St. Paul Parish | 1580 Brown Street, Akron, Ohio 44301 | Rectory: 330-724-1263 | School: 330-724-1253 | Email
Music Ministry

St. Paul Music Ministry

To elevate music in worship as a tool by which the congregation is prepared to seek God’s presence with our whole heart, entire mind, spirit, and voice.

Director of Music
Heidi Guttermuth  330-733-0478 or 330-622-2299 or

Music Through The Summer
If you have a musical gift you would like to share this summer, are at least high school age, and would like to volunteer to put this musical gift to use either before Mass as a prelude or at the offertory, please contact Heidi, our Director of Music. Please contact me by e-mail, cell phone, or in person after Mass.


Youth Choir
Open to students grades 3-8.  To provide music for Christmas Vigil Liturgy and Easter Sunday and possibly other Sunday liturgies.  Rehearsals are held after school until 3:30 p.m.  Day to be announced.

St. Paul Ringers
Open to students grades 5-8.  To teach ringers to assume a role in providing handbell music for Christmas and Easter liturgies by assisting students in developing music reading skills.  Meetings are held Tuesdays in the church, from 2:50-4:00 p.m.

Adult Choir
The St. Paul Adult Choir is looking for singers. We are actively recruiting altos, baritones and tenors but will gladly welcome ALL singers. You must be at least high school age to join. Contact Heidi prior to September, when we will begin rehearsal. You may choose to sing with us for the Christmas Season or the Easter Season…all that is required is that you are available for Wednesday evening rehearsals. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the church.

Funeral Choir
If you are at a loss for words when someone’s loved one dies, maybe your place is in a ministry of comfort sharing your gift of music in the funeral choir. Joining is easy, just e-mail the director of music or call and ask that you be put on the list. You do NOT have to sing every time you are called, just whenever you are available. We rehearse one hour before the funeral, so you do need to have some weekdays available or even a Saturday.

If you enjoy solo singing and are interested in becoming a cantor, a singer who leads the sung worship at Mass on the weekends, please contact Heidi. Even one weekend a month is a blessing to our ministry. Open to any parishioner high school age to mature adult. Rehearsals are 1st Monday evening of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the church.

Praise and Worship Band
Junior High to Adult age musicians.  To serve as the musical worship team which accompanies a Praise and Worship Mass.  We currently have 1 team playing with the possibility of a second team in the future.   Meetings are usually once a month after the 11:00 a.m. Mass or Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m.

A small select group of 12 members that sing for Good Friday, All Soul’s Day, and other Holy Days.