa Maurizi
9242 S. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60643

773/238-6074

lisamaurizi@yahoo.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, cantor, studied French, German, Italian, Spanish

  • city: SW; suburbs: SW

Sheila McAndrews
4054 S. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60632

773/247-1289

sheilamaureen@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, choir dir (trad, contemp, children’s, youth, funeral), organist, cantor trainer, pianist, accompanist

  • no location preference

Donald J. Mead

1216 East Woodford Place
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-373-7247
cellorgan1216@gmail.com
 

  • Sundays, Saturdays PM, funerals (any day), weddings
  • Music Director; Liturgist/Liturgy Coordinator; Choir Director (traditional, contemporary, Children’s, Youth, Resurrection); Organist; Pianist / Accompanis, CelloBachelor’s and Master’s in Music Performace on Cello; Extensive Organ Study
  
Richard Medici
3600 N. Halsted St. Apt 411
Chicago, IL 60613
773.856.3119

bbbtm60613@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals,  weddings

  • music dir, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad, contemp, children's, youth, funeral), organist, pianist, accompanist, piano instructor, composition, arranging

  • city: downtown, N, NW, S; suburbs: N

Michael E. Mittleman

3918 Southampton
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Daytime and cell phone: 574-612-2711
Evening phone: 574-255-1757

Email: Mikemusic00@yahoo.com    

 

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist
  • English
  • Location Preference: CITY - Downtown, North, Northwest; SUBURBS – North, Northwest
  • Years of Experience in Ministry: 40

Michael Myers
1604 Manchester Dr. 
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

847/224-1220

bluzmike@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings, special liturgies
  • interim music dir, pianist, vocalist, composition and arranging
  • no location preference

Dennis J. Newman
809 Rivers Edge Dr
Minooka, IL  60447-4600

Home phone: 815/521-0696
Cell phone (best way to reach me):
708/227-6837

Email: lifesong@sbcglobal.net
 

 REFERENCES: Fr. Mike Ahlstrom, Archdiocesan Vicar of Deacons, Emeritus.

• AVAILABLE:  Having retired in 2012 after 40 years as a full-time music-director for parishes in the Archdiocese, I'm now available anytime (e.g, weekend liturgies, weekday funerals, sacraments).

• LOCATION PREFERENCE: I've been subbing at parishes throughout Chicagoland: mostly SW, but some central city and north side.

• MUSICAL SKILLS: I both play and sing.  Keyboard (organ, piano, synth); guitar; handbells;
vocals (baritone sight-reader); choir directing (adult/childrens'); arranging (1000's of
instrumental parts--e.g., flute, trumpet, handbells); composing (1000's of hymns/anthems,
including one published by GIA);  music engraving (Finale).

• LANGUAGE SKILLS: French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Polish, Spanish, Tagalog. 

• EDUCATION: 10 years, Franciscan Seminary System (OFM: Sacred Heart Province):
BA cum laude, Philosophy, Quincy University;
1 year post-grad, Theology, Cath. Theological Union;
MMusic, DePaul U.

• ORGANIZATIONS: NPM Magazine contributor; SW Cluster of Pastoral Musicians (Rec. Secretary).

Mora Novey

815-883-0021

moranovey@gmail.com

 

  • Saturdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • Vocalist, Cantor (alto), Latin, English, Perfect pitch, great sight-reader
  • proficient in singing and conducting Gregorian chant
  • Flutist, BM in flute performance
  • locations: City: Downtown; Suburbs: S, SW, W
Reference: Heath Morber
Director of Music, St. John's Catholic Chapel, Champaign, IL 

Brian O’Neill

269-352-8538

7brianoneill@gmail.com

 

  • Saturdays/Sundays/weekdays, funerals, weddings 
  • Vocalist (Tenor) - Music Educator DePaul University
  • Location preference: City (anywhere reachable by CTA) 
 Reference:
Evan Snyder (Director of Music and Liturgy St. Viator Parish) 
773-286-4040, ext. 22 
Carl Opat
musicman1938@att.net  
  • Available funeral, weddings   weekend services 
  • piano, organ, choral directing 
  • Able to sing from the piano or organ to lead if necessary, but not as a formal cantor.  
  • Available in south suburbs and east side, or south city and city
  • Not typically available in the north suburbs as a routine place, but may be able to fill in far north occasionally if enough notice is received. 

