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Kinga Smutek

Music Director

I feel blessed to serve as Music Director here at St. Peter Damian. I started playing piano at the age of 6 and singing at the age of 7, taking private lessons in both. As I got older, I became involved in a variety of musical activities. I was in a Polish rock band for 4 years, in which I got to explore varities of music like rock, jazz, pop, and reggae, all while performing in differed states in the US as well as in Poland.

I graduated from Bartlett High School in 2017, where I participated in multiple choirs and held roles in the school’s musicals. In the Spring of 2021, I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music – Liberal Arts and a Minor in Spanish. Being raised Catholic, I have always tried to keep God in the center of my life. Music has allowed me to strengthen my relationship with Him in a transformative way.

I have been able to share my musical talents with many parishes in the Chicagoland area. I became musically involved with St. Peter Damian in 2013 when I began attending Polish school. I am grateful to everyone in the St. Peter Damian community for welcoming me with so much love, and I look forward to this new journey. I enjoy teaching piano and voice, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and reading.