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Summer Chant Workshop: Chant Pedagogy and Vocal Technique

Monday, July 29, 2024 - Friday, August 2, 2024
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey
Session Faculty: Br. John Glasenapp, OSB

This workshop is designed for directors of liturgical music and singers in parish liturgies. 

Dr. Rosemary Heredos will return for a week-long workshop focused on vocal technique and pedagogy, especially for chant. This workshop explores proper breath support, posture, diction, warming up, and reducing strain that may compromise the voice over time. The theme is predominantly on performance and schola rehearsal, though talks and discussions will also address practical elements of singing and conducting chant in parishes.

Dr. Heredos has performed with several ensembles in both America and Ireland, most notably ANÚNA as well as Cantoral, an all-female group based in Limerick that specializes in medieval chant and early polyphony.

She has cantored at Catholic churches in Northeast Ohio for more than 15 years and has taught in the Ethnomusicology Department at Kent State University. She holds a doctorate in historical performance practice from Case Western Reserve University and is an active liturgical musician. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the liturgies of Saint Meinrad’s Benedictine monastic community, as well as to form and sing in a chant schola.

Note: The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. CT Monday and ends after lunch on Friday.

This workshop is close to capacity and will close on June 30, 2024, or when all spots are filled.

Fees
Single- $875
Double- $975
Commuter- $300
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