We are most grateful and have been blessed with Mr. Ricardo Morante and Mrs. Cindy Cotto who have coordinated the music ministry in our Spanish Masses and with Mrs. Sarah Lacasse, our cantor, in the English Masses. Sarah has been most gracious in being the interim director of music in selecting the hymns and ensuring that we have an organist/pianist for funerals, weddings, and Sunday English Masses while we sought a new director of music.
Therefore, I am happy to announce that Mr. Agustin Muriago will be our new director of music beginning in mid August. Mr. Muriago is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in piano performance at The Hartt School of Music, where he is the recipient of a music talent scholarship, studying under the guidance of Luiz de Moura Castro.
He has performed in both solo and chamber music recitals throughout Argentina, the United States, and Spain. He recently took part in the Gijon International Piano Festival, thanks to a scholarship from the Spanish American Music Council.
In 2013 he graduated from New York University with a Master of Music degree in piano performance as a student of Dr. José Ramón Méndez. Mr. Muriago has also served as adjunct piano faculty at New York University.
Agustin Muriago holds degrees from Rowan University in New Jersey (Bachelor of Music in Piano performance, summa cum laude), the “Manuel de Falla” Conservatory of music in Buenos Aires (Piano Pedagogy and Performance degree), and from the Catholic University of Argentina (Bachelor of Music in Composition).
For more info on Mr. Agustin Muriago you can visit his website: www.agustinmuriago.com.ar I kindly ask that you keep Agustin, Sarah Lacasse, Ricardo Morante, and Cindy Cotto in your prayers as they continue to lead our parish music ministry.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Jose A. Mercado
Father Jose R. Linares