Our mission is to keep the beauty and meaningfulness of Gregorian Chant and Early Sacred Music alive and relevant. We foster understanding of these art forms, and teach the musical and vocal skills necessary to excellent performance.
ANGELA MARIE ROCCHIO has been singing, teaching, and conducting chant in sacred and secular settings for more than a decade. She studied at the Abbaye Saint-Pierre in Solesmes, France, under renowned chant master, Daniel Saulnier, and many other distinguished chant instructors around the globe. She is a former cantor at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and co-founder of the International Chant Academy.
MICHAEL ROCCHIO is an alumnus of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. His performance experience spans Opera, Oratorio, Early Music (Antiquity - Renaissance), Musical Theater and Television. He was co-founder, executive director, and singer for the professional Early Music ensemble, Pro-Arte Saint Louis, and spent over a decade as a soloist and choir section leader at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. He is co-founder and CEO for the International Chant Academy.
HORST BUCHHOLZ is active as a conductor, organist, and lecturer throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, having performed in major cathedrals and concert halls around the world.
Dr. Buchholz’ lifelong passion for and schooling in Early Music became a bedrock for later co-founding Pro-Arte Saint Louis, the only vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of Early Music in the Midwest.
WILKO BROUWERS is a composer, choral conductor and teacher of music from The Netherlands. He has taught Gregorian chant to Benedictine and Cistercian monks as well as to lay persons, both at home and abroad. He served as a prominent specialist in chant and sacred polyphony for many years at the CMAA's Sacred Music Colloquium, and is the mastermind behind the Gregorian Circles in The Netherlands.