The Director of Sacred Music is a full-time, salaried position and is supervised by the Rector of the Cathedral parish. The Director is responsible for the overall execution of the Cathedral’s music ministry with a pastoral approach, in line with Church documents, policies of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, and Bishop McKnight’s vision on sacred music. This individual is in charge of the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Schola, the Cathedral School Choir, the Knights of Columbus Choir, the Adult Contemporary Ensemble, diocesan choirs for episcopal liturgies (as needed), assistant musicians, and cantors. The new Director will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Cathedral’s music ministry following an extensive interior renovation of the Cathedral and the construction of a new pipe organ (completion mid-2023).



·         Acts as principal organist and/or pianist for most Masses

·         Directs the Cathedral Choir, especially during episcopal liturgies

·         Prepares and rehearses with choir groups and cantors for Cathedral liturgies

·         Plans and reviews the hymns and Mass settings for regularly scheduled liturgies, including school Masses

·         Recruits other musicians as needed, and assists in acquisition of new instruments

·         Oversees the maintenance of the Cathedral’s pipe organ and pianos

·         Coordinates liturgical music for weddings, funerals, and other sacramental celebrations at the Cathedral, as well as various musical concerts held at the Cathedral (additional stipends provided)

·         Provides educational support for the music teacher in the Cathedral school

·         Encourages and supports young parishioners in using and developing their musical talents

·         Prepares the annual budget for the music program

·         Attends regular staff meetings, and serves as a member on the Diocesan Liturgical Commission

·         Executes other duties as assigned



·         Active, practicing Catholic, living a moral life according to the tenets of Catholicism

·         Master’s degree in music or equivalent professional experience

·         Proficient organ performance, and ideally, proficient piano performance

·         Choir directing skills

·         Excellent skills in administration, development of print materials, communication, collaboration, and supervision

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

·         Appreciation for both traditional and contemporary music selections

·         Familiarity with Catholic Church documents on sacred music

·         Availability to carry out responsibilities in the evenings, on weekends, and holidays

·         Membership in professional organizations


We offer a competitive salary, in addition to health insurance benefits, sick leave, vacation, and professional development opportunities.  To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the

Rev. Louis M. Nelen at the address above, or by email to