“Cantare amantis est ... Singing belongs to one who loves." - Augustine

PHILOSOPHY

The successful teacher relentlessly demands excellence, and is devoted to the personal enrichment of her students. I seek opportunity for growth in adversity. A positive pivot within a pandemic. I am a forward thinker, leader, learner, and listener.

TRAINING

Studied Gregorian chant under Dom Saulnier at the Benedictine Abbey in Solesmes, France ~ 

Ward Method of Music Pedagogy certification ~ Chanted the Divine Office within religious community daily ~ 

Studied under renowned chant instructors from the USA and internationally ~ 20 years of experience with chant in sacred and secular settings

PROGRAMS

Developed Cathedral Chant School for the Diocese of Peoria, IL ~ Presented chant for Bradley University’s OLLI Program ~ 

Presented chant at Musica Sacra Saint Louis Conference ~ Presented chant for the AGO Saint Louis/NPM Saint Louis ~ 

Pro-Arte Saint Louis, Administrator ~ Ave Maria Law School, Choir Director ~ 

Years of experience as parish music director and elementary school music teacher ​

Hymn for Good Friday: Crux FidelisAngela Marie Rocchio, unedited
00:00 / 02:34
Offertory for Advent IV: Ave MariaOrganum et Vox concert, directed by Angela Marie Rocchio, unedited
00:00 / 01:50

Online Chant Sessions

  • Customized guidance for the cantor, director, and chant devotee.

    $60

  • Complete study of the notation, language, rhythm and singing of chant.

    Started Aug 26

    $175

  • Stop "making sausage" and bring the sacred text to life.

    Inquire for pricing

  • Convene your ensemble for an introductory look at Gregorian chant.

    Free will stipend

  • Gather the choir for prayer and renewal through scripture-based chant.

    Free will stipend

Sharpen your skills in classes from the comfort of your own home.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Dr. Horst Buchholz,

Director of Sacred Music,

Cathedral Basilica and Archdiocese of St. Louis

"I have known Angela for many years through the Church Music Association of America and was very pleased when she gave a chant workshop for the Archdiocese of St. Louis a number of years ago under the umbrella of our Music Sacra conferences.

 

"For the past few years she has also been a very solid section leader for the Cathedral Choir and Schola, and a superb cantor for Cathedral and Archdiocesan liturgies.

 

"Additionally she has done outstanding work preparing and leading the Gregorian chant at the Cathedral Basilica when I was away. Angela truly knows and loves that repertoire, and it shows."

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