Keith S. Kalemba - Chapter Director
Born and raised in New Jersey, Keith's first experience of Catholic music ministry was as choir director for the Temple University Newman Center for four years. He was a delegate to the 1994 World Youth Day celebration in Rome, at which he represented the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. After moving to Illinois, Keith joined the music staff of St. Luke's Church in River Forest for three years. Keith joined the editorial staff at World Library Publications in 2001. As a music editor, his responsibilities include editing of octavos, songbooks, and instrumental music. He lends his production and performance skills to various WLP recordings. Co-founder and artistic director of Oak Park’s Ensemble Modus Operandi, Keith's performance skills range from piano to percussion. He received both his Bachelor of Music in Composition and Master of Music in Composition from Temple University. His sacred compositions are published by World Library Publications. He is on the music staffs of both his parish, Ascension Church in Oak Park, and St. John of the Cross in Western Springs. He has served on the faculty of the Liturgical Music Institute in Huntington, New York. He has been a member of NPM since 2001 and has presented workshops at several national conventions.