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 / Cantor
  • 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 West Chestnut Street #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
  • Location preference: North Side/North Shore

Aniello Barone
812 Webster Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
708.543.0996
nello123@comcast.net

  • Saturdays, Sunday evenings, weekdays, funerals/weddings
  • Organist / Pianist / Cantor (Baritone) / Choir Director
  • Either traditional or contemporary worship settings
  • BME from Wheaton College ('18), several years of organ and piano, 8 years of church music experience
  • Comfortable singing in English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French
  • Competent sight-reader (including open score) and improviser; capable of composing or arranging music for worship as necessary
  • Any Location
  • Reference: Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii - 312.286.8675 - r.fragomeni@att.net

Phil Barrile
872 Stonebridge Lane
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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

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 Drive
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 East Alder Lane
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

Paul Blievernicht
1920 West Norwood Street, 2B
Chicago, IL 60660
773.510.6493
blievernicht@rcn.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Pianist / Accompanist / Organist / Cantor (Baritone)
  • Excellent Sight Reader, able to provide Traditional or Jazz Styles
  • Able to transpose on sight one step up or down
  • City and All Suburbs
  • Bachelor of Music: Roosevelt University ('94)
  • Master of Music: Roosevelt University ('97)
  • Reference: Pastor Brandyn Simmons, Christ Church of Chicago Pastor@christchurchchicago.net

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

Brian Callan
269.352.8538
7brianoneill@gmail.com

  • Saturdays/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

Steve Carson
773.368.8668
carson88@me.com

  • Pianist / Organist / Accompanist / Cantor
  • Sunday mornings, Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • No location preference
  • Over 40 years of experience

References:

Gerald Chalupka
1723 West Albion Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773.761.8169
chalupka@comcast.net

  • Weekdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Cantor, Organist, Pianist, Accompanist
  • City: Downtown, N, NW 
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Amy Cholod (nee Rubic)
Chicago, Illinois
847.331.9731
amybella1@aol.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weddings, Funerals, Weekdays in Summer
  • Pianist, Organist, Cantor
  • Former Music Director, Liturgist, Liturgy Coordinator, Choir Director, (Traditional, Contemporary, Children’s, Funeral)
  • City: Downtown, N, NW, W
  • Suburbs: N, NW, W

References:

 

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 Avenue
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
10430 Sotuh Keating Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
312.350.9726
jld380@aol.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings
  • Music Director, Choir Director (Children's Youth, Traditional, Contemporary)
  • Pianist, Organist, Vocalist, Accompanist
  • Location preference: Suburbs, south and southwest
  • Suburbs: N, NW
Katie Davis
1600 West Chase, Apt. 1C
Chicago, IL 60626
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

Kaylee Durow
1241 Swainwood Drive
Glenview, IL 60025
847.530.0216
durowkaylee@gmail.com - www.kayleedurowmusic.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekdays - Masses, Funerals, and Weddings
  • Cantor (Traditional, Folk, Contemporary, Children’s, Youth, Teen, Funeral
  • City: North 
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Miguel de León
736 South 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: 25
  • Location Preference: Chicago Downtown, N, NW, S, SW, W Suburbs

Stephan Dimos
3550 North Lake Shore Drive, Apt 927
Chicago, IL 60657-7859
773.437.9032
sdimos@live.com

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Funerals, Weddings
  • Pianist/Accompanist
  • City and Public Transportation Accessible
  • Master's Degree in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford
  • Undergraduate music studies in classical piano, jazz piano, voice, sightreading, and accompanying at the University of Michigan
  • Additional music studies at Northwestern University, Indiana University Bloomington, and the Chicago College of the Performing Arts
  • 34 years of music studies

Competitions:

  • Windsor International Piano Competition, 2019
  • Boston International Piano Competition, 2015

References:

  • Claudia Pienta, Director of Music, Our Lady of Consolation Parish, 219.670.5906
  • Bob Beatty, Director of Music, St. Vincent DePaul Parish, 773.575.8894

