Music ministry of St. Mary of the Lake strives to cultivate and offer our gifts and talents to God in a way that encourages the spirit of collaboration and community amongst musicians and assembly as we grow in our faith.


Ensembles are flexible, consisting of singers and instrumentalists that vary from one week to the next.  Most ensembles meet to rehearse on the Thursday evening prior to the Sunday when the members are scheduled.  Some ensembles are smaller and more contemporary in style and others are larger with an emphasis on choral part singing.  To get involved in an Ensemble, please fill out the Flexible Ensemble Interest Form.

Festival Choir

Festival Choir sings a variety of styles of sacred music from traditional to contemporary and everything in between.  Choir will rehearse certain Thursday evenings during the year to prepare for liturgies during Advent/Christmas, Easter, etc.  The choir is open to anyone grade 9 through adults who have an interest in singing. No audition or prior experience is required. 

Teen Music Ministry: Teens in grades 7-12 are invited and encouraged to share their gifts with the community!  Singers and instrumentalists are welcome to participate in leading the music for Mass, including the 11:00 AM Mass on Christmas morning.

Children’s Choir: Children in grades 3-6 are invited to participate in a children’s choir beginning this December. The choir will meet on Thursdays at 5:00 PM and sing for the 4:00 PM Mass on Christmas Eve.


Instrumentalists enhance the music and prayer of the community.  Common instruments at Mass include: guitar, strings, woodwinds, and trumpet.

If you are interested in serving in any of these music ministry opportunities, please email Jaclyn Schwartz and Rebecca Kaup at [email protected].