Parish Music Director
To be a Parish Music Director (assuming one has attained a high level of musicianship skills) one must have a deep appreciation of sacred music, in both traditional and contemporary forms. Second, an ability to nurture musical abilities and to foster unity among members of the music ministry, must be an inner mission. Third, knowledge of reliable music resources for the Liturgy and knowing which music are appropriate and what should be avoided is another attribute that must be developed over time, either by continual self-study or seeking credentials from an educational institution or professional organization. Fourth, administrative work – planning, scheduling, budgeting – must be patiently and efficiently done. Fifth, the Parish Music Director must be a team member working towards the realization of the parish mission,
I have been in Catholic Church music ministry since I was a child. The Mission Chapel in my hometown is ‘next door’ to my parents’ house, which my parents took care of until they were able to. I started out as a church accompanist at 12 years old, later on becoming the Music Director of an adult choir. I have continued this work, of directing choirs and providing music for Liturgies, here in the United States.
Instrumental proficiency: Organ and Piano
Professional Affiliation: NPM
Please contact me so I may give you specifics about my professional experience in the field of Music Ministry in the Catholic Church.