• Director of Music

    St. Mary of Sorrows, a large and vibrant Catholic parish in Fairfax, VA, seeks a Director of Music.  He/she would be responsible for overseeing the music program for weekend Masses, Holy Days, weddings, funerals and other special liturgies as directed by the pastor.  He/she would be directly responsible for preparing, directing, and accompanying a 4 part adult choir for the 9:00AM Mass,  and scheduling, preparing, and accompanying cantors for the 12:30PM Mass each Sunday.

    At minimum, applicants for the job should have a Bachelor’s degree in music and be proficient in organ, piano, and choral directing.  They should also have an in depth knowledge of Catholic liturgy and current music repertoire suitable for liturgy.

    An advanced degree in music performance or liturgy, membership in professional organizations such as NPM (National Pastoral Musicians) and AGO (American Guild of Organists), experience with children’s choir programs and/or handbells would also be desirable.

    For more information, contact Colleen Turgeon at 703 978-4141, ex 114 or colleent@stmaryofsorrows.org.