Sat, Oct 12|
Jesus the Good Shepherd Church
Open to cantors of all ages and experience levels! Come early (8:30a - 9:00a) for registration, coffee and donuts. $10/members $15/non-members.
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jesus the Good Shepherd Church, 1601 W Mt Harmony Rd, Owings, MD 20736, USA
About The Event
Registration Fee: $10/members $15/non-members
8:30a - 9:00a: Registration, coffee and donuts
Presenters: Amy Massey and Valerie Kopinski
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. For those that plan to sing, bring two extra copies of your song to share with Valerie and Amy.