Director of Sacred Music - St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
    JOB TITLE: Director of Sacred Music
    ORGANIZATION UNIT: Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
    REPORTS TO: Director of Liturgy

    Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, a Roman Catholic Seminary located in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, is accepting résumés in anticipation of a potential opening for a Full Time Director of Sacred Music commencing in the fall, 2017. The Director of Sacred Music will work under the direction of the Director of Liturgy. In addition to directing the Seminary Choir (TTBB, 20 to 25 members) at Seminary liturgies and at 1 annual concert, the Director of Liturgical Music will also be responsible for:

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    • The training and administration of the cantor program;
    • The house organist schedule;
    • Planning and preparation for Sunday and weekday celebrations of Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours;
    • Liturgical music instruction of the seminary community;
    • Individual training in the presidential chants of the Liturgy;
    • Teaching courses to seminarians, candidates for the permanent diaconate, and laity on Sacred Music;
    • Other liturgical music/instruction as needed;
    • He/she will also be expected to serve as organist for some liturgies, organist responsibilities being shared with seminarian organists.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Master’s Degree in organ and/or church music
    • Excellent conducting skills and experience, mastery of the organ, extensive knowledge of Gregorian chant and the sacred choral repertoire, a familiarity with English plainsong resources and music for liturgies in Spanish, an understanding of Catholic liturgical tradition, a comprehensive knowledge of the liturgical and musical documents of the Roman Catholic Church, and effective pedagogical and communication skills.

    Please send cover letter, résumé, at least three references to Most Rev. Timothy C. Senior, Rector at
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