Director of Music
Company: Musica Sacra
Posted on: January 28, 2023
Director of Music- Holy Rosary/St. Stephen, Minneapolis, MN Holy
Rosary and St Stephens are merging urban mission parishes in
Minneapolis, MN that serve a vibrant, predominantly Latino
immigrant community. The Music Director will help provide an
environment of beauty, order, and sacred space to a community that
faces many challenges outside our church walls. In addition to
coordinating music for liturgies, the director will also teach
music to children in our --ndale after school program and soon to
be formed Institute of Sacred Music. The successful candidate will
be trained to play and teach organ, piano, and choral singing.
Experience in guitar and Gregorian chant also preferred. Openness
to varied styles of liturgical music and the cultural background
and traditions of our Latino community is necessary. Spanish
language skills are helpful, but not required.
Acts as primary organist for 3 to 4 Masses per weekend between two
parish campuses. Cover holy days and seasonal liturgies as
Plans music and coordinates paid or volunteer musicians/cantors for
all weekend liturgies in English and Spanish (2 English Masses and
4 Spanish Masses). Exact weekend duties may vary based on skills
Coordinate replacement musicians for specific absences. Submit
requisition and paperwork required for payment of "on call"
Coordinate music for weddings and funerals.
Provides instruction in organ, piano, and singing/Gregorian chant
to children in the --ndale after school program and Instituto de
M--sica Sagrada (Sacred Music Institute)
Work in coordination with the Director of the Instituto de M--sica
Sagrada to develop curriculum for relevant components of
Ensures compliance with all applicable copyright and licensing
Oversees maintenance of musical instruments, equipment, printed
music, and sound system;
Has a working knowledge of parish sound system;
Supports core parish activities such as liturgies, festivals,
traditional cultural celebrations, and other events as needed.
Actively participates in parish and staff meetings as needed and in
professional enrichment and continuing education programs.
1. Bachelors in Music. Masters preferred, in the fields of organ or
piano performance, choral conducting, or music education. 2.
Training and experience in teaching organ, piano, and voice
required. Ability to play and teach guitar and chant preferred. 3.
Experience teaching children and youth, and love of doing so. 4.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of the Catholic
faith. 5. Openness to, experience with, or ability to learn varied
styles of liturgical music including organ-based hymnody, sacred
choral music, Gregorian chant, guitar-based music in Spanish, and
contemporary praise and worship. 6. Ability to effectively
supervise and support volunteers and contract musicians. 7. Exhibit
a professional demeanor in dealing with other parish employees,
volunteers, and parishioners. 8. Spanish language helpful, but not
required. 9. Ability to satisfactorily pass a criminal background
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three professional
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