Linda M. Cerabona, M.A.

Director of Music and Organist

Full-time Director of Music/ Organist in the Department of Liturgy and Music.

Just as music can enrich our celebration of the Mass, the study of music makes for a well-rounded, pastorally-sensitive parish priest who will care for and love his people.

Producer of two CD’s for Mundelein Seminary: Cantate Domino/ Sing to the Lord (Diaconate Ordination 2009) Venite Adoremus Dominum/ Oh Come Let Us Adore the Lord (Christmas 2010). Co-authored “Praise God with Full Voice; Sacred Music, Mundelein Seminary, and the Global Church”, The Bridge; Winter/ Spring 2011 │ Co-Authored “Remembering Father Richard J. Wojcik”, The Bridge; Spring/ Summer 2013. Researched the history of sacred music at Mundelein Seminary and was a committee member of the Mundelein Sacred Music Exhibit in the McEssy Gallery, The Remember the Singing, 2007. Coordinator of the Acquisition, Installation, Blessing and Dedication of the E.M. Skinner Organ, Opus 621 (1926) for the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, 2012-2014 with Cardinal George, Bishop Barron, and Fr. Tom Franzman. Coordinator of the Cardinal Mundelein Wurlitzer Theatre Organ console restoration and rededication with CATOE and Fr. Tom Franzman, 2011-2014. Founder of the Richard J. Wojcik Lunchtime Concert Series featuring seminarians and faculty. Recipient of the Westerman Foundation Grant to archive and preserve the historic Sacred Music Collection of Mundelein Seminary (2017). Redesigned and relocated the entire current seminary music collection of books, music, and instruments to a permanent space (2021). Organist, pianist, vocal coach, and choir director serving in various parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago (1967-present).

Also served the Diocese of Joliet from 1994-2004.

Memberships: Serves on the board of the American Guild of Organists, North Shore and Chicago Chapter (2020-present). Co-founder of Chicago Theatre Organ Enthusiasts (CATOE) and member (2011-present). Auxiliary member of the Office of Divine Worship, Chicago (2000-present). Member of NPM (1972-present). Founding member and advisor for Joliet Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (2002). Member of the American Guild of Organists Hospitality Committee for National AGO Convention in Chicago.

DePaul University School of Music, 1978; Chicago DePaul University School of New Learning, 1993; Chicago.