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Joey Garcia

Adjunct Music Professor,  University Minister
jgarcia@marian.edu
Oldenburg Hall, Room OH130

Joey Garcia

Biography 

Pastoral musician, educator, and minister, Joey Garcia, is an adjunct faculty member  of the Department of Music who directs the Marian University Sacred Choir and serves as University Minister of Worship, Music and the Arts on Marian University's ministry team. 

Joey has been professionally employed by the Catholic Church since 2011 as a music minister and currently serves  as a Director of Music at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield, Indiana; a parish that ministers to over 1,800 families.  He has more than 10 years experience teaching music  in Catholic  Schools. His teaching experience includes directing both instrumental and choral groups with students from kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2021 while employed at Guerin Catholic High School as the chair of the Music Department, Joey received the Bishop Higi  Leadership Alumni Award from the Diocese of Lafayette. 

Joey holds a Bachelor of Arts  degree in pastoralMusic Ministry and in Music Education from Marian University, with a minor in Pastoral Leadership. Durning his time at Marian University, Joey also graduated as a San Damiano Scholar, where he met his wife Laura. They have 4 children and live in Westfield. Joey has taken continuing education courses through Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. 

Professor Garcia is also a member of the Indianapolis Archdiocesan Schola  Cantorum Choir Vox Sacra and sings regularly for Archdiocesan events with the Archdiocesan Choir. He enjoys playing a variety of different instruments and also recreationally plays bass guitar for Vinyl Trends, a pop/funk group in Indianapolis

Education

  • BA Music Education, Marian  University, 2011
  • BA Pastoral Music Ministry, Marian University, 2011

Affiliations

  • Member, National Association  of Pastoral Musicians (NPM)
  • Member, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • Member, National Association for Music Educator  (NAfME)

Courses

  • MUS 108 Sacred Choir
  • MUS 257 Music  in Catholic Worship
  • MUS 357 Liturgical Music Preparation and Repertoire

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