The choir of the Church of the Assumption supports the prayer and worship of our Parish community. Music is integral to liturgy, and liturgy done well includes communal sung prayer of all who assemble in worship. The choir, guided by the Church document Sing To The Lord, provides an atmosphere conducive to worship and prayer, and fosters the art of musical liturgy. The primary role of the choir is to lead the assembly in sung prayer and to lead each member of the assembly to prayer through music. Our choir takes this charge very seriously while enjoying the camaraderie and friendship that develops along the way.
Scot Buzza is a choral conductor who was previously the music director for Bellarmine Chapel parish for 13 years. Scot has had an international performing career that includes solo appearances with orchestras in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela. He has held positions as principal violist of orchestras in Tokyo, Japan and Barcelona, Spain. As a chamber musician Buzza has performed worldwide, and his recitals have been broadcast on Radio France, PBS, Radio Amsterdam, Tokyo NHK and Radio Catalunya (Spain). Scot is a graduate of Yale University, where he held simultaneous fellowships in both the School of Music and the Department of Slavic Languages and Linguistics. He currently teaches Aural Skills and Music History in the Department of Music at Northern Kentucky University, and taught the sacred music curriculum at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music from 1999 to 2012. Scot is part of the music department faculty at Xavier University, where he founded and directed three choral ensembles, as well as teaches. He is currently the director of the KIIS Institute in Salzburg, Austria, where he has taught conducting since 2009.