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Elaine Rendler


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  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A417
    4400 University Drive, MS 3E3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Elaine Rendler-McQueeney received a Doctor of Musical Arts in organ with minors in theory and liturgy from Catholic University of America under the tutelage of Daniel Roth and Conrad Bernier. Before going to Catholic University, she studied organ with Alexander McCurdy. Rendler – a teacher, author, choir director and composer – is known principally for her work as a national and international clinician in church music and pastoral liturgy. She has served in music ministry at Georgetown University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, and Bellarmine Chapel at Mason. In 2008, she received a National Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liturgical Life of the Church from the Georgetown University Center for Liturgy. She is the editor of Today’s Liturgy, a quarterly publication for church musicians and author of several books, including In the Midst of the Assembly and This is the Day. Her Keyboard Praise collections are published by OCP Publications. She is also the founding director of the Georgetown Chorale.


DMA, Organ, Catholic University (1978)

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Appointment: Term

Faculty Rank: Professor

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