Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Music Scoop for the Pope's Visit to the US

Check this link for the info on the liturgical music for the Holy Father's visit.

This lady to the left is Dr. Jennifer Pascual, she is the Director of Music at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC.

Here's a bit:

Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York will be overseeing all of the music for the liturgical events taking place in New York during the Papal Visit.

She is the first woman and the first Fil-Am to hold one of the most prestigious sacred music appoinrments in the United States at St. Patrick’s Cathedral as well as the special appointment for the Papal Visit. She also conducts the New York Archdiocesan Festival Chorale and has just been appointed Professor and Director of Music of St. Joseph’s Seminary and College in New York.

Jennifer earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where she studied with David Higgs. She holds a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Mannes College of Music in New York City where she studied with Nina Svetlanova and studied organ privately with Mc Neil Robinson. She received The Bachelor of Music Degrees in Piano and Organ Performance and Music Education from Jacksonville University in Florida where she studied with Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick and William Saunders. She has served as an organist and choir director in the Dioceses of St. Augustine, FL and Rochester, NY and the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ and New York City, NY.

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