Breakouts

There are six blocks of breakout sessions (A-F), one breakout block each morning and each afternoon of the conference. For each breakout block there is a choice of eight breakouts (1-8). The details of each breakout session are listed below, grouped by block (A-F).

Please review the breakout sessions before registering for the conference. During the registration process you will be asked to specify your choices for each of the breakout blocks (A-F).

Workshops by Keynote Presenters

In addition to the keynote presentations and the plenary workshop our keynote presenters, Tony Alonso and Diana Macalintal, will also present breakouts within the breakout blocks. Each of their breakouts will be presented in two different breakout blocks to maximise the opportunity to attend their breakouts and your preferences for the other breakouts on offer.

Tony Alonso will present "Singing the Seasons: Music for the Liturgical Year" in Block C (C-8) and Block D (D-8). This breakout is a showcase of repertoire, including psalms and songs, for use throughout the liturgical year.

Diana MacAlintal will present "Liturgical Flow: Understanding the Key to Excellent Liturgy" in Block A (A-8) and Block E (E-8). This breakout is a workshop on liturgical principles and practice.

Workshops by Focus Streams

  • Stream 1 Children / Primary: A-1, B-1, C-1,D-1, E-1, F-1
  • Stream 2 Youth / Secondary: A-2, B-2, C-2, D-2, E-2, F-2
  • Stream 3 Liturgical Principles: A-3, A-8, B-3, C-3, D-3, E-3, E-8, F-3, F-7
  • Stream 4 Composition: A-4, B-4, C-4, D-4, E-4, F-4, F-8
  • Stream 5: Stewardship: A-5, B-5, C-5, D-5, E-5, F-5
  • Stream 6: Inclusivity: A-6, B-6, C-6, D-6, F-6
  • Stream 7: Ministry Development: A-7, B-7, B-8, C-7, D-7, E-7
  • Stream 8: Repertoire Showcase: B-4, C-4, C-8, D-1, D-8, E-2

Block A: Tuesday 1 October 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

  • A-1: John Burland - Let The Children Sing! Music For Sacraments, Seasons And Celebrations
    The use of song in classroom Religious Education is an effective and engaging way to teach and celebrate our faith. Music increases learning and enhances celebration. In this session John will share a variety of music that deepens children’s understanding of sacraments, the Liturgical Year and major Church feasts/ celebrations. These ‘easy to learn’ songs are rich in Church teaching and Scripture. They invite the use of prayerful movement and gesture. You will leave filled with the joy of the Gospel and equipped to creatively share the message of Christ with your children.

    John Burland is an educator and composer of religious music for children and adults. He has written and recorded over 300 songs and published 15 music collections internationally. John is the Professional Officer for Liturgy and Music for the Sydney Catholic Schools, Australia, and the National Music Consultant for Bayard, Inc in North America. During his extensive career, John has worked as a classroom teacher, Assistant and Acting Principal, and a Religious Education Coordinator in school and parish communities. He is a regular speaker at catechetical conferences and gatherings across Australia, North America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
  • A-2: Seth Harsh - Music in Youth Ministry
    A sharing of the strategy and successes of youth ministry in Wollongong with a particular focus on the use of music. The workshop will also include helpful tips on repertoire, performance, training, liturgical implementation, and diocesan agency networking/collaboration strategies.

    BMus, BTh, MATS, Grad.Dip.Ed.Secondary. Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator for Catholic Diocese of Wollongong (4 years).





  • A-3: Ursula O'Rourke - Singing the Rites of Christian Initiation
    Every moment in the RCIA process is enhanced by the singing of acclamations, responses, refrains, and hymnody appropriate to the particular Rite being celebrated. Such music supports the liturgical action, facilitates participation in the liturgy, and brings out more clearly the meaning of the texts. This workshop will enable participants to experience a variety of musical styles and settings that are appropriate to the Rites celebrated throughout the RCIA process.

    Ursula O’Rourke is a Sister of the Good Samaritan. She lives and works in the archdiocese of Brisbane, and is currently on the formation staff at Holy Spirit Seminary Queensland, Banyo, Queensland, teaching in the liturgical formation program. She is also involved in facilitating workshops in liturgy and music in various dioceses around the country. Ursula holds a Graduate Diploma in Sacred Liturgy [1986] from The Irish Institute of Liturgy, Carlow, Ireland, and a Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies [1994] from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana USA.
  • A-4: Peter Wardrobe - Dorico for Composers
    Dorico is Steinberg's new notation editor and is rapidly gaining use among composers because of its super efficient workflow. With its logical approach to setting up players, instruments and multiple page layouts, Dorico very quickly produces beautifully typeset music manuscripts and audio files. It also supports composing to video. Steinberg is a division of Yamaha Music and Peter Wardrobe, the Dorico Education Specialist at Yamaha Music Australia Pty. Ltd., has presented in many forums on the benefits of Dorico. He will lead this workshop on Dorico, especially focused on the Composer's perspective of the software.

  • A-5: Patrick Nisbet - Exploring the New LiturgyHelp
    LiturgyHelp has been a key liturgy resource for the Australian Catholic Church for nearly 20 years. This workshop will explore the new version of LiturgyHelp and provide an overview of the content and practical suggestions on how the resources can be used to simplify liturgical planning. The LiturgyHelp system provides access to the liturgical calendar, Lectionary, Missal and a wealth of planning and prayer resources.

