The 2019 Institute faculty will consist of experts in the field of liturgical music from around the country.
Paul H. Colloton, OSFS, D.Min. is a member of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province. Paul is the Priest Chaplain and Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH. He served as the Director of Continuing Education for NPM for a little over thirteen years. Paul holds a D.Min. with a concentration in Word and Worship from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He has over 40 years experience in pastoral ministry as preacher, presider, liturgist, musician, educator, spiritual director, workshop presenter, retreat director, and author.
Frank L. Crosio is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Frederick Swann. He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists (FAGO) and a Fellow of Trinity College, London (FTCL). From 2006-2010 he served as Dean of the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has also served the AGO as Regional Coordinator for Professional Development, and currently is a member of the Board of Examiners for the Professional Certification Committee and is the Education Coordinator for the Northeast Region of the American Guild of Organists. He has been a performer at regional and national conventions of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Frank is currently Director of Music at the Garden City Community Church in Garden City, New York, and accompanist for the Diocesan Choir and Schola for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Prior to that, he served as Director of Music at the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, NY and St Ignatius Loyola in Hicksville, NY.
Monsignor Joseph DeGrocco is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and is currently Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst, NY. Formerly he was Professor of Liturgy and Director of Liturgical Formation at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York, and has also taught as a summer visiting professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He earned a Master of Arts in Theology (Liturgical Studies) from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. Msgr. DeGrocco is the author of Guide to Celebrating Funerals, The Church at Worship: Theology, Spirituality, and Practice of Parish Liturgy, and A Pastoral Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, all available from Liturgy Training Publications; Take and Eat: Living Eucharistically, from Catholic Book Publishing; and a Dictionary of Liturgical Terms, coming soon from LTP. He has also co-authored A Ministry of Consolation: Involving Your Parish in the Order of Christian Funerals, writes the “Q & A” column in the journal Pastoral Liturgy, and is a contributing author to Celebrating Good Liturgy: A Guide to the Ministries of the Mass and has written introductions to several documents in The Liturgy Documents volumes published by LTP. He is a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Msgr. DeGrocco can be seen weekly on television networks throughout the country as a host on the show Insight, produced by Telecare, the television station of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In addition to giving many parish talks and workshops in liturgy throughout his own and other dioceses, he is also part of a four-priest Parish Mission team.
Christopher Ferraro is the Director of Music at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lindenhurst, NY. He also serves as an organist, adjunct instructor and director of the Liturgical Music Institute at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY. He is a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, is a consultant and presenter for the Office of Worship and the Office of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and served for four years as the director of the Rockville Centre Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and is a member of the NPM Council and chair of the Pastoral Liturgy Interest Section for NPM. Mr. Ferraro holds Masters Degrees in Theology and Pastoral Studies as well as an Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Liturgy from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington and is certified as Director of Worship through the Alliance for the Certification for Lay Ecclesial Ministers. He also attended the SummerSong program and studied in the liturgical studies program at the University of Notre Dame. He has had articles published in AIM: Liturgy Resources (WLP), GIA Quarterly (GIA), Pastoral Liturgy (LTP) and Pastoral Music (NPM). He has also been a contributing author to the following books published by Liturgy Training Publications: Guide for Celebrating Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum, Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons and Weekdays, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and United in Christ: Preparing the Liturgy of the Word at Catholic Weddings (LTP).
Raymond J. Henderson has served as a director of liturgical Music since 1981. For the past twelve years he has directed liturgical music in the parish of Our Lady of Hope, Carle Place, New York. He conducts a successful repertoire of both English and Latin liturgical chant, with a specialty in congregational participation. Mr. Henderson is a professional organist, playing for the past twelve years under the guidance of Dr. Walter Hilse of the Manhattan School of Music. He is past Dean of the Suffolk, New York, Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Relating to Chant, Mr. Henderson, studied under the direction of Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB, of St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana. He has also studied at the Abbey of St. Peter, Solesmes. France. Other Chant studies include work with Dr. Robert Fowells, William Tortolano, Peter Bausch, the Archdiocesan School of Liturgical Music, New York. Mr. Henderson serves on the steering committee of the local chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians. He holds a BS in music education from Hofstra University, an MA in music composition, choral conducting, and organ performance, from the C.W. Post College, Long Island University, and an M.Div. from Immaculate Conception Seminary of New York in conjunction with the Loyola pastoral Liturgical Institute, NYC.