Lisa DiSalvo
Lyric, Coloratura Soprano

847.226.6134
Lisa@LisaDiSalvo.net

  • Vocal Soloist / Cantor / Soprano Section Leader / Guest Vocalist
  • Classical Training & Music Degree
  • Vocal Proficiency in English, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Czech
  • Conducting Skills and Liturgy Planning
  • No Location Preference
  • Chicago and Suburbs

Thomas Dolan
10332 Parkside Avenue
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 West 81st Place
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 Lane
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

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
872 Stonebridge Lane
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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
  • Currently Music and Liturgy Director at St. Viator Church

Richard Gersten
4528 North Narragansett Avenue
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

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)

Reference

  • Jeremy Kiolbassa
    Director of Music – St. Benedict Parish

John S. Hill
8227 Mango Avenue
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

References: Currently serving as Associate Organist, Felician Sisters Convent. Previously with St. Therese Chinese Catholic Mission/Santa Maria Incoronata, St. Michael's Old Town, St. Peter's, Skokie, St. Wenceslaus. Additional references upon request. 

Ryan Hobbs
317 Anderson Boulevard
Geneva, IL 60134
630.715.2720
ryan.hobbs1@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • Professional Trumpet Player
  • Music Contractor: (Strings, Brass, Jazz)
  • 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 North Glenwood Avenue
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

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 West 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
  • Reference: Daniel Stucker, St. Michael

David Jones
Homewood, Illinois 
779-225-9100
Vocal3909@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weekdays, Weddings, Funeral and para-liturgical ceremonies
  • Soloist, Choir Director, Accompanist, Proficient on organ and acoustic guitar
  • Bachelors of Music - emphasis in choral conducting; Masters in Music - emphasis in vocal pedagogy; Minors in Religious Studies and Secondary Education
  • Taught music for 30 years K-12 and Pastoral Musician for over 35 years with emphasis in Afro-American Catholic Liturgical Music
  • 10 years experience in leading Spanish liturgical music
  • Experience in giving choral clinics and cantor workshops
  • No Location Preference
  • References available upon request

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

Nick Kabat
Logan Square, Chicago 60647
847.501.1862
nickkabat@sbcglobal.net

  • Available most Saturdays and Sundays, some weekdays, Weddings, Funerals, any other type of events
  • Piano, Organ, Percussion, Timpani, Drumset
  • Excellent sight reader, extensive arrangement experience through Sibelius, accompaniment for cantor and/or choir
  • City and N/NW suburbs location preference, but will travel most other places as well
  • somewhat-regular sub at St Emily parish (Mount Prospect) St Martha parish (Morton Grove) and St John UCC (Evanston)
  • Over a decade of liturgical music experience on all the above mentioned instruments at various churches around Chicagoland
  • Virtus certified
  • BM Jazz Studies, Depaul University, 2011

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; barbara.l.kawa@lsccom.com

  • 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
  • Reference: Rev. Paul Stein, Pastor, St. Frances of Rome, Cicero

Anthony Kawalkowski
5833 North Linder Avenue
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
  • References: St. Mary of the Woods, Mary Anne Eichhorn, music director / organist, St. Cornelius Church, Pastor Dan Fallon, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview, Russell Stern music director/organist/pianist, St. Beatrice, Richard Gersten, music director, St. Mary’s Buffalo Grove, Mary Pietro music director

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
  • Reference: Paul French, Music Director at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 773.525.0453, pkmcfrench@aol.com

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

Vicki Krstansky
Countryside, IL 60525
708.354.3246; 708.218.2665 
vkrstansky@juno.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
  • Location Preference: Downtown City, W, SW, NW
  • 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
  • Reference: Jonell Stetz, Coordinator of Music Ministries at St. Alexander Church, Jmstetz61@Yahoo.Com

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
  • References: Fr. Chris Ciomek, pastor, St Peter Damian, Bartlett IL; Mike Myers, music director, St John the Evangelist in Streamwood

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

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

Michael Myers
Streamwood, IL 
847.224.1220
bluzmike@aol.com

  • Saturday masses, Funerals, Weddings, Special Liturgies
  • Music Director, pianist, organist, cantor
  • No Location Preference

