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Professional Choral Singers

Professional Choral Singers

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church employs several professional choral singer positions each year. Positions are made available to individuals following a successful audition with the Director of Music. On occasion, professional choral singers are appointed to lead responsorial singing, service music, and, depending on qualifications, may be asked to teach or lead a choral ensemble for additional remuneration. These positions are given during or prior to the academic year. Auditions take place during the first week in September and throughout the year as needed. Positions are held from September through mid-June and may be renewed for successive years if both the choral scholar and the Director of Music mutually agree.

The choral ensembles of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church utilize a wide variety of choral music including, but is not limited to, Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, the choral music of the European choral tradition, and the choral music of the modern church. In addition to their choral singing duties, singers will be required to perform in up to two group recitals during each choral season without additional remuneration. The parish will award up to eight professional singing positions per academic year, 2 per voice part (SATB). Singers most familiar with singing in the early music and European renaissance choral traditions will be given preference.


  1. High level of musicianship and choral singing ability
  2. Knowledge of choral singing and ability to collaborate with others
  3. Good communication skills
  4. Dependable leadership skills

Schedule & Time Commitment

Professional singers report directly to the Director of Music. Singers are required to attend all regularly scheduled rehearsals and liturgies during the academic year. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. with the St. Maria Goretti Choir and on Thursdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m. with the Choral Scholars. Professional singers will sing for both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday liturgies (Call times 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. respectively). A full rehearsal and liturgy schedule for each choral season will be provided. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to be present for all assigned Advent and Christmas Eve/Day, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday liturgies.

Choral music education teaching opportunities are also available for additional remuneration pending a candidate's education and experience.

Application & Scheduling an Audition

To apply, please click on the link below. For more information, contact the Director of Music, Marco Antonio Melendez, at or 608-268-2976. You are also encouraged to send any links to video or audio clips of your singing to the aforementioned email address.


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