The Catholic School Music Teachers and Parish Children’s Choir Directors Summer Choral Academy is scheduled for Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26, 2015.
“O Beauty ever ancient, ever new.” St. Augustine of Hippo – Confessions
Spend a week dedicated exclusively to Catholic School Music Teachers and Parish Children’s Choir Directors, learning the Church’s sacred choral and liturgical music tradition to hand on to the Catholic school child.
Work with two of the leading national Catholic children’s choir directors, Lee Gwozdz, Donna Kinsey, and other liturgical musicians, to:
- Enhance your professional choral and teaching skills
- Broaden your sacred and liturgical music repertoire
- Deepen your understanding of the spirituality of the Church’s liturgical music
Participate in choral voice training sessions with both Mr. Lee Gwozdz and Ms. Donna Kinsey to develop the harmony voice of the child and learn new repertoire.
Deepen your understanding of the theology of singing the Liturgy, presented by Lowell A. Davis, M.Div.
Meet and share with others the special challenges and successes of teaching the sacred music tradition of the Church.
Catholic Education of the musical and liturgical soul - Opening presentation by Rev. Michael G. Earthman, director, formation, St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston, Texas
A Renaissance Chorale - A concert by well-known Piping Rock Singers, under the direction of Kevin Clarke, Director of Liturgical Music, St. Theresa’s Church, Sugarland, Texas
Sacred Classical Compositions - A concert of classical hymnody by the “Sola Stella” singers, founded and directed by Felipe Gasper, Director of Liturgical Music, Annunciation Church, Houston, Texas
What school children can sing! - Chant, Classical, and Contemporary selections sung by the children’s chorale of St. Theresa’s Catholic school, Sugarland, Texas, directed By Mr. Ben Geier, school music director.
A Pastor of Young Souls - A Catholic School, handing on a sacred tradition of faith, in word and song. Banquet presentation, Rev. Tom Rafferty, Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Catholics School, The Woodlands, Texas.