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Mon, Feb 26


Saint Ambrose Catholic Church

Cantor Workshop

Presenters: Amy Massey and Valerie Kopinski Fee: $10 NPM DC Chapter or Arlington Chapter members, $15 non-members

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Cantor Workshop
Cantor Workshop

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, 3107 63rd Ave, Cheverly, MD 20785, USA

About The Event

Cantors are called to be psalmists, song leaders, animators of the assembly and musical presiders for our Catholic assemblies. They fill essential roles for vibrant worship. Come to learn and practice techniques that will strengthen your skills, so that you can unleash the song in the hearts of your assemblies.

Amy Massey has been working with liturgical musicians and training cantors in the Archdiocese of

Washington DC for over 15 years. As a life long music educator, she looks forward to working with cantors of all levels. Amy is the director of music ministries at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, MD.

Garnering praise for her “rich-voice, energetic stage presence and vocal grandeur,” dramatic soprano, Valerie Kopinski has been a cantor and section leader at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown since 2015. Prior to joining Mother Seton, she was the soprano section leader and soloist at Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda for ten years. A native of Germantown, Maryland, Ms. Kopinski graduated as a Pressor scholar in Voice from the University of Maryland. She completed her Master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of Rita Shane. While in Rochester, Ms. Kopinski both cantored and directed an all-Eastman choir at St. Anne’s Church for three years.

We encourage everyone to come prepared to sing a psalm or antiphonal communion song.

Accompaniment will be provided to those who do not bring their own organists or pianists.

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