Make plans now to join the CMAA in Birmingham, Alabama in the New Year! The Winter Sacred Music program for 2017 will be a great way to start the new year.
Study Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony with Scott Turkington and Nick Botkins, attend breakout sessions with Dr. William Mahrt, CMAA President.
Wednesday evening features an Early Music concert with the Highland Consort.
For all the details, visit our webpage: WINTER SACRED MUSIC
Early Registration has been extended… so sign up today!
OCTOBER 7-8, 2016 | Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater
218 W. 12th St., Vancouver, Washington 98660
A Two-Day Introduction and Continuing Education of the Church’s Sacred Music:
The curriculum will be centered around learning the different areas of music within the Mass (Propers, Ordinaries, and sacred polyphony accessible to any choir) and enhancing the vocal technique required to attain such music. Lectures will also touch on the Sacred Liturgy as a whole, and the role music must play in returning to a proper understanding of the Mass.
Open to all choir directors and church musicians of any level:
$20 for individuals
$100 for parish choirs up to 15 members
$150 for parish choirs over 15 members
Register by October 1, 2016 by visiting www.protocathedral.org/sacred-music
Friday, October 7th
5:00 pm: Check-in and Welcoming
5:30 pm: Opening Lecture: The Spirit of the Sacred Liturgy, Scott Powell
6:30 pm: Sung Vespers for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: First Rehearsal
Saturday, October 8th
9:00 am: Sung Votive Mass to the BVM by the St. James Collegium Musicum
10:00 am: Breakfast (provided) and Lecture: Singing THE Mass, not Singing AT Mass, Scott Powell
11:00 am: Voice Technique Part 1, Andrew Steele
12:00 pm: Second Rehearsal (with small break for lunch)
2:00 pm: Split Sessions: Vocal Technique 2, Andrew Steele
Q&A and Presentation for Music Directors, Scott Powell
3:30 pm: Final Rehearsal
5:00 pm: Sung Vigil Mass by all conference participants
6:00 pm: Farewell Reception
Get all the details about the upcoming Winter Sacred Music program at the program webpage and make plans to join us there. Join directors Scott Turkington and Nick Botkins for five days of Chant and Polyphony at the lovely Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. Registration is now available. Space for this program will be limited, so make your plans to join us now.
The Gregorian Institute of Canada is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Colloquium, to be held at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto, ON, August 11-14. Our plans include a series of practical chant workshops ranging from introductory to advanced, featuring the outstanding clinician Adam Bartlett, composer and editor of Simple English Propers (CMAA, 2011), and editor of the Lumen Christi Missal, Lumen Christi Simple Gradual, and Lumen Christi Hymnal (Illuminare Publications, 2012-2015). Active as a teacher, workshop leader and speaker, Adam has traveled widely offering catechetical and training workshops on topics of Catholic sacred music and liturgical chant.
The colloquium also includes a series of scholarly papers in honour of the late Andrew Hughes, renowned Canadian chant scholar and Professor at the University of Toronto.
In addition to the workshops and lectures, there will be daily offices and Sunday mass sung with Gregorian Chant.
UPDATE: Register before JULY 10th!! Late Registrations will continue to be accepted after July 10th as space allows!
See updated information about the workshop here: WORKSHOP UPDATE
The workshop begins on Friday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. and concludes with Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The program includes chant sessions, rehearsals for Mass, a chanted Vespers service, and an organ recital.
See the latest article by Andrew Leung about the Basilica where the upcoming event will be held here: A Guardian of the Sacred Tradition in the South
For more information, visit the Southeastern Sacred Music website, email Maria Rist, or call 865-335-0588.
…take a look through the Colloquium Music book before you get to St. Louis. Although you’ll receive a nicely printed copy at registration, you can see it online now.
Download the book here:
For all the details about the event, visit the Colloquium details page here:
Regular registration for the 2016 Summer Chant courses ends May 31st. Save late fees by registering now! We have a few spaces still available for each course.
During the week of June 27 – July 1, 2016, the CMAA and the Mary Pappert Music School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh are hosting two courses.
The Summer Chant Intensive is focused on directing skills this summer. Join Wilko Brouwers in developing your directing skills in a 5-day course on conducting chant. See all the details about the course at our Summer Chant Course webpage.
Ward I – That All May Sing is offered for the first time by the CMAA. Scott Turkington will share his expertise in the Ward Method during the course which also runs June 27 – July 1. For all the details, visit our Summer Chant Course webpage.
If you have questions about the courses, or want to check availability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar:
Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, 2016
The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
Building on the success of the 2015 workshop held at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in Jasper, Ga, Southeastern Sacred Music invites you to join them again for the 2016 workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Whether you are a singer, a choir director, priest, deacon, or seminarian, this one-and-a-half day workshop is an ideal opportunity for you to:
Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21, 2016
at Saint Mark the Evangelist Church, Tampa, FL
The Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA) is pleased to announce the 8th annual Musica Sacra Florida Gregorian Chant Conference.
The Conference will include:
“Gregorian Chant as the Basis for Choral Excellence” (Larry Kent)
“Starting with English Chant” (Mary Jane Ballou)
“A Guide to Square Notation” (Susan Treacy)
“Basic Training in Chant for Priests & Deacons” (Fr. Patrick Hough, S.J.)
Scholae for beginning/intermediate (men & women), advanced men, advanced women
Opening Missa cantata in the Extraordinary Form on Friday evening. Music provided by the Florida Pro Musica Schola.
Closing Missa cantata in the Ordinary Form on Saturday evening (anticipated Sunday Mass) with English & Latin chants provided by conference participants
For all the details about the conference and how to register, visit:
MUSICA SACRA FLORIDA CHANT CONFERENCE PAGE
A conference for Catholic musicians, artists, and writers, May 19-21 in Dallas, TX, is now open for registration. “High Above the Stars: Sainthood, Beauty, and Catholic Artistic Expression” culminates with the world premiere of a 90-minute work for chorus, orchestra, and soloists by Frank La Rocca entitled “A Rose in Winter.” All events will take place on the campus of St.Rita Catholic Community, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244.
The conference focuses on the relevance of beauty in life and liturgy, the continuing tradition of the commissioning and creation of great art by and for the Church, and the issues of sainthood in our daily lives. Attendees will also have free admission to the world premiere, an organ recital by Stefan Engels, and sung Vespers. Some meals will be provided.
Presenters will include:
–Frank La Rocca, composer
–Matthew Lickona, librettist
–Alfred Calabrese, conductor
–David Clayton, artist, and author of “The Way of Beauty”
–Fr. Michael F. DiGregorio, O.S.A, prior provincial of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, and former director of the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia in Philadelphia.
–an organ recital by Stefan Engels
–masterclasses for conductors, composers, and writers
–four outstanding American soloists
The cost for the conference is unbelievably low, just $55 for all three days for the general public.