The Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Inc. (APMN) promotes the art of Religious Music in the service of the Catholic Church in Australia through education, support, networking and advocacy, with a special focus on supporting the use of Australian compositions.
The fourth APMN conference will take place in Melbourne from 1-3 October 2019 and features three keynote presentations, two plenary workshops, more than 40 workshops, conference Mass and conference dinner.
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.
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.
Registrations for the conference open 1 March 2019 with special early bird rates available until 30 June. Register now >