Susan Hugelmeyer has a busy career which is equally divided between work in liturgical music, teaching and performing. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Hugelmeyer is also a certified Somatic Voicework™ instructor. She has worked as a cantor, conductor and Director of Music for parishes throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre, as well as a cantor in the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York. As a soprano soloist, Ms. Hugelmeyer has performed in music festivals in Europe and the United States as well as in Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the “Listening Room” on WQXR and CBS Records. Ms. Hugelmeyer performs regularly as a recitalist with pianist and collaborator Jonathan Bley and with the Gold Coast Chamber Ensemble. She appears in opera aria and scenes concerts throughout the tri-state area and is a frequent soloist with area choral societies. She is director of Singing Star School of Vocal Arts and is the director of the Rockville Centre Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Ms. Hugelmeyer is a regular speaker/presenter at workshops and meetings for cantors, choral singers and music directors in the art of liturgical music performance for the various dioceses in the tri-state area.
Keith Kalemba was born and raised in New Jersey. His formal composition studies began in 1990, when he attended a student composition summer seminar at Westminster Choir College. He received a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Temple University in 1994, where he studied with Maurice Wright and Matthew Greenbaum and piano with Charles Abramovic. He also studied audio engineering. He received his Master of Music in Composition from Temple in 1996, where he was a graduate fellow and taught computer music. Keith's first experience of Catholic music ministry was as choir director for the Temple University Newman Center for four years. He was a delegate to the 1994 World Youth Day celebration in Rome, at which he represented the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. Keith joined the editorial staff at World Library Publications in 2001. As a music editor, his responsibilities include editing of octavos, songbooks, and instrumental music. He lends his production and performance skills to various WLP recordings. Keith's choral and instrumental compositions are published through World Library Publications. In addition to his work with WLP, Keith is active in his parish, Ascension Church in Oak Park, as assistant choir director, and is on music staff at St. John of the Cross in Western Springs. He is a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, where he has also been a presenter and board member of the Chicago chapter. Keith lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife, Clare, sons Sebastian and Xavier and daughter Rose.
Matthew Koraus is an accomplished composer, organist, and tenor, presently serving as the Director of Music Ministries for the Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, NY. He is also an adjunct professor of music at Hofstra University, NY. He has written an extensive amount of sacred music for both liturgy and concert, and a number of his liturgical works are published by CanticaNOVA Publications. Matthew holds the Master of Music degree in Composition from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied composition with Mark Stambaugh, and organ with Walter Hilse. Additionally, he holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Theory and Composition from Hofstra University, where he studied with Chandler Carter, David Lalama, Gregory Mercer, and Sonia Grib. His initial organ studies were with Michael Bower, of St. Agnes Catherdal, Rockville Centre, NY. Matthew also holds the Fellowship Certification from the American Guild of Organists, and was the 2013 winner of both the Fellowship Prize and the S. Lewis Elmer Award offered by the Guild. He also holds the Guild’s Choir Master Certification and was the 2015 winner of the Choir Master Prize. He recently served as dean of the Suffolk Chapter AGO. Matthew was a finalist in the 2014 National Competition in Organ Improvisation, and won the First Prize of the 2015 University of Michigan Improvisation Competition. Matthew is a highly sought-after tenor, having worked with choirs at such Manhattan institutions as the Church of Saint Agnes, 43rd Street, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue. He is a founding member of the vocal quartet VOX AQUARUM.