    Patrick Nisbet is the founder and CEO of Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd which publishes online Catholic parish and school resources including LiturgyHelp and Religious Literacy Assessment. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Theology and has worked in diocesan youth ministry and education in several dioceses across Australia. Patrick enjoys developing web technology to advance the Catholic life of parishes and schools. His particular interest is the way that ICT can be used in church and education.
  • A-6: Carmen Cheong-Clinch - Music: my voice, our voices
    Bringing people from various cultures and generations together is no mean feat and often music is used to do that. Music has been described as a universal language. So how does that work? Does the genre or instruments matter? What does music mean to different generations? Based on my work as a music therapist, researcher and educator I will talk about our personal and collective relationships with music. I hope that we will bring our experiences and curiosity to discuss and learn together.

    Carmen's current work as a music therapist, researcher and educator is based on her love of the piano where she has studied a piano performance degree in Indiana University, USA. Her passionate love of music has led to subsequent Masters research in the music and learning, and Doctoral studies in adolescent mental health and music. Carmen enjoys playing the piano although at times this is hindered by the demands of working in a busy and acute child and adolescent mental health inpatient setting.
  • A-7: Paul Taylor - The Sung Responsorial Psalm
    This workshop will explore Proper, Common and Seasonal settings of the Responsorial Psalm for use during the Liturgy of the Word, and possibly other liturgical moments. Various liturgical sources (e.g. CWB (1985), Psalms for Feasts and Seasons (1991) by Christopher Willcock SJ, other local/international sources), musical styles (e.g. chant, Gelineau, "Benedictine", through-composed), and performance practice issues (i.e. for Cantor, Accompanist and Congregation) will be examined, and participants will be encourage to sing, ask questions and reflect upon the principles and practices explored in relation to their own liturgical context.

    Dr Paul Taylor is Director of Music at St Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne and Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. He and Ms Larissa Cairns (Cantor at St Francis' Church, and St Patrick's Cathedral and Cantor for this workshop) have long experience in providing workshops in liturgical music for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and a delight in resourcing people for the ministry of liturgical music.
  • A-8: Diana MacAlintal - Liturgical Flow: Understanding the Key to Excellent Liturgy
    Repeated in E-8.

    If your Sunday liturgy is good, but you want it to be great, you may need better liturgical and musical flow. It’s a concept difficult to define yet simple to implement once you know what to look for. Learn how to spot the obstacles and unblock your way to excellent liturgy that fully engages the assembly in word, music, and action.

    Diana MacAlintal is the cofounder of TeamRCIA and an acclaimed author and speaker on Catholic liturgy, music, and the catechumenate. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Arts in Theology, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for 30 years, including 15 years as the Director of Worship for the Diocese of San Jose in California. She has written or contributed to numerous books and articles on liturgy, music, sacraments and RCIA and has served as an editorial advisor to GIA and Liturgical Press. Diana has had compositions published by WLP and is an accomplished cantor and presider for lay-led liturgy.

Block B: Tuesday 1 October 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

  • B-1: Andrew Chinn - Singing the Year Round! Catholic Music for the Primary Classroom
    A range of singing and musical stategies that will develop their ability to use song to enhance the prayer life of their classroom and school. Song has the power to bind us together in Spirit, to increase our knowledge of scripture andAndrew draws on twenty years experience as an elementary teacher and leader in Catholic schools in Sydney Australia as well as nearly twenty years as a music minister, visiting more than 1000 Catholic schools around the world. The sharing of this experience will enable participants to see and use songs in a practical, hands-on, day to day way.

    Andrew Chinn worked as a classroom teacher in Catholic Elementary Schools in Sydney, Australia for nearly twenty years before moving into full time music ministry. Andrew has visited 1,000 Catholic elementary schools, performing in more than 2000 concerts across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada, sharing his music and catechesis with children, teachers, catechists and parents. He has released numerous CDs, DVDs and picture books which are widely used by schools and parishes in the faith development of children. In 2013, Andrew joined the WLP family who now publishes and distributes his music and in North America.
  • B-2: Fiona Dyball - Me and Jesus/We and God: Music for Catholic Secondary Schools
    This practical and uplifting Workshop breaks open a range of great repertoire for Prayer Services and Masses for students in Catholic Secondary Schools. It looks at the differences between sacred music for more devotional purposes (Me and Jesus) and music that suits the communal nature of the Mass (We and God). The Workshop offers a solid grounding to participants to help students and teachers find the best places for sacred music in the course of the liturgical and school year. Music for the mixed ensemble will also be explored. Come to sing, move and find your voice in sung prayer!

    Fiona is a musician, teacher, composer and liturgist based in Melbourne. She is Music Leader (Voice) at Marcellin College in Melbourne, Music Director at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawthorn, and a member of the Australian National Liturgical Council for the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference. Fiona is an in-demand presenter across Australia in liturgical music, especially as applied to Catholic secondary schools. She is the only Australian to have been invited by David Haas to teach on Music Ministry Alive (now the One Call Institute), an annual formation program for young liturgical musicians from around the world, in Minnesota, USA.
  • B-3: Angela Gorman - Listen to the Spirit - and prepare!
    This workshop session will explore the behind the scenes preparation - both spiritual and practical - of the music leader/director, musician, singer, cantor... to lead the assembly in song during Mass. Based on the Church's documents, Angela will share and discuss some practical strategies for personal preparation that will assist the musician/singer to be fully prepared in mind, body and spirit for their magnificent music ministry in the Mass! This workshop will be participative and informative. You will sing, reflect, pray, listen and share. Prepare to be inspired!

