Divine Worship

Substitute Musicians

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.

Jacob Adams
LaGrange Park, IL
612.310.6645
jacobadams83@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • Pianist / Organist / Accompanist
  • Degrees in piano performance 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
312.213.2530
sigridalexandersen@sbcglobal.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Weekdays, Weddings
  • Cantor (Traditional, Contemporary, 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 in Liturgical Music at St. Joseph College
  • No Location Preference

Mary Clare Barker
2842 W. Estes
Chicago, IL 60645-2904
773.454.8848; 773.764.3608
mcbcat@sbcglobal.net

  • Saturdays, Sundays Evening, Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals (Weekdays and 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

  • 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

  • Available weekday mornings & evenings, Saturdays, Sumdays before 8:30 a.m. and after 11:30 a.m.
  • Weddings, Funerals (weekday morings & evenings, Saturday afternoons)
  • Pianist / Accompanist, Organist, and Cantor / Soloist
  • Excellent Sight Reader: solo & ensemble, choral, contemporary, gospel, traditional liturgical, secular
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music: DePaul University (’91)
  • 30 Years of Experience in Music / Music Ministry
  • Will commute to most locations in Chicago and suburbs
  • References available upon request

Jordan Becker
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
708.828.2138
berardijohn@hotmail.com

  • Sundays (PM Only), Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals
  • Choir Director (Traditional, Funeral), Cantor, Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Spanish, Polish, Italian
  • No Location Preference

Andrew Blendermann
1112 E. Alder Ln.
Mount Prospect, IL  60056
847.809.0808
Andrew@blenderful.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals (Weekdays and Saturdays), Weekdays, Weddings
  • 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 East 70th Place, Apartment 1
Chicago, IL 60649
312.294.3218; 312.607.2729
jburgio111@gmail.com

  • Former Music Director, St. Bernardine, Forest Park (More than Nine Years)
  • Sundays, Saturday Funerals and Weddings
  • Organist, Choir Director, Handbell Director, Cantor
  • BS in MusEd and MA in Pastoral Music
  • 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; 630.220.0174
cccigler@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director, (Traditional, Contemporary, 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
847.223.5726
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

Dennis Costanzo
4455 North Kenton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
773.960.4407
djpcostanzo@gmail.com

  • Funerals & Weddings, Sundays 2:00 p.m. or later
  • Organ, Piano, Accompanist, Vocalist (Tenor/Alto), Choral Cond, Liturgical Planning
  • German, Spanish, Polish, Latin,
  • High School & Elementary music teacher
  • No Location Preference

Dr. Claudia Dado, MAL
925 South Delphia Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847.685.3942

  • Cantor / Liturgist / Liturgy Consultant
  • Education: Master of Arts in Liturgy from The Liturgical Institute at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, magna cum laude
  • Chicago Catholic Scripture School; 4-year certificate
  • Cantor for Funerals, Weddings, Sundays
  • Liturgy Planning and Training, Leader of Prayer-Liturgy of The Hours
  • Suburbs: NW and W

Jennifer Dale
1617 W. Carmen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
312.350.9726
jld380@aol.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings
  • Music Director, Choir Director (Children's Youth, Traditional, Contemporary)
  • 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

Peter Knippel
Chicago, IL
773.784.2994
knipsam@comcast.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals Special Occasions
  • Organist, pianist, congregational accompaniment, English, Polish
  • Pastoral musician at Felician Sisters Convent
  • N, NW

Miguel de León
736 S. Euclid
Oak Park, IL 60304
708.445.7110; 312.859.9896
migsmuse@hotmail.com

  • Sundays after 12:30 p.m., Saturdays Funerals, Weddings, Quinceañeras
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist, Vocal, Spanish 
  • City: No location preference 
  • Suburbs: S, W

Carl DeSanti
2247 South 2nd Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
708.447.5495
chamrox@yahoo.com

