Professor and Director of Sacred Music - St. Joseph's Seminary (Dunwoodie) (Yonkers, NY)

Date Posted: 
September 6, 2022
Organization Name: 
St. Joseph's Seminary
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Job Description: 

St. Joseph's Seminary - Dunwoodie (Yonkers, New York) - St. Joseph's Seminary, a Roman Catholic seminary located in Yonkers, New York, is accepting résumés for the full-time position of Professor and Director of Sacred Music, commencing in fall 2022. In addition to directing the Seminary Schola (TTBB, 15 to 20 members) at Seminary liturgies and at an annual concert, the Professor and Director of Sacred Music will also be responsible for:

  • planning music and playing organ for Sunday and weekday celebrations of Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours;
  • teaching courses to seminarians, candidates for the permanent diaconate, and laity on sacred music;
  • liturgical music instruction of the Seminary community;
  • individual training in the presidential chants of the Liturgy;
  • training and administration of the cantoring program;
  • house organist schedule;
  • production of worship aids for Seminary liturgies; and
  • other liturgical music/instruction as needed.

He/she will also be expected to serve as organist for Seminary liturgies, with some organist responsibilities shared with seminarian organists. The Director of Sacred Music will work under the direction of the Director of Liturgical Formation.

Qualifications include at least a master’s degree in organ or church music, excellent conducting skills and experience, mastery of the organ, extensive knowledge of Gregorian chant and the sacred choral repertoire, a familiarity with English plainsong resources and music for liturgies in Spanish, an understanding of Catholic liturgical tradition and its pastoral application, a comprehensive knowledge of the liturgical and musical documents of the Roman Catholic Church, and effective pedagogical and communication skills.

The Seminary is home to a 41 rank, 3 manual Casavant Frères organ with two consoles.

Please send cover letter, résumé, at least three references, and two recordings — one organ piece and one choral piece, in digital format (MP3 or AAC) — to Fr. Matthew Ernest, Academic Dean and Director of Liturgical Formation, at