    With background studies in Education, Music and Theology Angela directs Shine Creations. This ministry business provides music and liturgical consultancy across WA at a diocesan, parish, school and individual level. Angela brings information, enthusiasm, joy and grounded experience to all she does. A composer, vocalist and musician Angela’s passion is to draw people to Jesus – especially through the promotion of Catholic Liturgy. Wife to Andrew and Mother to Abby and Aaron, Angela is a member of the NLC, the AAL, and is Vice Chair of the APMN. Angela convened the previous APMN Conference “Sing with Joy! United in Diversity."
  • B-4: Paul Mason - The Power Of The Spirit: Liturgical Song's Publisher Showcase
    This 2019 Liturgical Song Showcase will feature psalms and songs for the liturgical year from the Liturgical Song catalogue. There are a number of new releases since the 2017 showcase, including "Psalms For All Time Volume 3", "Hymns and Spiritual Songs", a couple of new Mass settings, and some surprises planned for launch at the conference. In addition the showcase will feature new specialist publications "For Conductors",  "For Choirs" and "For Projectors."

    Liturgical Song is a new Australian publisher of pastoral music. Launched by Paul Mason at the Perth APMN Conference in 2017, Liturgical Song now offers a broad catalogue of popular Mass settings, responsorial psalms, hymns and spiritual songs particularly suited to liturgical celebrations. Publications include A4 spiral-bound music books, CDs and digital downloads. There are special publications for choirs, conductors, instrumental musicians and assembly participation aids. 
  • B-5: Monica O'Brien - Church Music Copyright Made Easy with One License
    Repeated in C-5.

    ONE LICENSE provides Catholic parishes, schools and Christian organisations with a variety of music licenses that cover a vast repertoire of music from local and international composers and publishers of religious music. This workshop will provide an overview of the ONE LICENSE website plus general music copyright information. Time will be allocated for Q and A.

    Monica O'Brien & Shenay Gray from Willow Publishing are the Australian and New Zealand representatives for ONE LICENSE. For many years they have been at the forefront of educating and supporting individuals and organisations across Australia and New Zealand with their pastoral and legal obligations associated with using congregational music within the church.
  • B-6: Catherine Mahony and Anne Millard-Daugherty - Was Blind…and I Still Can’t See
    References to blindness occur over 50 times in the Bible: as a punishment, as an opportunity for healing, and as a metaphor. In this workshop, Catherine and Anne will lead participants to sing through some of our beloved musical repertoire, focusing on references to disability in the lyrics, and how they might be “heard” by members of the assembly with disability.

    As a blind chorister, faith and music have been important to Catherine Mahony throughout her life, although she was often uncomfortable and challenged by the words she heard and sang about blindness and grappled with their meanings for her. Dr. Anne Millard-Daugherty is Music Director at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. As friends and colleagues Catherine and Anne work together on music in the Diocese (including the production of Braille scores) to find practical strategies to minimise the impact of blindness on Catherine's role as cantor and chorister.
  • B-7: Jason McFarland - The Right Way to Sing the Chants of the Roman Missal
    "We're not the kind of parish that sings chant" might be something many of us would say. Bringing ancient chant to our contemporary worship is quite complicated and rarely the best pastoral option. However, the chants newly adapted to English for the Roman Missal in 2010 are often the best pastoral option for settings where music ministers are scarce. No accompaniment is required; the assembly can easily sing along after some practice. The focus of this workshop will be singing these chants in a dynamic way (as the composers intended) to make them a true option for our common worship.

    Assistant Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and a Lecturer at ACU, Jason holds MA and PhD degrees in Liturgical Studies from The Catholic University of America, as well as a Master of Music degree. From 2005-12 he was the Assistant Editor at ICEL. He is Secretary of AAL and a consultant to the NLC. Among his publications are Announcing the Feast: The Entrance Song in the Mass of the Roman Rite (Liturgical Press, 2012), articles in a number of journals and magazines, and contributions to The Liturgy Documents and Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons and Weekdays (LTP).
  • B-8: Donrita Reefman - Putting the choir in its place
    What do our documents really say about the role of the choir in liturgy? A workshop focussing on developing choirs and enhancing existing groups in parishes with an emphasis on the choir’s actual role in liturgy. Documents stemming from the Second Vatican Council specifically mention and attach importance to the development of choirs - this workshop gives practical suggestions pertaining to setting up choirs, ongoing musical formation of choristers, repertoire suggestions and the exploration of RSCM materials and programmes as a readily available resource to assist with this.

    Donrita Reefman became a chorister at age 5.She has an eclectic background in sacred music, performing in a Contemporary Christian Worship Band for many years as well as a chorister and choir director of parish and diocesan choirs, performing music ranging from Gregorian Chant through Sacred Polyphony, Traditional Hymns and Contemporary Liturgical Music, especially of Australian composers. She is a member of ANCA, RSCM(Australia), AAL and a former member of the Broken Bay DLC. She currently directs a modest parish music group, and is a member of the ACBC's NLMC. Presenting with Jacinta Jacovcic (see Bio for D-7).

Block C: Wednesday 2 October 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

  • C-1: Patricia Smith - Children's Choirs: Method and Madness for Primary-age Liturgical Choirs
    Whether you already have a liturgical choir for primary-age children or are hoping to start one, this workshop will explore the challenges of recruitment and repertoire, community-building and celebrating. It will look at making connections between parish and school, how-to's for catechesis and liturgical awareness, and suggest lots of ideas for new music, games and warm-ups.