Lisa Evard Kelly is Director of Music at Our Lady of the Snows, Floral Park, NY and The Cathedral Seminary Residence in Douglaston, NY. Having earned a B. A. in Music at Queens College, she continued to study organ with William Whitehead, piano with Dr. David Gagne and harp with Jean Goldstein. Lisa is co-founder and artistic director of “Musical Themeworks”, a cultural enrichment program for children. As a free lance harpist, Lisa performs regularly with a chamber ensemble, “Trio Fantasie.” The trio, an elegant combination of harp, cello and flute, recently performed at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with the Glenn Mohr Chorale. In October, 2009, Lisa travelled to Rome and was organist at three basilicas: St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. John Lateran for the Masses celebrating the canonization of St. Jeanne Jugan. Also a music educator, Lisa teaches grade K-8 at St. Joseph School in Garden City and gives piano, organ and harp lessons privately. Lisa is a member of the music commission for the Diocese of Brooklyn
Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, is a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer, currently teaching at Santa Clara University. He is the recipient of the 2018 Pastoral Musician of the Year Award by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). He also serves as the main facilitator of the Cultural Orientation Program for International Ministers/Priests (COPIM) of Loyola Marymount University. He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, CA. Fr. Ricky’s music is published chiefly by Oregon Catholic Press. Some of his best known hymns include Beyond the Days, Worthy Is the Lamb, Spirit and Grace. He is also known for pioneering and popularizing Asian Catholic liturgical music in the United States with his hymns, By the Waking of Our Hearts and Many and Great. Fr. Manalo has written numerous articles and books on liturgy, culture, liturgical music, and intercultural communication. His book, The Liturgy of Life: The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices (Liturgical Press, 2014) was a finalist for the 2015 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers. And his book, Chanting On Our Behalf (revised edition, Pastoral Press, 2015) won the first place award for Best E-Book by the Catholic Press Association. Currently, Fr. Manalo is the official theological consultor for the USCCB steering committee for U.S. Asian Pacific Catholics. He remains an advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and the Committee on Divine Worship. When he is not traveling throughout the world, he resides at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
John J. Miller serves the Archdiocese of Newark as the Director of Music Ministries for the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Music Coordinator for the Office of Worship, Artistic Director of the Cathedral Concert Series, and chapter director for the Newark Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. As a frequent recitalist and clinician, John is in demand as both a performer and clinician in the areas of choral conducting and organ performance. He maintains a busy schedule of concerts and workshops as a speaker in the field of liturgical music. As both an active choral conductor and organist, his European performances have taken him to Rome, Venice, Leipzig, Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna. Locally he has been featured as solo organist as well as a guest conductor with the New Jersey Symphony, and is the conductor of the Cathedral Symphony and Chorus. Recent engagements include conducting chorus and full orchestra in performances of Beethoven NINTH SYMPHONY, Mendelssohn ELIJAH, Verdi REQUIEM, Duruflé REQUIEM, as well as a fully staged production of Poulenc’s DIAGLOGUES OF THE CARMELITES. He is also featured as conductor on the recordings “With Songs of Jubilation” under the GIA label, and “A Christmas Carol Sing” under the Pro Organo label, and “Salve Mater” under the DMAS label. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor Degree of Music, cum Laude, in organ performance and sacred music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he was the first recipient of the Jean Langlais Sacred Music Award. He graduated from Westminster Choir College (Princeton) with a double Master of Music degree with distinction in organ performance and choral conducting. Additionally, he was awarded the highest honor from the American Guild of Organists with the conferring of the Fellowship Certificate. John was given the honor of “Full-time Pastoral Musician of the Year” in 2001 by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is co-author of the publication: A Qualifications Statement and Bibliography for the Parish Musician, published by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
Mike Novak holds degrees in theology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He works as Parish Resources Editor at World Library Publications, where he is responsible for numerous print and online resources produced to assist parishes with their Sunday bulletins and other publications. He was the project manager for the publication of WLP’s award-winning edition of The Roman Missal: Third Edition. For more than thirty-five years, Mike has cantored at parish, diocesan, and national celebrations, including more than ten years at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. He has trained cantors and conducted cantor workshops in four dioceses and for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), and is the author of Called to be Your Song: Prayers for Cantors, published by World Library Publications (WLP) in 2010. Mike is a former director of the Office for Prayer and Worship for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and directed the Men’s Choir at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee for six years. He is a past member of the national board of directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, and is the author of articles that have appeared in Ministry and Liturgy, Catechumenate, AIM, and Prayer & Worship.
Steve Warner (B.A. in Religious Studies, St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, 1977; M.A., Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1980) is the founder of the Notre Dame Folk Choir and current Associate Director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Warner joined the Campus Ministry staff at Notre Dame in 1979, and continued in that department for more than thirty-five years, before moving to Ireland. The Folk Choir, begun in 1980, started with eight vocalists and no library; by his departure in 2016 it was an endowed ensemble of more than sixty singers and instrumentalists, their repertoire spanning all styles and languages: African, Mexican, French, Irish. Their extensive tours spanned the United States, Canada, Australia, England Scotland and Ireland – the latter a country to which they returned frequently. Their repertoire series, "Songs of the Notre Dame Folk Choir," began their first publications with World Library Publications of Chicago, IL. By the time of his departure it comprised about one hundred musical selections. Contributors to the series included the late Rev. Chrysogonus Waddell, ocso, former choirmaster of the Abbey of Gethsemani; and the Assistant Director of the Folk Choir, Ms. Karen Schneider-Kirner. Two mass settings, the Mass of Charity and Love and the Mass for Our Lady, have become part of the national landscape. In 2016 Steve became Associate Director of the newly established Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason, taking up stewardship of music and liturgy at John Cardinal Newman’s University Church on Saint Stephen’s Green, in the heart of Dublin, Ireland.