Catholic Cantor Workshops

Join Us in Orange County, Location TBD
Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Please contact us to sign up, or call (949) 468-8040


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Catholic Church
- Overview, Historical Perspective, Church Hierarchy, Important Beliefs/Catechism
- The Diocese, Organizational Structure, Bishop, Cathedral, Parish, Church, Pastor, Vicar
- The Church Building, Furnishings, Props, Symbols, Meanings, and Protocols
- The Players (Priests, Deacons, Lectors, Cantors, Altar Servers, Ushers, others)
- The Congregation, Missals, Hymnals, Participation, Procedures, AV
- The Liturgical Calendar
- Liturgy Teams, Leadership, Planning
- Music Ministry / Music Ministers

The Catholic Mass
- Structure of the Mass
- Meaning of the Mass Parts
- Sequence, Script, and Cues
- Cantor placement, positions, posture, movement, gestures, expressions
- Language (English, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, other)
- When Masses take place

The Role of the Cantor
- You don’t have to be Catholic to be a Catholic Cantor (or other musician)
- How the cantor leads the singing and inspires others to sing
- The importance of congregational singing
- Cantor as soloist
- Cantor may have other duties (choir member, section leader, instrumentalist, director)
- When Cantor accompanies self (piano, organ, guitar)
- Setting a participation and leadership example for all during mass

Repertoire
- Mass Parts (you will learn the most popular masses)
- Hymns, Anthems, Psalms (traditional and contemporary)
- Chants and Prayers
- Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation
- Service Music and Music for Special Occasions (Weddings, Funerals, Holy Days)
- Christmas, Easter, Pentecost
- Litany of Saints
- Other music options, styles of music
- Sources of Music (e.g., OCP)

Getting Work as a Catholic Cantor
- Job Seeking Strategies, Job Opportunity Listings
- Promotional Strategies
- Pay (what to expect, what to charge)
- Potential Employers and Job Opportunities in addition to Churches and Weekly Masses
- What those who may hire you are looking for most
- Resume, Cover Letter, Introductory Email, Website, Social Media
- Audition prep
- Audio and Video Samples


UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORKSHOP, YOU WILL HAVE
THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND MATERIALS NEEDED
TO CANTOR YOUR FIRST CATHOLIC MASS!

Please contact us to sign up, or call (949) 468-8040