    Music Coordinator at Kuringgai Chase Catholic parish, Broken Bay diocese, NSW. Founder and director of Children's Choir director since 2005, founder and director of Senior Parish Choir since 2008, founder and director of Select Parish Choir since 2012. Liturgical composer, keyboard player and cantor.
  • C-2: Tim Hart - The Guitar in Worship: Supporting Full Participation In A Beautiful Liturgy
    This masterclass explores the diversity of the guitar, as an instrument for use in divine worship. Participants will consider the role of the guitarist as a ‘music minister’, informed by key Church documents. Meeting the needs of the liturgical celebration will be explored through the elements of music. Performance techniques will be demonstrated to show how the guitar can be used to lead and support congregational singing, while tone and texture will be explored to create ‘beauty’ setting the mood for various seasons and prayer settings. These techniques will be applied to songs from the Catholic Worship Hymn Book II.

    Tim Hart is a spirited musician with a love for God and a passion for music ministry. Tim has followed a varied career path through the diocese of Wollongong working in Primary Education, RE Consultancy, Spiritual Formation and Youth Ministry. In each place Tim has shared the gift of music to unite hearts and turn minds towards God. Highlights along the journey include leading music ministry at WYD2016, the Australian Culture Mass at the L.A Congress, and composing the 2017 ACYF theme song, ‘Joyful Generation’. Part of the Butterfly Music family, Tim released his debut album ‘Pure Hearts’ in 2018.
  • C-3: Michael Mangan - Musicians or Ministers? What is the role of those who play and sing at Mass?
    The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (CSL#7) states that Christ is truly present in the liturgical Assembly “when the Church prays and sings (together).” Unifying the Assembly in song, to become the liturgical Body of Christ, is a primary role of the liturgical musician. This focus impacts on the music we choose and on the way we lead a gathering of individuals to fully conscious and active participation in song. Come and sing through a range of repertoire and consider how our choices may (or may not!) help make Christ truly present in the Assembly.

    Michael Mangan [BA (Mus), Grad Dip Ed, M Theol (Liturgical Studies)] is a Brisbane-based composer, educator and liturgist. Formerly a specialist music teacher in Brisbane Catholic schools, he has been involved in parish music ministry since he was in high school. Michael’s over 250 compositions are widely used in parishes and schools in Australia, NZ, the US and Canada. He tours widely each year presenting concerts and conducting workshops for music ministers, liturgy teams and teachers. Michael is the National Chair of the APMN, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, and Music Director at All Saints Parish in Brisbane.
  • C-4: Anne Millard-Daugherty - Simply Singable: A new collection of psalms
    Participants in this workshop will explore "Simply Singable" a new collection of psalms by Dr. Anne Millard-Daugherty. While learning the new psalms, participants will analyse what makes a psalm singable and discuss ideas and strategies for the psalmist to effectively aid the assembly to more fully and actively participate in the liturgy. Assisted by three cantors (ranging in age from 12 to significantly older), we will explore key aspects of leading the congregation in song: music suitability; gesture, eye contact and facial expression; and the role of the accompaniment.

    Dr. Anne Millard-Daugherty is Director of Music at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Anne earned the Master of Music (Choral Conducting) and Ph.D. from Florida State University where she studied with Rodney Eichenberger and Andre Thomas. With over forty years of experience as organist, choir director, and general dogsbody for parishes in Australia and the United States, Anne brings a wealth of lived experience of music in liturgy. This collection of psalms is her first and she's excited to share them.
  • C-5: Monica O'Brien - Church Music Copyright Made Easy with One License
    Repeat of B-5.

    ONE LICENSE provides Catholic parishes, schools and Christian organisations with a variety of music licenses that cover a vast repertoire of music from local and international composers and publishers of religious music. This workshop will provide an overview of the ONE LICENSE website plus general music copyright information. Time will be allocated for Q and A.
    Monica O'Brien & Shenay Gray from Willow Publishing are the Australian and New Zealand representatives for ONE LICENSE. For many years they have been at the forefront of educating and supporting individuals and organisations across Australia and New Zealand with their pastoral and legal obligations associated with using congregational music within the church.
  • C-6: Jennifer O'Brien - Celebrating the World in Song: "Ecology" Hymns
    This workshop will present a selection of hymns that celebrate creation in all its aspects that can be used in the Sunday parish Eucharist and other forms of communal prayer. While focus will be primarily on the available repertoire, time will also be spent on when during the liturgical year these hymns would be appropriately included in Sunday worship.

    Jenny has been Liturgy Educator with the Office for Worship Adelaide since 1993. She holds Masters degrees in Liturgy, Theology and Religious Education and recently completed her doctorate in liturgy through Sant’Anselmo, Rome. She was a member of the editorial committee of Catholic Worship Book II and has published four volumes of Responsorial Psalms for parish use. Formerly a member of the National Liturgical Council, Jenny continues to be a consultant for that body. She is a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, the Australian Network of Pastoral Musicians and the international Societas Liturgica.
  • C-7: Clare Johnson - From many into one: nurturing the choral bond
    Singing together generates a special bond that is essential in a good choir. Identifying how to unify diverse personalities, preferences, skill-levels and ambitions can challenge even the most musically gifted choral leaders. Musical skill, patience and leadership qualities are necessary characteristics for a good choir director, but nurturing the choral bond requires something more. This workshop explores how to nurture the choral bond through approaches to learning, practicing, perfecting and performing choral music together, and looks at how the Spiritual element that is added when choirs minister in liturgical celebrations can enhance and expand their musical, human and spiritual bond.