Dennis J. Newman
Minooka, IL
708.227.6837
lifesong@sbcglobal.net

  • 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

References

  • Fr. Mike Ahlstrom, Archdiocesan Vicar of Deacons, Emeritus
  • James Grzadzinski, Director of Music, Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet: music@straymond.net

 

Hieu Nguyen
Chicago, IL 60626 (Rogers Park)
224.600.0633
hnguyen6799@gmail.com

  • Availability: Saturday and Sunday Masses, weekend weddings and funerals, quinceañeras; weekdays (afternoon/evenings) if given sufficient advance notice
  • Instrumental Experience: piano, both as a soloist and accompanist (15 years); can improvise in many styles
  • Vocal Experience: bass/baritone, section leader, cantor
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Excellent sight-reader for piano and vocal music
  • Composer of original instrumental music for solo piano or small ensembles
  • Location Preferences: City: N, NW, downtown, or anywhere accessible via public transit; Suburbs: N, NW, W, SW

Reference

Jeanne Anne Aukofer
jaukofer@stthomasmorechurch.org
Director of Music and Liturgy
St. Thomas More Church, Elgin, IL

Kirsten Hedegaard
khedegaard@luc.edu
Director of Choral and Vocal Activities
Loyola University Chicago

Mora Novey
815.883.0021
moranovey@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Weddings, Funerals
  • Vocalist, Organ, 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

Carl Opat
219.678.8726
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

Catherine Reich
18 South Holly Avenue
Fox Lake, IL 60020
224.243.0756
songerina@hotmail.com

  • Pianist, Organist, Cantor, Choir Director, Vocal Soloist
  • Funerals, Weddings and Sunday Evening Masses and Services
  • 25 years experience Bachelor of Music in Performance and Masters in Music Education
  • No location preference
  • References available

Kathy Roderer
3405 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

Ben Ross
benjamin.isaac.ross@gmail.com
815.299.4133

  • Sundays, Saturdays, Weekday Evenings, Funerals, Weddings
  • Vocalist, Cantor (Baritone/Bass), Choral Directing Experience, Excellent Sight Reader, Excellent Chant Reader B.M. in Voice and Music Ed. from University of Iowa
  • Comfortable singing in Latin, German, French, Italian, Spanish and English
  • No Location Preference

Michael Ruzicki
Chicago, IL
michaelruzicki@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Weddings
  • Piano Accompanist, Organist, Music Director
  • Experience Accompanying Masses in Spanish
  • Previously Served as Archdiocesan Music Director (Baltimore)
  • Location Preference: City of Chicago

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

  • 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
  • Eva Morgan

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

Greg Smith
206.795.8681
gregorysmithpiano@gmail.com

  • Piano | Harpsichord | Organ | Synthesizer/Electronic Keyboards
  • No Location Preference
  • Regularly Available Sundays and Saturdays, Varied Weekday Availability
  • 10 Years of Experience as Church Musician
  • Degree in Piano Performance (Jazz and Classical)
  • Experienced in Leading Groups Musically
  • Very Strong Sight-Reader
  • Not a cantor

Tom Stefan
815.723.1620
tom.stefan@hotmail.com

  • Saturday-Sunday-Weekdays
  • For Weddings, Funerals and Feast Days
  • Organist, Pianist, Cantor and/or Music Ensemble Director
  • B.A. – DePaul University
  • Location (Open)
  • 40+ years of experience in music ministry and liturgical music...a quick study
  • Experienced accompanist for The Assembly, Choirs, Ensembles, Cantors & Instrumentalists

John Steigerwald
Chicago, IL 
773.366.4020
einsteiger12@hotmail.com

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

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)

References: Music directors of St. Mary of Perpetual Help and St. Gregory the Great parishes 

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

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

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, Handbells
  • City: N
  • Suburbs: N, NW

Lauren Weber Wolf
Printers Row, Chicago, IL
708.254.6406
lwpianist@gmail.com

  • Saturdays, Sundays (Any Time); Weekdays (Evening Only), Occasionaly on Wednesdays, Daytime Weddings, Funerals
  • Pianist, Accompanist
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music - Piano
  • City: Downtown, S, SW, W; also N and NW with notice
  • Also available for nearby 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

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