  • Reference: Nancy Schoenberg, Music Director, Our Lady of the Woods, Orland Park, IL, highsop@hotmail.com
  • Organist, Pianist, Cantor
  • Weekdays and Evenings, Saturdays till 2:00 p.m., Sundays Evening Only
  • Masses, Funerals, Weddings, Graduations, First Communion, Confirmation
  • Excellent Sight Reading Skills, Hymn Playing / Improvisation, Can Play in A Variety of Styles Including Pop and Jazz (Both Organ and Piano), Choral Conducting, Accompanying for Soloists and 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; 630.235.1534 
tdolan999@peoplepc.com

  • Cantor & Soloist (Baritone)
  • Twelve Years’ Experience with Catholic Archdiocese Parish and Other Church Work
  • Masses and 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
708.346.9750; 708.769.2281
rdorganist@sbcglobal.net

  • Saturday Mornings, Sundays After 3 p.m.; Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals, Quinceneras
  • Organist / Singer
  • English, Polish, Spanish, Latin, Slovak, Lithuanian
  • Location: Chicago and Southwest Suburbs

Philip Feo
1269 Thorndale Ln.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
847.550.8100; 847.550.8103
royaltrpt@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director
  • Instrumentalist: (Brass: Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn),
  • Music Contractor, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator
  • No Location Preference

Caroline Foreman
Chicago, IL
708.334.5357
cforeman12@gmail.com

  • Flutist - Flute and Piccolo
  • Call for Availability - Saturdays, Sundays, Weddings, Funerals
  • No Location Preference

Molly Frank
913.972.0933
maryfrank6@gmail.com

  • 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, sbetancourt@luc.edu

Alex Fries
Wood Dale, IL
530.461.0736
alex@alexfries.com

  • Available for weekday and Saturday morning masses & funerals (no weddings please)
  • music & choir director, cantor, pianist, organist (sing & play)
  • IL K-12 Cert. Music Teacher
  • Director of Music @ St. Raphael, Old Mill Creek IL
  • City: N, NW, W, Downtown; Suburbs: N, NW, W

Jillann Gabrielle
1958 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707
708.829.5050; 773.237.0299
jill@jillanngabrielle.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Choir Dir (Contemporary, 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
312.933.2596
wow.mchan@gmail.com

  • 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 North Saint Louis Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
847.673.0724; 847.209.2588
Luisgalvez@aol.com

  • Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Trad, Contemporary, 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
708.786.8630; 773.405.0205
atenorsart@sbcglobal.net 

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings, Special Masses
  • Music Director, Choir Dir (Traditional, Funeral), Cantor, Organist, Pianist
  • Italian, German, Latin, French
  • No Location Preference

Mary Gifford
80 N. Malden
La Grange, IL 60525
708.267.6485
giffitz@att.net

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director / Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, Children’s, Youth, Funeral)
  • Cantor, Cantor Trainer, Organist, Pianist, Vocal Soloist
  • Organ, Piano, Vocal, Choral Cond, Handbell Conductor, 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

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Flutist, Vocalist, Cantor, Flute, Irish Whistle, Recorder
  • No Location Preference

Pamela Harmon
809 Eaton Ln.
Lake Villa, IL 60046
847.922.2165; 847.356.0783 
mamaslove@mac.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Choir Director (Children’s), Cantor, Vocal, Pianist, Accompanist
  • City: N
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Matthew Herek
Chicago, IL
773.505.1142
mherek@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Funerals
  • Pianist/Organist, Choir Director (Trad, Contemporary, Funeral)
  • City: N, NW, S, SW, W (Saturday or Sunday)
  • Suburbs: N, NW, SW, W (Sunday Mornings Only)

Reference

  • Jeremy Kiolbassa
    Director of Music - St. Benedict Parish

John S. Hill
8227 Mango Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847.965.6695; 847.774.8293
hilljohn2003@earthlink.net

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekday Evenings, Funerals (No Weddings)
  • Music Director, 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

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • Professional Trumpet Player
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, S, SW, W, SE
  • Suburbs: 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 Mile Radius from 60707

Walt Horn
6635 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
773.761.2364; 312.613.7631
walthorn@ameritech.net

  • Saturdays Evening, Sundays Evening, 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
708.209.3141
Email: billiehoward@gmail.com

  • Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
  • Piano, Violin, String Trios and Quartets
  • Choir and Vocal Accompanying
  • Language Facility: English
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, W
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W
  • 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
obiektywny.usa@gmail.com