    Clare V. Johnson is Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University. Clare has taught liturgy, theology, preaching and liturgical music at University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and Australian Catholic University. Her research has been widely published and she has been recognised with several teaching awards. She is an experienced cantor and director of children’s, parish and university choirs. She holds a mandatum to teach Catholic theological disciplines. Clare is Chair of Australia's National Liturgical Music Council.
  • C-8: Tony Alonso - Singing the Seasons: Music for the Liturgical Year
    Repeated in D-8.

    In this reading and repertoire session Tony will share a range of psalms and songs for use throughout the liturgical year.

    Tony Alonso is a theologian and composer whose work is animated by the diverse needs of the contemporary church. His compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. He holds a Bachelor of Music in choral conducting, a Master of Arts in theology and a PhD in religion from Emory University. Tony is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he also serves as Director of Catholic Studies.

Block D: Wednesday 2 October 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  • D-1: Andrew Chinn - Butterfly Music: Music for the Catholic Primary Classroom
    Featuring all four of Butterfly Music's artists:, Andrew Chinn (Wollongong), Drew Lane (Melbourne), Jane Mitchell (Traralgon) and Tim Hart (Mittagong), this showcase will provide a wealth of ideas for the RE Classroom and school prayer and liturgy. These four teachers have more than 110 YEARS in the classroom between them! Come and share their songs of faith, love and hope.

    Andrew Chinn worked as a classroom teacher in Catholic Elementary Schools in Sydney, for nearly twenty years before moving into full time music ministry. Andrew has visited 1,000 Catholic elementary schools, performing in more than 2000 concerts across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada, sharing his music and catechesis with children, teachers, catechists and parents. He has released numerous CDs, DVDs and picture books which are widely used by schools and parishes in the faith development of children. In 2013, Andrew joined the WLP family who now publishes and distributes his music and in North America.
  • D-2: Genevieve Bryant - Listening to the Spirit in the Youth of Australia
    Using her 15 years of experience in leading music ministry in both parish and school environments, Genevieve delves into current issues facing music ministers. She will challenge us to discern the role of young people in our ministry and how music can be used as an authentic way to make connections. Genevieve will explore with you ways of creating new arrangements of our existing repertoire by using the gifts and talents of our young and emerging musicians and leaders of the church. Music chosen will be suited for use both inside and outside the liturgy.

    Genevieve Bryant has a strong passion for Youth Ministry and has spent over 15 years working with Parishes, Schools, Catholic organisations and ministry groups across Australia. She is continually driven by each opportunity to help strengthen the Music Ministry scene in Australia. Genevieve is a professional performer, singer-songwriter, choral conductor and works behind the scenes in Event Management. In 2015 Genevieve wrote the Australian Catholic Youth Festival theme song “Pure of Heart”, and often performs with Catholic artists; Fr Rob Galea, Gary Pinto and Steve Angrisano. In 2017 Genevieve was appointed Coordinator of the “Youth Engagement Project”, Melbourne. BMus(ACU) CertLitMus(ACU)
  • D-3: Paul Mason - The Joy and Beauty of Sunday: Key Principles for Selecting Music for Mass
    In "The Joy of the Gospel," Pope Francis speaks of the joy and beauty of Sunday celebrations. This workshop reviews the key principles in choosing music for consistently joyful and beautiful Masses. It addresses critical questions such as - how much singing? what are the priorities and why? what music is suitable for which parts of the liturgy? what are the performance issues to be considered in selecting music? Examples of music suitable to the various genres and parts of the Mass will be reviewed. Participants will receive a handy easy-to-use guideline and a sample pack of resources.

    Paul Mason [BE (Elec), MA (Theol), MA (Liturgy)] is a musician, composer, general manager and pastoral associate. He has worked in music, IT, and pastoral ministry. Paul is currently Coordinator of Liturgy and Ministry for the Diocese of Wollongong, Secretary of APMN, Consultant to the National Liturgical Council and Member of the National Liturgical Music Council. Paul played a significant role in the establishment of the APMN, chairing the organisation for five years. Paul’s hymns, psalms and Mass settings are widely used in parishes and schools throughout Australia. He lives in Wollongong with his wife, Margaret, and the youngest of their five children.
  • D-4: Erica Marshall - Yes! We could sing that!
    Full and active participation in liturgy is felt, expressed and nourished by the voice of assemblies who understand, believe and love what they sing. What kind of music can unlock the power and beauty of what we do in the liturgy? This session offers composers some sound liturgical principles and simple musical techniques to act as building blocks for crafting strong ritual music that forms our understanding and invites us into deeper participation in the mysteries we celebrate. You are welcome to bring your own compositions to share and to receive feedback.

    Erica Marshall holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Liturgy from Santa Clara University CA (1993) where she also studied composition with composer in residence, Henry Mollicone. Previously, she had lessons with composer Mary Mageau. Initially trained in teaching (Secondary School Music/English), her ministry has long since focused on liturgical formation for country parishes throughout Queensland. Erica has also taught liturgy courses online at tertiary level for teachers updating their qualifications through BBI. Her keen interest is composing music that invites assemblies to enter more actively into the liturgical rites, connecting worship with life. Erica lives on the Sunshine Coast.
  • D-5: Anthony Young - Musical Stewardship - how are we preparing for the future?
    This workshop will demonstrate practical ways of involving secondary school aged musicians in leading congregational singing so that they develop skills to use to serve their parishes and communities. It will be led by student musicians and singers from St. Laurence's College. The practical skills needed by those who lead group singing will be demonstrated and ways of supporting students in the endeavour of leading sung worship will be canvassed.

