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Parish Schola Singer: SATB $12,500 per year

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (La Habra)






The Sacred Music Program of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in La Habra, Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, seeks to hire professional singers to serve as members of our Schola Cantorum, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, and to assist as Section Leaders in our Parish Choir. Annual remuneration is $12,500.00. Special Liturgies offer additional remuneration up to $1,500 per annum.


• Bachelor’s degree in music performance or appropriate equivalent experience;
• Prior work experience singing in a Schola or professional music group, as well as prior work experience serving as a Section Leader;
• Excellent sight-reading skills;
• Excellent vocal technique, musicianship, and ensemble skills;
• Willingness and ability to inspire and support our Parish Choir choristers.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Attend all scheduled rehearsals, Masses/Services, concerts, etc. as required by the Schola Cantorum Director and Music Director;
• Thoroughly prepare and perform music as selected by the Schola Cantorum Director and Music Director including any assigned solos;
• Lead musically and by example, their section and the choir in performance, behavior, attendance, and punctuality at rehearsals, Masses/Services, and concerts;
• Lead sectional rehearsals as required;
• Welcome and assist members of our Parish Choir where needed;
• Maintain respect of our Catholic faith, church, clergy, parish staff, and faith community.
One weekly Thursday evening parish choir rehearsal from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. from September through June.
One Mass every Sunday at 10:00 am, preceded by a 9:00 am rehearsal.
One monthly rehearsal in July and August, when the Parish Choir is on summer break. The Schola Cantorum will continue to provide music every Sunday for our 10:00 a.m. Mass, preceded by a rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. during the months of July and August.

Special Liturgy Schedule:
The Schola Cantorum will also sing for special liturgies. These liturgies are also preceded by a one-hour rehearsal prior to the Mass/Service. Special Liturgies include:

• August 15, 2024, Assumption of Mary
• November 28, 2024, Thanksgiving
• November 1, 2024, All Saints
• November 2, 2024, Mass of Remembrance
• December 9, 2024, Immaculate Conception
• Advent Lessons & Carols, 2024
• December 12, 2024, Our Lady of Guadalupe
• December 24, 2024, Midnight Mass
• December 25, 2024, Christmas Day
• December 28, 2024, Feast of the Holy Innocents
• March 5, 2025, Ash Wednesday
• Lenten Tenebrae Prayer Service, 2025
• April 17, 2025, Holy Thursday
• April 18, 2025, Good Friday Service
• April 19, 2025, Easter Vigil

Auditions will take place on Thursdays. Please submit a resumé or curriculum vitae to:
Connie Salazar
Music Director
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
562 691-0533 X108

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (La Habra)

900 W. La Habra Blvd

La Habra, CA 90631