  • Pianist, Organist
  • 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
reneewilsonharp@gmail.com
www.Harp123.com

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

Karin Jurek
Dyer, IN 
219.864.8242; 219.218.6259
rjurek@ameritech.net

  • Funerals (Weekdays and Saturdays), Weekday Services, Weddings
  • Organist, Pianist / Accompanist, Guitarist, Vocalist
  • English, Spanish, German
  • Suburbs: S, SW, SE, NW Indiana

Keith Kalemba
Oak Park, IL
708 660.0975
kskalemba@att.net

  • Saturdays; Sundays (P.M. Only)
  • Pianist; Some Organ; Guitar; Hand Percussion (Djembe)
  • Music Director (Traditional, Contemporary Choirs)
  • No Preference

Thaddeus A. ‘Ted’ Kawa
Elmhurst, IL 
630.888.6149; 630.832.5266; 847437.6208
Work Fax: 847.437.2520
thaddeus.kawa@gmail.com; tedkawa@stceciliamtprospect.org 

  • Weekends and Holy Days, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, 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
773.775.1233; 773.844.5685
a.kawalkowski@comcast.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals, weekdays, weddings
  • Instrumentalist: Violin, conducting, 42 years of experience
  • No location preference

Kelly Keegan
Chicago, IL 
646.785.6969
SunshowerQ@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, funerals - some weekdays, weddings;
  • Cantor
  • English
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, S, SW, W, SE

Rachelle Kramer
Chicago, IL 
414.708.0089
rmkramer79@gmail.com

  • Saturdays and Sundays after 12:00 p.m.
  • BA (Piano); MM Choral Conducting; MA Theology (Liturgy) Pianist, Organist (Basic), Cantor, Conductor (All Genres & Ages), Liturgist
  • Exp. Spanish Language Liturgies

Vicki Krstansky
Countryside IL 60525
708.354.3246; 708.218.2665 
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.
  • Organist, Pianist, Cantor (Mezzo / Alto Range), Choir Director from Keyboard
  • Language Facility: English, Some Spanish
  • No Location Preference
  • 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
Bolingbrook, IL 
630.759.6290
tkkrueger@netzero.net

  • Sundays (P.M. Only), Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, Children’s, Youth, Funeral),
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist, Accompanist
  • No Location Preference

Tom Krueger
Bolingbrook, IL 
630.759.6290
tkkrueger@netzero.net

  • Saturdays
  • Guitar, Bass
  • No Location Preference

Steve Lisowski
Park Ridge, IL 
773.744.6566
selisowski@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings, Special Liturgies
  • Music Director, Liturgy Director, Organist, Pianist, Vocalist, Composition and Arranging 
  • Spanish
  • No Location Preference

Linda K. Maffiola
LaGrange, IL 
847.302.6527 
maffpiat@hotmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Available for Morning Funeral
  • Services Before 12:30 p.m., Weekdays, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Trad, Funeral),
  • Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Cantor (Alto), Hand Bell Director
  • No Location Preference

Augustine Mallak
Lisle, IL 
630.829.9237
akmallak@mac.com

  • Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings 
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist, Accompanist
  • Latin, Gregorian Chant, English Chant
  • No Location Preference

David M. Mancini-Conway
Naperville, IL
312.914.2255
david.mancini.conway@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Choir Direction, Handbells, Finale Notation Software, Administration
  • English, Latin, Italian
  • No Location Preference

Thomas Martin
Mount Prospect, IL
Toneoftrumpet@gmail.com

  • Available: Sundays, Saturdays, Weddings, And Funerals
  • Instrumentalist: Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  • Tenor Vocalist, Arranger, Composer
  • Familiarity with Sibelius Music Notation Software
  • Five Years of Church Music Experience
  • Education: University of Southern California, Bachelors in Trumpet Performance (2012-2013) Northwestern,
  • Bachelors in Music Theory (2013-2016)
  • English, Spanish
  • Chicago, North Shore, and the Northwest Suburbs