    Anthony Young is the Head of Classroom Music at St. Laurence's College in South Brisbane and is Director of Music at St. Ignatius Church Toowong. As well, he works sessionally for the University of Queensland. Anthony is an active pianist, organist and choral conductor who serves on the Archdiocesan Commission on the Liturgy and the National Liturgical Music Board. He nurtures congregational song in school and parish settings and forms church musicians in school and in the community. His doctorate deals with engaging students with changing voices in active singing and his congregations participate with commitment.
  • D-6: Patricia Smith - Music for Multilingual Celebrations
    From the parish with multiple active cultural groups to the parish that celebrates Refugee and Migrant Sunday once a year, we all know the growing need for inclusive liturgies that incorporate music from different cultures. Where do we find music for a widely mixed assembly? How far should we go with singing in different languages? In this workshop we will talk about songs in multiple languages, bilingual singing, musicality and cultural identity, and bringing it all together, as we share our experiences, our successes and our ongoing challenges to build up the Body of Christ.

    Music Coordinator at Kuringgai Chase Catholic parish, Broken Bay diocese, NSW. Founder and director of parish Children's Choir since 2005; founder and director of Senior Parish Choir since 2008; founder and director of Select Choir since 2012. Liturgical composer, keyboard player and cantor.
  • D-7: Jacinta Jakovcevic - How can I help them sing?
    A workshop focussing on the effective use of the organ in liturgy and the powerful connection between good accompaniment and singing - with special emphasis on helping the assembly to sing, exploring points pertaining to the accompaniment of choirs, cantors; and the use of the organ as a solo instrument in a liturgical context. Practical examples will be given and participants are welcome to bring along a hymn, psalm, or movement of a Mass setting. This workshop will also make mention of pianists who may already be in an accompanying role or who may wish to try playing the organ.

    Jacinta is Director of Music at St Mary's Cathedral in Perth where she combines her great loves of liturgy and music together with her keen interest in choral music, music administration and the development of young musicians. In 2016, Jacinta was appointed to the National Liturgical Music Board and in 2016 was also appointed to the National Council of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). Jacinta has been instrumental in the establishment of the Cathedral's Organ Scholarship, Concert Series as well as establishing various programmes for young musicians to increase their knowledge of the Church's rich heritage of music.
  • D-8: Tony Alonso - Singing the Seasons: Music for the Liturgical Year
    Repeat of C-8.

    In this reading and repertoire session Tony will share a range of psalms and songs for use throughout the liturgical year.

    Tony Alonso is a theologian and composer whose work is animated by the diverse needs of the contemporary church. His compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. He holds a Bachelor of Music in choral conducting, a Master of Arts in theology and a PhD in religion from Emory University. Tony is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he also serves as Director of Catholic Studies.

Block E: Thursday 3 October 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

  • E-1: Michael Mangan- Kids, Music & the Directory for Masses with Children: What is it & does it matter
    The Directory for Masses with Children (DMC) is one of the Church’s best-kept liturgical secrets! However, it is an essential document for everyone involved in the preparation and celebration of Masses in Primary schools. It is also crucial a background for every parish liturgy and music ministry team. Come and explore the DMC’s inspiration, suggestions and directives, and discover how it influences school and parish music ministry. Using examples from his various collections, Michael will lead us to see how we can effectively use music “to help children readily and joyfully … encounter Christ together in the Eucharistic celebration.” (DMC#55)

    Michael Mangan [BA (Mus), Grad Dip Ed, M Theol (Liturgical Studies)]is a Brisbane-based composer, educator and liturgist. Formerly a specialist music teacher in Brisbane Catholic schools, he has been involved in parish music ministry since he was in high school. Michael’s over 250 compositions are widely used in parishes and schools in Australia, NZ, the US and Canada. He tours widely each year presenting concerts and conducting workshops for music ministers, liturgy teams and teachers. Michael is the National Chair of the APMN, a member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, and Music Director at All Saints Parish in Brisbane.
  • E-2: Genevieve Bryant - One Small Voice
    "Listen to the Spirit and Sing" Through sharing her faith journey through music, Genevieve will explore the moments that have encouraged her and those that have held her back. She will inspire with her stories of overcoming moments of doubt, and how her connection to faith and community have encouraged her to listen to 'one small voice,' and flourish as a young Catholic artist.

    Genevieve has a strong passion for Youth Ministry and has spent over 15 years working with Parishes, Schools, Catholic organisations and ministry groups across Australia. She is continually driven by each unique opportunity to help strengthen the Music Ministry scene in Australia. Genevieve is a professional performer, singer-songwriter, choral conductor and works behind the scenes in Event Management. In 2015 Genevieve wrote the Australian Catholic Youth Festival theme song “Pure of Heart”, and often performs with Catholic artists; Fr Rob Galea, Gary Pinto and Steve Angrisano. In 2017 Genevieve was appointed the Coordinator of the “Youth Engagement Project”, Melbourne.
  • E-3: Sophy Morley - Sing With The Spirit: Using Catholic Worship Book II for Spirit-filled Liturgies
    Good quality liturgical music fosters effective liturgical practice and spirituality. Catholic Worship Book II (CWB II), published for the Australian Catholic Church (2016) is a rich source of traditional and contemporary liturgical music for every Catholic parish and school, offering music for Mass, Rites, Sacraments, Liturgical Year, Morning/Evening Prayer. Musicians and liturgy teams searching for quality liturgical music will discover treasures here from past and present. Come and sing through some of the music, ask questions, and explore this comprehensive resource with its weekly music suggestions. CWBII assists liturgical musicians to sing the Church’s prayer, inspiring God’s people for mission.

