The role of a cantor is to facilitate congregational singing, enabling the gathered assembly to lift their voices in response to God’s word and action within the liturgy. They are to be a welcoming and engaging presence during the liturgy.
For this reason, it is important that cantors possess a voice that can truly lead the congregation. They should be able to read music quite well and be able to practice on their own. Cantors are expected to pick up their music from the music office with enough time to prepare for their scheduled masses. Individually scheduled rehearsal times with Josh Diaz are available during the week and are highly encouraged.
All cantors and prospective cantors will also be required to attend a cantor workshop once per year to learn new strategies on preparation for mass, learn about good vocal technique, and learn how to best lead the congregation in song during the liturgy. Upcoming cantor workshops will be announced when they are scheduled.
New cantors are mentored into their role as cantor over a trial period where they will be paired with an expereinced cantor.
If you are interested in becoming a cantor or learning more about this ministry, please contact theCoordinator of Music and Liturgy Joshua Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-227-4004 to set up a meeting or audition.
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