Mr. Greg Etzel


Assumed the position of Full-time Director of Sacred Music in the Office of Divine Worship in July of 2014.  Began working for the Catholic Diocese of Peoria in 2008 as a Choir Section Leader, Cantor, Soloist and member of the Pontifical Brass.  His service to the Cathedral includes Assistant Director for the Cathedral Chant School/Schola and Assistant Choir Director.  Prior to working at Saint Mary’s Cathedral he served in churches of various denominations in the Quad Cities area.  While being born and raised in a Methodist church, he worked in Presbyterian and Episcopalian churches before settling at Saint Mary’s Cathedral.  Served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Black Hawk Community College, in Moline, IL; Knox College, in Galesburg, IL; Monmouth College, in Monmouth, IL; and as an Instructor of Record at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, MI.  Stays active in the region as a freelance trombonist and vocalist in a wide variety of settings and genres.  Received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, with additional studies in Choral Conducting, from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  He completed his undergraduate studies in Vocal and Trombone Performance at Western Illinois University, in Macomb, IL; and Black Hawk Community College, in Moline, IL.


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