Lisa Maurizi
Chicago, IL 
773.238.6074
lisamaurizi@yahoo.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Cantor, Studied French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • City: SW
  • Suburbs: SW

Sheila McAndrews
Chicago, IL 
773.247.1289
sheilamaureen@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, Children’s, Youth, Funeral),
  • Organist, Cantor Trainer, Pianist, Accompanist
  • No Location Preference

Donald J. Mead
Arlington Heights, IL 
847.373.7247
cellorgan1216@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays P.M., Funerals (Any Day), Weddings
  • Music Director; Liturgist/Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, Children’s, Youth, Resurrection), Organist; Pianist / Accompanist, Cello Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music Performance on Cello; Extensive Organ Study

Richard Medici
Chicago, IL
773.856.3119
bbbtm60613@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, Children's, Youth, Funeral), Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Piano Instructor, Composition, Arranging
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, S 
  • Suburbs: N

Michael E. Mittleman
Mishawaka, IN 
574.612.2711; 574.255.1757
mikemusic00@yahoo.com

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist
  • Years of Experience in Ministry: 40
  • English
  • City: Downtown, N, NW
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Michael Myers
Hoffman Estates, IL 
847.224.1220
bluzmike@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings, Special Liturgies
  • Interim Music Director, Pianist, Vocalist, Composition and Arranging
  • No Location Preference

Dennis J. Newman
Minooka, IL
708.227.6837
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).
  • Musical Skills: I Both Play and Sing. Keyboard (Organ, Piano, Synth),
  • Guitar, Handbells, Vocals (Baritone Sight-Reader); Choir Directing (Adult / Children’s), 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; MA, Music, DePaul 
  • Organizations: NPM Magazine Contributor, SW Cluster of Pastoral Musicians
  • Location Preference: I've Been Subbing at Parishes Throughout Chicagoland, Mostly SW, But Some Central City and North Side

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 
  • Location preference: City: Downtown, Suburbs: S, SW, W

Reference

Heath Morber
Director of Music,
St. John's Catholic Chapel, Champaign, IL 
satb98@yahoo.com

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

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 with Enough Notice

Roxanne Packer
Lombard, IL
708.297.7224
roxanne.packer@gmail.com

  • Available All Times, Except Sunday Mornings
  • Organ, Piano, Cantor, Flute, Choir Director
  • Spanish
  • Suburbs: W, SW, S; Contact for Availability

Carole Prendergast
Chicago, IL
773.233.6192
clprend@juno.com

  • Organist, Cantor, Choir Director
  • No location preference
  • Availability: Week-days, some Saturday mornings, afternoons, Sunday afternoons

Kathy Roderer
3439 Park Place
Evanston, IL 60201
kroderer@gmail.com
847.702.5189

  • Organ, Piano
  • Availability: Saturdays and Sundays
  • City: N
  • Suburbs: N
  • BM, University of Toledo, Organ Performance, 1976; MM, Northwestern University, Organ Performance,1978

Amy Rubic
6014 W. Miami Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60646
847.331.9731
amybella1@aol.com
References

  • Carl Chadek; Director of Music; St. Hilary Church; 773.989.2485; chadek@sthilarychicago.org
  • Mary Lou Marcin; St. Rosalie Church; 773.350.2717
  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weddings, Funerals, Weekdays in Summer
  • Pianist, Organist, Cantor
  • No Location Preference

Michael Ruzicki
Chicago, IL
202.306.3620
michaelruzicki@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weddings
  • Piano Accompanist, Organist, Music Director
  • Experience Accompanying Masses in Spanish
  • Previously Served as Archdiocesan Music Director (Baltimore)
  • No Location Preference

Suzanne Santos
Chicago, IL 
312.404.3030; 773.764.3494
suz515@rcn.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Weddings (Weekdays Call for Availability)
  • Vocalist, Cantor (Lyric Coloratura Soprano), Soprano Section Leader / Descants)
  • City: Downtown, N, NW
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W

Paula Schipiour 
773.376.4637
paulanur@yahoo.com

  • Part-Time / Casual
  • Cantor
  • Vocal Soloist
  • Funerals, Weddings and Special Events
  • Choirs
  • First and Second Soprano
  • Contemporary Music
  • Proficient with Any Accompanist Organ, Piano, Guitar Etc.
  • Chicago And Surrounding Suburbs

