nthony Corvaia lives in Pahiladelphia, Penssylvania.
Although he majored in English Literature at LaSalle University, he always had a great love for music, especially music of the Church, and enrolled in every music class offered.
He has sung in church choirs most of his adult life.
He has written a number of hymn texts for parish use and was commissioned by the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to write the hymn texts for the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and for the Shrine's dedication of the Incarnation and Redemption domes.
He was also commissioned to compose an extended text for a name-day anthem for Saint Mark Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
Mr. Corvaia has written articles for the Adoremus Bulletin and serves as the sacred music committee chairman for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Latin Liturgy Associations, of which he is the founding member.
For fifteen years he served as the Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy at Old Saint Joseph's Church (founded in 1733) in Philadelphia, where he was responsible for all aspects of liturgical/musical planning and praxis.
The need to find suitable traditional liturgical music for the volunteer schola that he formed during his tenure led him to musical composition as an avocation.
He has a keen interest in music in the traditional style for small, typically SAB choirs.
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