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 serve as a cantor at various parishes in the South Jersey area. As a cantor for the Diocese of Camden, I’ve had the privilege of singing at special events including the Ordination of Deacons, Chrism Mass, Mass of Remembrance for deceased clergy in our Diocese, Mass in recognition of Religious Jubilarians, and the 2023 Eucharistic Congress.

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.
“Panis Angelicus” (Franck) and “Ave Maria” (Schubert). Ellen Estallo, piano.

I enjoy singing a variety of musical genres including 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 invited a diverse range of musicians to perform for my community and 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.
“Nella Fantasia”. Ellen Estallo, piano.
“O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.