Staff Member: Julie Ciurleo
Julie Ciurleo received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance (1979) and a Master of Arts Degree in Music Education (1986) from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is a member of the National Pastoral Musicians, and the Duluth Music Teacher’s Association. She has attended and participated in numerous workshops for singers and pianists, as well as a number of conventions relating to her work here at St. Lawrence. Her background is in accompanying, both for vocalists and instrumentalists. She grew up at St. Lawrence, and learned how to play the organ for mass when she was in high school. Now Julie serves St. Lawrence as its music director. She directs the contemporary choir (aptly named RUAH, which is the Hebrew word for “breath of the Holy Spirit”). She oversees the scheduling music ministers for the 5PM Saturday and 8AM Sunday masses, as well as the various Holy Days and special events that require music during the church year. You can contact her when planning a wedding or a funeral. Julie also teaches voice and piano in her home studio. If you wish to contact Julie, you can reach her at St. Lawrence, 722-2259, her home phone, 722-1762, or her email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.