References

  • Fr. Brad Zamora
  • Fr. Arthur Marut

Richard Schwegel
Chicago, IL 
312.593.7425; 773.764.3494
rschwegel@rcn.com

  • Sunday Evening
  • Music Director, Choir Director, Organist, Pianist, Recorder
  • Piano, Composition, Arranging, Finale software, Orchestra, Liturgical planning
  • City: Downtown, N, NW
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W

Donna L. Siemro
Arlington Heights, IL 
847.253.2358; 847.471.0667
dsiemro@comcast.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Organist, Pianist, Accompanist
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W

John Steigerwald
Chicago, IL 
773.685.4849
einsteiger12@hotmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals
  • Cantor, Organist
  • City: N, NW, Downtown
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Sister Maria-Paulina Sterling
Chicago, IL 
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
  • No Location Preference

Eleanore Strong
Chicago, IL
630.863.9411
evstrong@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekday Evenings, Funerals, Weddings
  • Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Cantor, Choir Director
  • Chicago (No Suburbs)

Michael Thorn
Chicago, IL 
773.363.5106
mt1music@aol.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Funerals (Weekdays and Saturdays)
  • Music Director, Choir Director (Traditional); Organist; Composer
  • English, German
  • No Location Preference

Jonathan Treble
201.936.6998
jtreble@gmail.com

  • Availability: Weekends, Weekday Evenings
  • Skills: Piano Accompaniment, Choral Assistance
  • Experience: 10 Years of Experience in Music Ministry
  • Leadership: Director of Music Experience at Chicago Parish
  • City: N, NW, W
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W

Tim Vana
847.971.9844
timothyvana@att.net 

  • 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 
tedkawa@stceceliamtprospect.org

Mary Jane Vogt
Chicago, IL 
312.922.8205
maryjanevogt2@gmail.com

  • Saturday Evening or Later Masses on Sunday, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Traditional, Contemporary, Funeral), Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Speaks Spanish, 25 Years of Experience in
  • Hispanic Community,10 Years of Experience in African American Community
  • City: No Location Preference

Michele L. Von Ebers
Oak Park, IL 
708.445.0157
michele.vonebers@gmail.com

  • Saturday Morning
  • Organist, Pianist, Accompanist
  • No Location Preference

Frances (Fran) Walker
Chicago, IL 
773.814.8338
franwalk@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Traditional, Children’s, Funeral, Youth), Organist, Pianist, Hand Chimes
  • City: N
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Lauren Weber
720 South Dearborn Street, Unit 405
Chicago, IL 60605
708.254.6406
lwpianist@gmail.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays (Any Time); Weekdays (Evening Only), 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.
guitarandlute@yahoo.com

  • Sunday Evenings, Saturdays, Weekdays
  • Experienced Cantor (Tenor), Choir Director
  • 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 and Contemporary Guitar Styles
  • Chicago And Suburbs

Robert E. Woodworth, Jr.
Chicago, IL 
773.271.8243; 773.852.0770
robertwoodworth@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music Director, Choir Director (Traditional, Funeral), Organist
  • City: Downtown, N, NW
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Joseph A. Yeager
Elmhurst, IL
630.782.6096
joeyeager@att.net

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, German
  • No Location Preference

Walter Yokley
5316 South Harper
Chicago, Illinois 60615
1.773.808.8908
wayokley61@gmail.com

  • Saturday masses or Services; Weekday masses or Services
  • Organist, Pianist, Cantor, Choir Director, Music and Liturgy Coordinator.
  • Experienced Accompanist and sight reader.
  • Traditional liturgical, contemporary gospel and contemporary Christian
  • Chicago, South and West sides
  • Some Spanish, Latin, and Italian

Vince Zaprzal
Elk Grove Village, IL
630.650.5455
pianomanz@yahoo.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays, Funerals
  • Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director (Traditional, Children’s,
  • Contemporary, Youth, Funeral) Organist, Pianist, Accompanist, Excellent Sight Chord Reader
  • No Location Preference