    This workshop is being presented jointly by Sophy Morley and Paul Taylor. Sophy Morley, Diocesan Coordinator for Liturgy/Pastoral Ministry, Diocese of Sale, has extensive experience in liturgy formation, resourcing and liturgical music,singing and conducting choirs, and publishes Living Liturgy, a subscription planning resource. She is a member of the National Liturgical Council, APMN Executive Committee and is the Co-Convenor for this Conference with Michael Mangan. Dr Paul Taylor, Director of Music, St Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne, Executive Secretary of Bishops Commission for Liturgy (Australian Catholic Bishops), has extensive experience in resourcing people for the ministry of liturgical music.
  • E-4: Roger Heagney - Writing Responsorial Psalms: Crafting the Living Word in Song
    In response to the urgent need for settings in English of masses and responsorial psalms immediately after Vatican II, this distinguished Australian performer, choral director and teacher produced many masses and psalm settings for the liturgical year. Roger's commissioned works include masses for choir and organ, solo or brass ensemble or strings. In 1979, he initiated the Bachelor of Church Music degree at the Australian Catholic University, which inspired generations of musicians to embrace live music in a liturgical setting. In this Composition Masterclass Roger will share his experience in writing responsorial psalms that support and encourage active participation. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring music manuscript or notation software to write down their own composition ideas for responsorial psalms, guided by Roger, during the workshop.

    Roger Heagney has an international reputation as a pianist and harpsichordist, giving recitals in Germany, France, England, Turkey, China and throughout Australia. Roger instituted the Bachelor of Music course at the Australian Catholic University and served as Director of Music at St Francis’ Church in Melbourne for over 30 years. The Choir gained an international reputation from recordings, overseas tours, and from commissioning and performing new works by Australian composers. Roger was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great in 1986. He received the Order of Australia Medal for his services to music in 1997.
  • E-5: Monica O'Brien - Communicating with Compassion
    Communication lies at the heart of effective ministry. Misunderstandings and conflict arise in music groups, ministry teams, between staff members, volunteers and with parishioners when differing opinions and various perspectives are not genuinely considered. Participants will learn a transformational communication model that will enable them to listen more deeply, be a more effective communicator and engage with others from the position of compassion. Music, prayer and reflection will be used during the workshop.

    In addition to her role as the publisher with Willow Publishing, Monica is an internationally accredited coach, facilitator, NLP Master Practitioner and founder of Creative Edge Coaching - www.creativeedgecoaching.com.au. She works with creative individuals throughout the world and various local groups and organisations helping them to unleash their creativity in their career, business and life. Monica will be joined by Gina Ogilvie, singer/songwriter, who is also an accredited Master NLP Practitioner.
  • E-6: Not Available
  • E-7: Anthony Young - The Organ in Contemporary Worship
    Often worship bands in contemporary style catholic worship settings use keyboards but do not include the organ. This workshop will demonstrate ways of incorporating the organ into worship bands to enhance music making, enrich the sound of the bands, and, most importantly, support the full active and conscious participation of our congregations.

    Anthony Young is the Head of Classroom Music at St. Laurence's College in South Brisbane and is Director of Music at St. Ignatius Church Toowong. As well, he works sessionally for the University of Queensland. Anthony is an active pianist, organist and choral conductor who serves on the Archdiocesan Commission on the Liturgy and the National Liturgical Music Board. He nurtures congregational song in school and parish settings and forms church musicians in school and in the community. His doctorate deals with engaging students with changing voices in active singing and his congregations participate with commitment.
  • E-8: Diana MacAlintal - Liturgical Flow: Understanding the Key to Excellent Liturgy
    Repeat of A-8.

    If your Sunday liturgy is good, but you want it to be great, you may need better liturgical and musical flow. It’s a concept difficult to define yet simple to implement once you know what to look for. Learn how to spot the obstacles and unblock your way to excellent liturgy that fully engages the assembly in word, music, and action.

    Diana MacAlintal is the cofounder of TeamRCIA and an acclaimed author and speaker on Catholic liturgy, music, and the catechumenate. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Arts in Theology, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for 30 years, including 15 years as the Director of Worship for the Diocese of San Jose in California. She has written or contributed to numerous books and articles on liturgy, music, sacraments and RCIA and has served as an editorial advisor to GIA and Liturgical Press. Diana has had compositions published by WLP and is an accomplished cantor and presider for lay-led liturgy.

Block F: Thursday 3 October 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  • F-1: Maureen Mahon - Organ for kids, teens and adults
    Maureen Mahon will describe the application of the Suzuki Method to teach young children, teens and adults to play the organ. She will demonstrate the repertoire that is used to develop the student’s technique in a sequential, developmental way that is appropriate for beginners of any age, whether or not they have had any previous experience of keyboard playing. The selection of music ranges from simple folk songs to the works of the classical masters. The method includes an introduction to hymn playing, using the organ’s unique capacity to effectively support congregational singing.

    Maureen Mahon is musician and teacher with many years experience in liturgical music as a chorister, liturgy planner, conductor and organist. Having taught Suzuki Piano for over thirty years, Maureen now also teaches young children and teenagers to play the organ via the Suzuki Method as their first instrument. She teaches at her home studio and at Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorn, and via FaceTime.
  • F-2: Angela Quinn - Forming and Directing a Secondary School Age Choir: Repertoire and Strategies
    In the current world of technology it can be hard to engage young people on an 'exciting' and 'particpatory' level. In this workshop you will be given the opportunity to experience exciting rhythms, harmonies and lyrics that inspire young people to lift their voice in prayer, both in the choir and in the congregation.