Roxanne Packer

540 E. Central Ave.
Lombard, 60148

roxanne.packer@gmail.com

708-297-7224

 

  • Available all times, except Sunday mornings

  • Organ, piano, cantor, flute, choir director

  • Spanish

  • Location preference: Suburbs W, SW, S but contact for availability

Carole Prendergast
10417 S. Hamlin
Chicago, Il 60655
  • organist, cantor, choir director
  • no location preference
  • availability:  week-days, some Saturday mornings, afternoons, Sunday afternoons

Mary Prete Dalbis

Oak Park, Il

Cell 312-330-0001

Home 708-383-8297

Email: maryprete@aol.com       

  • Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, weddings, funerals (weekdays-Saturdays)
  • Pianist / Organist/ Accompanist
  • English, Spanish. Latin, French, Italian
  • Comfortable with leading choirs, and assisting and training cantors.
  • Soprano but can easily assist with alto parts.
  • Am able to substitute for an entire weekend, I have no standing commitments.
  • Previous Music Director of Old St Patrick’s, St Mary’s Riverside.
  • 30 Years of experience in Music / Music Ministry

Amy Rubic
6014 W. Miami Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60646

847/331-9731

amybella1@aol.com

 

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weddings, funerals, weekdays in summer
  • pianist, organist, cantor
  • no location preference 
         References:
            Carl Chadek
             Director of Music
             St. Hilary Church
             773-989-2485
             chadek@sthilarychicago.org

            Mary Lou Marcin
            St. Rosalie Church
             773 350 2717

 

Michael Ruzicki
3170 N. Sheridan Rd., #216
Chicago, Illinois

Day or Eve: 202/306-3620
michaelruzicki@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weddings
  • piano accompanist, organist, music director
  • no location preference
  • experience accompanying masses in Spanish
  • previously served as archdiocesan music director (Baltimore)

Suzanne Santos
2107 W Jarvis
Chicago, IL  60645

312-404-3030
773-764-3494

suz515@rcn.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weddings (weekdays call for avails)
  • vocalist, cantor (lyric coloratura soprano), soprano section leader/descants
  • city: downtown, N, NW; suburbs: N, NW, W
Paula Schipiour
773-376-4637
 
Part time/Casual
Chicago and surrounding suburbs
  • cantor
  • vocal soloist
  • funerals, weddings and special events
  • choirs
  • First and second soprano
  • contemporary music
  • proficient with any accompanist organ, piano, guitar etc.

Richard Schwegel

2107 W Jarvis
Chicago, IL  60645

312-593-7425
773-764-3494

rschwegel@rcn.com

  • music dir, choir dir, organist, pianist, recorder
  • piano, composition, arranging, Finale software, orchestra, liturgical planning
  • city: downtown, N, NW; suburbs: N, NW, W

Donna L. Siemro
929 N. Yale Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL60004-5211

847/253-2358
Cell: 847/471-0667
dsiemro@comcast.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weddings

  • organist, pianist, accompanist

  • suburbs: N, NW, W

 

Thomas Maxwell Smith

847.997.0474
Thomas.Smith@loop.colum.edu
  • Violinist
  • b.a. Music Composition from Columbia
     

John Steigerwald
5853 W. Sunnyside Av.
Chicago, IL 60630

773/685-4849
einsteiger12@hotmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays,  funerals

  • cantor, organist

  • city: N, NW, downtown; suburbs: N, NW

Sister Maria-Paulina Sterling
7830 S. Keeler
Chicago, IL 60652
 
773-582-5282

sistermariapaulina@att.net
 
  • Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, funerals (weekdays and Saturdays)
  • Music Director, Choir Director (traditional and contemporary)
  • Organist, pianist, cantor/vocalist
  • Languages - English and Latin (Gregorian chants for use in Extraordinary Form Mass)
  • Extensive experience and comfortable in all forms of sacred music
  • Education - Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance and additional formal training in liturgy, organ, choral music and conducting, and voice.
  • Available now - no location preference.


