Music

Cantor for Catholic Liturgies & Performer

Music beautifies liturgy and uplifts prayer. An excellent Cantor proclaims God’s word by singing with intention, an understanding of liturgy, and faith. I’ve sung for numerous Masses, including funerals, weddings, and feast days, and I’ve collaborated with other music ministers in selecting appropriate music for each liturgy.

I am frequently requested to sing at various parishes in the South Jersey area. As a Cantor and Choral Member for the Diocese of Camden, I’ve had the privilege of serving as Cantor at diocesan events including the Ordination of Deacons, Chrism Mass, Mass of Remembrance for deceased clergy in our Diocese, and Mass for World Day of the Sick.

I’ve worked with various instrumentalists including pianists, organists, and string and brass quartets. I’ve also been invited to coach other Cantors and provided individual and group vocal instruction.

Psalm 65 by J. Vovak.
“Joyful Joyful.” Susanna Steigerwald-Orap, organ.

I earned my Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. I studied private voice with Harold Evans and performed in choral ensembles led by Drs. Amanda Quist, James Jordan, and Joe Miller.

I enjoy singing a variety of musical genres including sacred, classical, pop and music theater.

Bringing professional-level musical experiences into the library for my community has been one of my most beloved endeavors as a public librarian. I have not only invited other musicians to perform for my community, but I’ve coordinated and performed in some of my own concerts as a soloist, accompanied by fellow musicians.

“In My Own Little Corner” from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Patrick Gardner, piano.
“O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
“Nella Fantasia”. Ellen Estallo, piano.
“Vanilla Ice Cream” from She Loves Me.