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Jacob Adams

LaGrange Park, IL

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • Pianist / Organist / Accompanist
  • Degrees in piano and piano pedagogy
  • No location preference
  • 15 Years of Experience in Music Ministry/liturgical music
  • Experienced accompanist for choirs, vocalists and instrumentalists, beginner to advanced/professional
Sigrid Alexandersen

100 W Chestnut St #604
Chicago, IL 60610

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weekdays, weddings
  • Cantor (trad, cont, children's, youth, funeral)
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, S, SW, W: Suburbs: N

Mick Archer

  • 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

 • 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



  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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



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

Gerald Cigler

424 Butternut Ave.
Wood Dale, IL 60191


Cell: 630/220-0174


  • 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  
Pianist, Organist, Instructor, Author, Arranger,
     Church Musician
  •  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)

  • 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


  • 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

Jennifer Dale

1617 W. Carmen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640


  • 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



  • 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

  • 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


Reference:  Nancy Schoenberg, Music Director, Our Lady of the Woods, Orland Park, IL  --

• 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)


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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
  • Instrumentalist - Flute
  • Available for Saturdays, Sundays, weddings, and funerals
  • Most comfortable in Catholic liturgy
  • No location preference

Molly Frank



  • Part-Time: Sundays, Saturdays, Weddings, Funerals. No weekdays. 
  • Pianist — traditional, contemporary, classical chamber music, contemporary, adept sight-reader from both sheet music and lead sheets
  • Cantor and Section Leader— Trained vocalist, can sing alto through soprano range easily, sight-reader, can teach vocal parts.
  • Ensemble director, Composer, Arranger-- Instrumental and a cappella music. 
  • English, Spanish, Latin, Italian, French
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, W 
  • 18+ years classical musical training, 10 years experience in Catholic music ministry, liturgical music planning including weddings and funerals. 
  • Reference: Steven Betancourt, assistant director of Campus Ministry at Loyola Chicago. 773.508.2195,
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


Fax: 773/237-0299

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.);

  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

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

  • city: N; suburbs: N, NW

Matthew Herek

Chicago, Illinois


  • 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

  • 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



  • 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


• 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)


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals - some weekdays, weddings
  • Cantor
  • English
  • CITY – Downtown, North, Northwest, South, Southwest, West, Southeast
Peter Knippel
  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals special occasions
  • Organist, pianist, congregational accompaniment, English, Polish
  • Pastoral musician @ Felician Sisters Convent
  • City: north, northwest


Rachelle Kramer
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

Reference: Jonell Stetz, Coordinator of Music Ministries at St. Alexander Church

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


  • 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


  • Saturdays
  • guitar, bass
  • no location preference

Steve Lisowski

205 N. Greenwood
Park Ridge, IL 60068


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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



  • 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


  • 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):


 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



  • 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



  • Saturdays/Sundays/weekdays, funerals, weddings 
  • Vocalist (Tenor) - Music Educator DePaul University
  • Location preference: City (anywhere reachable by CTA) 
Evan Snyder (Director of Music and Liturgy St. Viator Parish) 
773-286-4040, ext. 22 
Carl Opat  
  • 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



  • 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

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



  • Sundays, Saturdays, weddings, funerals, weekdays in summer
  • pianist, organist, cantor
  • no location preference 
            Carl Chadek
             Director of Music
             St. Hilary Church

            Mary Lou Marcin
            St. Rosalie Church
             773 350 2717


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

Day or Eve: 202/306-3620

  • 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


  • 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
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


  • 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

Cell: 847/471-0667

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weddings

  • organist, pianist, accompanist

  • suburbs: N, NW, W


Thomas Maxwell Smith

  • Violinist
  • b.a. Music Composition from Columbia

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


  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays,  funerals

  • cantor, organist

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

Sister Maria-Paulina Sterling
7830 S. Keeler
Chicago, IL 60652
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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





  • 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

Mary Jane Vogt

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



  • 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




  • 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

  • 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  

720 S. Dearborn St. Unit 405
Chicago, IL 60605


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

  • pianist, accompanist

  • Music degree in piano

  • City: downtown, S, SW, W, N, NW

  • Suburbs: S, SW, W, N, NW.

Paul Wierzbowski, B.Mus.



  • 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

  • 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


  • Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, funerals, weddings

  • organist, pianist, accompanist, German

  • no location preference


Vince Zaprzal
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

  • 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