Rev. Scott A. Haynes has a career in sacred music spanning three decades. He has made numerous recordings for the Sony Masterworks label.
As an organ and choral scholar at Washington’s National Cathedral from 1994-98, Fr. Haynes studied under the tutelage of Dr. Douglas Major, Organist and Choirmaster.
Fr. Haynes completed choral conducting studies at the University of Alabama under Dr. Sandra Willets, complimented by post-graduate studies with Dr. James Jordan at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey.
Having studied composition under Dr. Frederic Goosen, he won the American Society of Composers and Arrangers’ Raymond Hubbell Award for orchestral composition in 1992.
Ordained in 2007 for the Archdiocese of Chicago, he served as Prefect of Liturgy and Music at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago from 2006-2019, directing the parish choirs and orchestra.
As composer, arranger and editor, Fr. Haynes's work has written a wide range of liturgical music, which is available through Ignatius Press, St. Benedict Press, and Musica Pacis.