Archdiocesan Music Program


The Archdiocesan Music Program offers instrumental lessons and a group band experience in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.



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Fred Weck, Director

Frederick Weck began his musical career as a trombonist where his main interest was jazz and improvisation. His interest in composition was pursued at the Catholic university of America where he studied with Russell Woollen and Conrad Bernier. He also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger, electronic music with Emerson Myers, multi-media communications at the Germain School of Photography in New York, film-making and digital video at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, and attended workshops in computer music at MIT and in electronic music at the University of Chicago. In the 1960s Mr. Weck served as musical director of the American Choreographers Workshop in New York. His works, which often combine electronic music and film or video with choral or instrumental ensembles, have been performed extensively in Washington as well as throughout the United States and Europe. His awards include the Hans Kindler Foundation Award in Composition and the Shenandoah Conservatory Medal of Excellence.