Music Ministry

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The Music Ministry Team at Saint Teresa's is alive and active, and we want you to know about the many ways you can get involved!

 

Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the ministry of music empowers worship and facilitates prayer in the liturgical celebration.

 

As an integral part of our parish life, this ministry is made up of many talented volunteers and professional musicians who are committed to creating a solemn prayer environment and joyous worship experience through music.

 

Encompassing a variety of styles from the rich tradition of hymnody to the songs of contemporary composers, there is something offered for every worshiper at Saint Teresa's. As fully active and conscious participants, the congregation is entrusted with an important responsibility to bring their voices and God given gifts to the entire worshiping assembly.

 

Whether you sing or play an instrument, we invite you to contact our Director of Music, Matthew Still, to learn how you can share your talents with the community.

Music Ministry Opportunities

Adult Choir


Joining the adult choir promises to be an enriching experience of fun and fellowship with other singers who share a love of sacred choral music. The choir welcomes new voices throughout the choral season, from September to the end of May. During these months the choir sings each Sunday at 10:30AM, as well as the Christmas, Triduum and Easter liturgies. Their repertoire includes: sacred traditional and contemporary liturgical pieces, and a variety of anthem-style meditation pieces with organ accompaniment. Our 2019-2020 Choral Season begins with the first rehearsal on Thursday, September 5th from 7PM-9PM in the Adoration Chapel. The Adult Choir will begin singing at the 10:30AM mass on Sunday, September 8th. We are in need of all voice types and encourage those interested to contact our Music Director, Matthew Still, to setup an informal audition.




Cantors


Cantors are an essential part of the liturgy. Singers who serve as a cantors should have good pitch, basic music reading skills, and an ability to help lead the congregation in song. Each cantor is scheduled based on availability and often requires preparation aside from the regular choir rehearsals. Singers who feel they may be eligible to participate in this important part of the music ministry are encouraged to contact the Music Director to set up an audition with prepared pieces and required sight-reading.




Instrumentalists


Instrumentalists enhance the musical offering at all of our weekend liturgies. If you play an instrument such as guitar, flute, violin, or trumpet, consider sharing your talents with us. They rehearse with our team of Music Directors with a flexible schedule and focus on confidence, sight-reading, rhythm, intonation, and musicality with the added benefit of exploring their faith and their role in the Church.




Children's Music Ministry


Participation in this exciting, fun and educational program will enable children to grow in their faith, expand their musical horizons and share the gift of song with the parish. Our "Come-As-You-Are Children’s Choir" is perfect for any child. All children are invited to join Kristen Hoyt, our Assistant Director of Music every Sunday morning at 9AM in Memorial Hall to prepare for and sing at the 9:30AM mass. There is no need to RSVP, simply show up with a smile and be ready to sing! Children can participate on any given Sunday as long as they arrive thirty minutes before the mass. Email: kristenh@stteresaavila.org




Teen Music Ministry


Teenagers who attend the Sunday 12PM (Memorial Hall) or 5PM (Church) masses are invited to join the Music Ministry as singers and instrumentalists. The style of music is a blend of Catholic contemporary and Praise and Worship accompanied by piano, guitar, and percussion. Volunteers will receive music in advance followed by a flexible rehearsal schedule with the Music Director.




Spanish Music Ministry


The Spanish Mass occurs each Sunday at 12PM (Church) and has a Music Ministry of singers and instrumentalists open to new volunteer members. If you sing or play an instrument such as guitar or percussion, and you regularly attend the Spanish Mass, we invite you to consider sharing your talents with the community.





   Additional Programs   

The Cherubs' Music Class

 

This is a new, seasonal program offered to preschool through elementary school aged children on Tuesday afternoons in Memorial Hall with our Assistant Director of Music, Kristen Hoyt. Children will sing, dance, read rhythms, learn basic sight reading, and further explore their faith.

Christmas Children's Choir

This choir meets seasonally during Advent and is open to all children between 4 and 12 years of age. They prepare the way for the Lord by joining together with their friends and fellow parishioners in song and sing at the Annual Music Ministry Christmas Concert, as well as on Christmas Eve.

Interested in either one?

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