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has been singing, teaching, and conducting chant in sacred and secular settings for more than a decade.

Her interest in chant was sparked during a year in study within the monastic tradition, including daily singing of the Liturgy of the Hours. In 2008, she studied at the Abbaye Saint-Pierre in Solesmes, France, under renowned chant master, Dom Daniel Saulnier. She has studied under distinguished chant instructors from around the globe.

At the request of Bishop Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, Angela founded the Cathedral Chant School. As Director, she designed and implemented an extensive curriculum, and conducted chant for liturgies at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

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"Her teaching method is honest, caring, gentle, and non judgmental. She takes you from where you are and teaches you that chant doesn't have to be scary, it can be simple and beautiful after ironing out the complexities. I HIGHLY recommend Angela Marie Rocchio if you are new to chant or merely need a "dust off”. ~ Dr. Maureen C., voice teacher

Angela has presented chant workshops for the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, Bradley University’s OLLI program, the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Musica Sacra Saint Louis, and NPM Saint Louis, as well as for a number of parish choirs. She conducted chant as a guest for the Advanced Women’s Schola at the Sacred Music Colloquium (Duquesnes University, 2011), the Behold conference (Bloomington, Illinois, 2012), the In Her Cherished Heart conference (Springfield, Illinois, 2014), concerts with Pro-Arte Saint Louis (2018 and 2019), and frequently assists in conducting the schola at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

Angela is also a professional singer. She sang soprano for Pro-Arte Saint Louis, a professional Early Music ensemble. She has served as a cantor in more than 60 parishes, and has been a cantor and paid section leader at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. She is also in demand as a freelance singer weddings, funerals, and other special events.

Angela resides near Saint Louis, Missouri, with her husband, Michael Rocchio, who is also a professional singer and teacher of singing, co-founder and instructor for the International Chant Academy. Her website is found here.

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