John Romeri

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John A. Romeri became the Organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in 1992. He serves the Archdiocese of St. Louis as Music Coordinator and is the Artistic Director for Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts. Before coming to St. Louis, he was the Organist-Choirmaster at the Church of the Assumption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for nineteen years. In addition, he served as the Director of Music for the Diocese of Pittsburgh and taught at Duquesne University and Carlow College. Dr. Romeri has a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance, magna cum laude, from the Conservatory of Music, University of Pacific, Stockton, California, and a Master of Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. He holds the Colleague, Choirmaster, and Associate Certificates from the American Guild of Organists. In 1998, he was presented an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Lindenwood University, St. Louis.

In 1996 Dr. Romeri was named "Full-time Pastoral Musician of the Year" by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians at their national convention in Stamford, Connecticut, and voted "Outstanding Choir Director for 1998-1999" by the Missouri Choral Directors Association. A frequent choral clinician, Dr. Romeri has conducted choral festivals in cities throughout the United States, and his choirs have toured Europe, French Canada, and the Eastern United States. In January of 1999 he provided the musical leadership for the pope's visit to St. Louis, conducting the choir and orchestra for the Mass and the evening prayer service.


Choral Festivals
One or two day events-some ending with a Mass with prelude and postlude music; others may be in a concert/music festival format.

Choral Techniques
Topics include: group vocal techniques, vocal colors in the ensemble, singer voicing, stylistic singing for the different periods of music.

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