Essential Vocal Skills for Church Choir members

Presented by: Dan Keeley

Breakout Session II
Monday, June 12, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

So, you’ve been thinking about joining your parish choir.  Have you also thought about what basic skills you might need to participate in the music ministry?  We will incorporate strategies for building those skills that choir directors aspire for each choir member to possess.  Start warming up!

About 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.