 

David St.Germain
 
  • Pianist, accompanist
  • Available for weekend masses
  • Downtown, north and northwest Chicago.  Near north and northwestern suburbs.

Eleanore Strong
Chicago, Illinois

630/863-9411

evstrong@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekday evenings, funerals, weddings

  • organist, pianist, accompanist, cantor, choir dir

  • Chicago (no suburbs)

Michael Thorn

5400 S. Hyde Pk. Blvd. A6
Chicago, IL 60615

773-363 5106
mt1music@aol.com
  • Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays, funerals (weekdays and Saturdays)
  • Music Director, Choir Director (traditional); Organist; Composer
  • English, German
  • Location Preference: None
Jonathan Treble
 
  • Availability: Weekends, Weekday evenings
  • Skills: Piano accompaniment, choral assistance
  • Experience: 10 Years Experience in Music Ministry
  • Leadership: Director of Music experience at Chicago parish
  • Location: City - N, NW, W. Suburbs - N, NW, W.

Tim Vana

timothyvana@att.net

847-971-9844

 

 

 

  • available Saturdays, Sundays, weekdays
  • Guitarist, vocalist, composer
  • accompanist, vocalist and/or director, adult and children's choirs
  • Location preference: NW side and any west/northwest/or north suburbs.
  • Reference: Ted Kawa at tedkawa@stceceliamtprospect.org.

Mary Jane Vogt

820 South Park Terrace # 805
Chicago, IL 60605-2044

312/922-8205
maryjanevogt2@gmail.com

 

  • Saturday evening or later Masses on Sunday, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad., contemp., funeral),  organist, pianist, accompanist, speaks Spanish, 25 years experience in Hispanic community, 10 years experience in African American community

  • city: no location preferenc

Michele L. von Ebers
808 S. Carpenter Ave., #1S
Oak Park, IL 60304

 

708/445-0157
michele.vonebers@gmail.com

 

  • Weeknights, Saturday funerals and weddings

  • organist, pianist, accompanist

  • no location preference

 

Frances (Fran) Walker
5919 N. Washtenaw Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659-3913

Day: 847/491-3527

Cell: 773/814-8338

Fax: 847/491-2530

franwalk@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad, children’s, funeral, youth), organist, pianist, hand chimes

  • city: N; suburbs: N

Lauren Weber  
405 N. Wabash Ave., Unit 2403
Chicago, IL, 60611

708/254-6406

lwpianist@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays (any time); weekdays (evening only); weddings, funerals

  • pianist, accompanist

  • City: downtown, S, SW, W, N, NW

  • Suburbs: S, SW, W, N, NW.

Paul Wierzbowski, B.Mus.
 

guitarandlute@yahoo.com

 

 

  • Sunday evenings, Saturdays, Weekdays
  • Experienced cantor (tenor), choir dir
  • small men's choir or mixed choir available with advanced notice
  • weddings, funerals, including contemporary and traditional Latin Mass funerals (Tridentine)
  • Gregorian Chant cantor and schola dir for Traditional Latin Mass, teaches Gregorian Chant to choirs
  • English, Latin, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French
  • organ and piano - accompaniment
  • classical guitarist & contemporary guitar styles
  • Chicago and suburbs 

Robert E. Woodworth, Jr.

6007 N. Sheridan Rd., Apt. #39B
Chicago, IL 60660

H & Fax: 773/271-8243
Cell: 773/852-0770
robertwoodworth@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • music dir, choir dir (trad, funeral), organist

  • city: downtown, N, NW, suburbs: N, NW

                                       

 

Joseph A. Yeager
332 Shady Lane
Elmhurst, IL 60126

 630/782-6096
joeyeager@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • organist, pianist, accompanist, German

  • no location preference

 

Vince Zaprzal
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
630/650-5455
pianomanz@yahoo.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals,

  • music dir, liturgist, liturgy coord, choir dir (trad, children’s, contemp, youth, funeral) organist, pianist, accompanist, excellent sight chord reader

  • no location preference