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

  • 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

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Weekdays, Weddings
  • Cantor (Traditional, Contemporary, 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Jesse Calcat
Lincoln Square
Chicago, IL 60625

  • Saturday evenings, Sundays, weddings, funerals
  • Piano, organ, voice (for cantoring), cello, viola, violin, piano, Celtic harp
  • Classically trained, excellent sightreader, perfect pitch, transposition, arranger, skilled improviser
  • Two years in a music director role working regularly with various choirs, handbells, cantors, and guest musicians; four additional years in music ministry, 20+ years as a professional accompanist and instrumentalist and orchestral musician
  • Bachelor's in Music (piano, viola), Post-Graduate Certificate (viola), Master's of Music (cello)
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, W.
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W

References available upon request

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
630.860.0125; 630.220.0174

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Alex Fries
Wood Dale, IL

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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 

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

Matthew Herek
Chicago, IL

  • 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)


  • Jeremy Kiolbassa
    Director of Music - St. Benedict Parish

John S. Hill
8227 Mango Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847.965.6695; 847.774.8293

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
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

  • 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

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

Karin Jurek
Dyer, IN 
219.864.8242; 219.218.6259

  • 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

  • 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

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

Kelly Keegan
Chicago, IL 

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

Rachelle Kramer
Chicago, IL 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Saturdays
  • Guitar, Bass
  • No Location Preference

Steve Lisowski
Park Ridge, IL 

  • 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 

  • 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 

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

David M. Mancini-Conway
Naperville, IL

  • 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

  • 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 

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

Sheila McAndrews
Chicago, IL 

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

Leo Meere

  • Available Saturdays/Sundays/Weekdays
  • Weddings & Funerals
  • Pianist/Organist/Choir Director
  • No Location Preference
  • 20+ Years in Music Ministry
  • Virtus Certified

Michael E. Mittleman
Mishawaka, IN 
574.612.2711; 574.255.1757

  • 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 

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

Dennis J. Newman
Minooka, IL

  • 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

  • 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


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

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 with Enough Notice

Roxanne Packer
Lombard, IL

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

Carole Prendergast
Chicago, IL

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

Kathy Roderer
3439 Park Place
Evanston, IL 60201

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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


  • Fr. Brad Zamora
  • Fr. Arthur Marut

Richard Schwegel
Chicago, IL 
312.593.7425; 773.764.3494

  • 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

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

John Steigerwald
Chicago, IL 

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

Sister Maria-Paulina Sterling
Chicago, IL 

  • 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

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

Michael Thorn
Chicago, IL 

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

Jonathan Treble

  • 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

  • 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.


Ted Kawa 

Mary Jane Vogt
Chicago, IL 

  • 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 

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

Frances (Fran) Walker
Chicago, IL 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

Joseph A. Yeager
Elmhurst, IL

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

Walter Yokley
5316 South Harper
Chicago, Illinois 60615

  • 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

  • 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