Jacob Benda is appointed director of sacred music and liturgy for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, where his duties will include presiding over the Wicks pipe organ, directing the semi-professional parish choir, and developing a concert series.
A parish with a rich history, the building is the oldest continuously used church building in Minneapolis and is part of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.
In addition to his church work and performance schedule, Benda is a published author, producer, and member of various boards. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2015 under the mentorship of Herndon Spillman.
He is represented by Seven Eight Artists. For information: www.seveneightartists.com.