Sacred Music

Welcome to the Sacred Music area of our website. Our ministry provides music for the enhancement of liturgies at Saint Rose, keeping with both the rich tradition of the Catholic Church and the Second Vatican Council. On this page you will find information about the Music Ministry, opportunities for involvement, upcoming events, and recordings. We hope that you enjoy learning more about what it is that we do. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the church office or Stephen Koshgarian, Director of Music and Liturgy, at (615) 893-1843 Ext. 1021 or at skoshgarian@saintrose.org.

Ensembles & Opportunities

Parish Choir
The Saint Rose Parish Choir sings at the 11 a.m. Mass from after Labor Day until Pentecost, as well as on Christmas and during Holy Week. Those interested in joining should be high school-age or older, able to attend rehearsals, and willing to make a regular commitment. Although helpful, the ability to read music is not required; however, the ability to follow music and learn pitches quickly is. The Parish Choir is currently looking for new members.

Cantors
Cantors serve to lead the responsorial singing with the congregation at every Mass. They sing year-round on schedules prepared a month in advance and meet with the Director of Music 45 minutes before Mass for rehearsal. A strong voice and the ability to read music well are required. The Cantor Corps is currently looking for new members.

Instrumentalists
If you play an instrument, please contact the Director of Music about occasional opportunities to play during Mass.

Schola Cantorum
The Schola Cantorum is a quartet of professional vocalists from the greater Nashville area. They sing at the 8:30 a.m. Mass from Labor Day until Pentecost, as well as on Christmas and during Holy Week.

About Our Music Director

Stephen Koshgarian was appointed the Director of Music and Liturgy at Saint Rose in 2013. A native of New Jersey, he completed his undergraduate degree and apprenticeship in Organ Performance with William Entriken at New York University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also holds a Masters degree (with honors) in Organ & Church Music from the University of Kansas where he studied with James Higdon and Michael Bauer.