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Musicianship for Singers Workshop: Western Vicariate

  • Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church 2505 Electric Road Cave Spring, VA, 24018 United States (map)

Join the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Worship as we present another series of workshops for singers.

This workshop is for cantors, choir members and ensemble singers, who seek greater understanding of the music they sing and enhanced skills for reading it from the printed page. 3 Sessions will be provided, one in each vicariate or area of Virginia: Western, Central, and Eastern.

This one is for the Western Vicariate and held in Roanoke, VA at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church.

About Your Guest Speakers:

Dan Keeley:

Dan Keeley (a native of Roanoke) is a singer, songwriter, composer and teacher, who is one of Bob and Nina Keeley’s 15 children.  He has been the music minister at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke for the past 24 years where he directs three choirs, composes and arranges.  Dan and his wife Donna have been married for 25 years and have three children: Brian, Laura and Kate.

 Dan attended Roanoke Catholic School and his degrees include a BA from Roanoke College and an MA from Radford University in vocal performance.  Dan has also taught music locally at several schools in the valley.  Dan also completed the National Association of Pastoral Musicians Cantor Collegiate Certification in 2014 which certifies a musician’s advanced skills for serving as cantor and psalmist of the liturgy and an understanding of a spirituality of ministry.

Melanie Coddington:

In thirty-plus years as a cantor, serving parishes, teaching the craft in workshop settings, and writing (currently for OCP’s Today’s Liturgy), Melanie Coddington has shaped the ministry of thousands of cantors. She serves as Regional Minister for Christian Formation for the Diocese of Richmond.