Ben Riggs, Music Director

Jun 17, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the page of Ben Riggs, Music Director at Catholic Engaged Encounter. As an integral part of the Catholic Engaged Encounter community, Ben plays a crucial role in creating powerful and memorable experiences for engaged couples. With a deep passion for music and a commitment to serving the Catholic community, Ben brings a unique and meaningful perspective to the role of a music director.

The Role of a Music Director

As a music director, Ben is responsible for curating the musical journey of engaged couples throughout their encounter. Understanding the power of music in setting the tone and creating an atmosphere of joy, reflection, and celebration, Ben carefully selects and arranges musical pieces that align with the Catholic faith and engage the hearts and minds of the couples.

Creating Memorable Encounters

Ben's dedication to creating memorable encounters stems from his belief in the transformative power of music. Through his carefully curated selections, he aims to create a sacred space where engaged couples can connect with their faith, each other, and their shared journey towards marriage.

Whether it's a gentle hymn during a moment of reflection, an uplifting song that encourages celebration, or a timeless classic that resonates with the couple's personal story, Ben ensures that the music played during the Catholic Engaged Encounter leaves a lasting impact on every participant.

Expertise in Catholic Music

With years of experience in the Catholic music scene, Ben's expertise extends not only to selecting appropriate pieces for the encounters but also to guiding and supporting couples in incorporating music into their wedding ceremonies based on their unique preferences.

Understanding that the wedding ceremony marks a significant milestone in the couple's faith journey, Ben provides valuable insights and suggestions to help couples choose music that reflects the sacredness of the sacrament of marriage while resonating with their personal spiritual connection.

Collaboration and Community Building

Ben also understands the importance of collaboration and community building in creating a holistic experience for engaged couples. Working closely with the Catholic Engaged Encounter team, he fosters a sense of unity and spirituality through music.

Whether it's working with fellow musicians, vocalists, or liturgical planning committees, Ben ensures that the music seamlessly intertwines with other elements of the encounter, enhancing the overall ambiance and creating a cohesive and transformative experience for all participants.

Expanding the Catholic Engaged Encounter Community

In addition to his role as a music director, Ben actively seeks opportunities to expand the reach and impact of the Catholic Engaged Encounter community. Through workshops, seminars, and collaborations with other faith organizations, Ben shares his passion for music and its ability to deepen engagement and connection within the Catholic community.

By fostering meaningful relationships and partnerships, Ben aims to increase awareness and accessibility to Catholic Engaged Encounter programs, ensuring that engaged couples across diverse communities have the opportunity to embark on a faith-filled journey towards a Christ-centered marriage.

In Conclusion

Ben Riggs, Music Director of Catholic Engaged Encounter, brings a wealth of passion and expertise to the role. Through his carefully curated music and collaborative approach, he creates immersive encounters that leave a lasting impression on engaged couples. As part of the larger Catholic Engaged Encounter community, Ben's dedication to fostering unity and spirituality through music plays a vital role in supporting engaged couples on their journey towards a joyous and faith-filled marriage.