    Angela Quinn has been involved in local parish and Diocesan music ministry for more than 30 years. Her greatest belief is that singing lifts the spirit in prayer. Angela has been actively involved in preparing choirs for primary schools, high schools, her local Kiama Parish and the Wollongong Diocese as well as organising mixed vocal ensembles and gospel choirs for church and ecumenical events. Angela has always worked closely with her husband, Gary Quinn, on the keyboard and believes that every choir conductor needs a dedicated and understanding accompanist!
  • F-3: Diana Macalintal - Singing The Liturgy: What we sing and why we sing it
    Due to a family illness, Fr Elio Capra has had to withdraw from the conference.  Diana Macalintal has graciously agreed to cover this workshop topic. This workshop will explore the role of music in the Eucharist for both parishes and schools. It will challenge the participants to re-visit the old four-hymns-syndrome. It will explore the catechesis necessary for this change of paradigm: The importance and centrality of music in the eucharistic liturgy. What to sing and what not to sing? Why we sing what we sing in the liturgy of the Eucharist?

    Elio Capra, Salesian priest. May years as a Secondary school teacher. Two Masters and a Doctorate on the RCIA. RCIA coordinator of the Melbourne Archdioces and National Chair of the RCIA (now CIAN, Christian Initiation of Australia Network). Has written several books on the RCIA. Has recently contributed to a new RCIA resource for teenagers titled: Walk with Me, for the Sale Diocese. Now a lecturer at CTC in Liturgy, Sacraments, RCIA. His latest project has been a new CTC unit: How to teach Theology and R.E. through Art.

  • F-4: Josie Ryan - The Music of Deirdre Browne IBVM
    As the composer of Come as you Are, the number 1 Australian Hymn for 2018 (Onelicense.net), Deirdre Browne IBVM is well known but unfortunately the extent of her compositions are not. Having worked closely with her last year while composing a new work, I will present a workshop launching the new composition to a wider public than its first performance, and also exploring her back catalogue, largely unavailable in modern editions. We anticipate having it available in a newly published or downloadable format in time for the conference.

    Josie Ryan is employed as Liturgist at Loreto Kirribilli, an independent K-12 Catholic Girls' school. She plans and co-ordinates Senior and Junior School liturgies, training students in liturgical ministries and developing class prayer resources. She also teaches Religious Education and conducts the Senior School Chamber Choir. Josie was a Mary Ward Grant recipient in 2012 and 2013 towards her Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Liturgy) at ACU. She now marks postgraduate work in Liturgy for ACU. Josie works frequently as guest cantor in numerous Sydney parishes including St Mary's Cathedral. She has a long association with Deirdre Browne IBVM.
  • F-5: Jim Clinch - Resources at your feet
    "Our parish can't afford........." While that may be true in one sense, many "poor" parishes have equipped themselves with good instruments, equipment and people without emptying the parish purse. Over 25 years we've seen many mountains moved by faith and courage and we'd like to share some of those stories.

    Jim has been working full time in the music industry selling keyboard instruments and teaching since 1985. Since 1994 he has been responsible for the importing, sales, installation & service of Allen digital organs in ACT, NSW & Qld. During that time his company has installed organs in hundreds of churches, schools and private homes and has worked with musicians, committees and clergy of various denominations.
  • F-6: John Fitz-Herbert - Celebrating the liturgy after the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart
    In 2017 Australians received the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ from the National Consitutional Convention. What are possible liturgical implications for our Sunday assemblies who are called to Sunday worship ‘in spirit and in truth’? Our parishes more and more include believers as well as seekers who speak many first and second languages. Add into this rich mix growing cohorts of international priests on mission within our Dioceses. Celebrating the liturgy in culturally diverse communities may be be seen as an opportunity to sing the song of the Spirit moving within all creation.

    John Fitz-Herbert is a presbyter of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and a member of the parish team serving the Maroochydore Catholic parish on the Sunshine Coast. John has been working within the liturgical apostolate for the last 30 years in parishes, deaneries, Australia and overseas. John's liturgical interests concern liturgical inculturation in Australian parishes, liturgical/ritual music, practical theology, working with international clergy, and the ongoing ritual work of reconciliation within Australian society and in the Church. John is a consultant with the NLC and a current member of the Australian Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgical.
  • F-7: Clare Johnson - Music for Catholic Funerals
    Choosing liturgical music for use in Catholic funerals is a task which requires empathy, pastoral sensitivity and well-informed musicianship. Understanding what the Church teaches regarding liturgical music in Catholic funeral liturgies and being aware of the range of appropriate musical choices is essential for liturgical musicians and those aiding the grieving in the preparation of Catholic funerals. This workshop will explore Catholic Church expectations regarding music in Catholic funerals and will explore a range of appropriate choices designed to minister to the grieving, glorify God and acknowledge the life and eternal life of the deceased.

    Clare V. Johnson is Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at Australian Catholic University. Clare has taught liturgical studies, sacramental theology, preaching, liturgical music and systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and Australian Catholic University. Her academic research in liturgy, liturgical music, ritual studies, liturgical theology and liturgical inculturation has been widely published and she has received several teaching awards. She holds a mandatum to teach Catholic theology. Clare is Chair of the National Liturgical Music Board.
  • F-8: Tony Alonso - The Work of Our Hands: Composing for the Catholic Church
    This workshop explores the vocation of liturgical songwriting: how is it related to and distinctive from other forms of composition? What liturgical, musical, pastoral, and theological commitments ground our work? After providing foundational reflections on these questions, the last portion will provide an opportunity to share new compositions and receive collegial critique. Bring a song to share with the group!