AFPC/NCEA Webinar - Out of the Box and Into the World: Diversifying Choral Music

How do we as conductors steeped in the Western art music tradition enhance and enrich our repertoire base with music from other cultures? How can we approach this music authentically and teach it effectively to our own students barred by the same cultural constraints we are? This webinar will discuss resources and strategies for diversifying choral repertoire with music from around the world.

Presented by:
André-Louis Heywood
Artistic Director of the St. John's Boys' Choir and
Liturgical Music Director at St. John's Preparatory School

AFPC/NCEA Webinar - Cultivating a Musical Connection in Young Singers

Students begin forming their creative identities and associating themselves with specific activities well before adolescence. How can we make artistic activities appealing and inclusive for students of various backgrounds during these formative years? How do we retain their involvement through middle and high school and beyond? Who is missing from our programs, why, and how do we bring them to the fold?

AFPC/NCEA Webinar - Diocesan Choral Festivals Guidelines and Organization

Diocesan Choral Festivals build Catholic identity and performing excellence in an atmosphere of fun and worship for students in elementary, middle and high school. Listen to two national experts describe the organization, scheduling and planning of the day, performance standards, music selection, clinician's role and other related topics. Enjoy a short reading session of recommended opening and closing songs. Build camaraderie between schools and raise performance standards in your diocese.

40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores in Rome, Italy - Dec. 2015 - Jan. 2016

Thousands of travelers from all over the world gathered together in Rome to take part in a week of once-in-a-lifetime events for the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.

Video includes highlights from:
-"Mass for the Solemnity of Mary" - Jan. 1, 2016 - Celebrated by the Holy Father, Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica
-Private Papal Audience for Pueri Cantores - Dec. 31, 2015 - Paul VI Audience Hall

AFPC-NCEA Webinar "Engage! High Energy Choral Rehearsal Strategies"

Students learn faster when multiple learning processes are engaged. Using the techniques discussed in this webinar, your students will have more fun than ever learning their choral music, through movement, dance, discussion, and more! Techniques appropriate to elementary, middle school, and high school choirs are discussed, in a learning atmosphere reflective of Catholic teaching and the "servant-leader" model. Hosted by the National Catholic Educational Association [NCEA], sponsored by American Federation Pueri Cantores [AFPC], and presented by Dr. Richard Robbins and Jennifer Robbins.

Closing Mass - 38th International Pueri Cantores Congress, Washington DC July 2013

Choirs from around the globe gathered together in Washington, DC during the week of July 4 this summer for the 38th International Congress of Pueri Cantores. The closing Mass took place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and was celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Thank you to the Raskob Foundation for its generous support of this historic Pueri Cantores International Congress and the underwriting of this video.